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Grab your neighbours. Start a water committee

Water remains a crucial resource and the recent water crisis that has affected many parts of South Africa shows just how dependent we are on this resource According to the Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa is a water scarce country and is…

Have you downloaded the new OurHood App?

We are excited to introduce you to the new OurHood App available on Android and iOS! What’s new on OurHood? Our new Apps have been released – offering greatly enhanced speed, messaging capabilities, functionality and more. We have expanded our development team to…

Digital Marketing & Social Media Intern

OurHood is searching for a digital marketing and social media intern for a period of 3 or 5 months. OurHood is searching for a content marketing and social media intern. TASKS: Managing social media accounts: share stories, create original content and promote OurHood…

Here’s why your community needs OurHood

We have Facebook to stay in touch with friends, Uber to catch a ride and Twitter to share our thoughts. But there is one aspect of our physical lives that is yet to be specifically catered for online – connecting to our neighbours.…

OurHood Pet Directory is here! Add your pets today

We all love our pets and do everything we can to ensure that they are safe. After all, they’re our furry family members. But when your beloved dog slips out of an open gate or your cat spends a little too much time…

Safety tips for people at home during the day

Property and neighbourhood related crimes, such as robberies and theft, are growing problems across many communities. The 2016 crime statistics released by the South African Police Service (SAPS) showed that an average of 675.5 houses were burgled in the country each day. The…

Local organisation works to get kids off the street

For many children, their neighbourhood is seen as a safe place where streets are filled with bicycles and the fields occupied by soccer balls and play parks. But for some children, the street is their struggle and only source of survival. According to…

How to host a successful yard sale

We may still be weeks away from Spring and months away from Summer but there are glimpses of clear skies and sunshine, marking the eager arrival of warmer days. Soon those boots, coats, thermal flasks, heaters and mounds of blankets will know longer…