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Happy New Year from OurHood

OurHood

With new year comes new plans and resolutions, and at OurHood we have an exciting year ahead. Growing partnerships are in discussions, and new features are in development, all of which we look forward to sharing with you over the coming months. As…

Load Shedding Safety Tips

Load Shedding

With a week of heavy shed loading ahead, we thought we would share with you a few simple tips to keep safe when those lights go out. * Keep an eye on the proposed load shedding times so that you and your family…

What’s On This Month

Can you believe it is October already! With so much going on this month, we thought we would give you a little run down, so that you are your neighbours can start planning. With OurHood, it’s easy to get your neighbours together. Use…

World Clean Up Day

World Clean Up Day

In 2018, on 18th September, 18 million people across 157 countries and territories united for the biggest waste collection day in human history. Whilst it is an impressive statistic, we believe that we can beat this record! Saturday 21st September is World Clean…

#40seconds

World Mental Health Day

In light of yesterday being World Suicide Prevention Day, we wanted to highlight the start of the World Health Organisation’s #40seconds movement. World Mental Health Day takes place on 10th October and this year’s theme is suicide prevention. Yesterday, WHO began their efforts…

September

September

Can you believe it is September already? Spring is here and summer on the horizon! As the national month for heritage, tourism and heart awareness, it appears that September is a busy time. To help you keep on top of all that is…

Women’s Day – 9th August

National Women's Day

In South Africa, Women’s Day is a day to both celebrate women’s contribution to achieving freedom in South Africa, and more specifically, the actions of those women in 1956 who marched for their freedom and equality. On 9 August 1956, 20,000 women of…

SA’s Drug Awareness Week: 24th to 28th June

Drug Awareness Week

This Wednesday is the start of South Africa’s Drug Awareness Week. The campaign is designed to create awareness around drug and alcohol addiction in South Africa and is an opportunity to address how we can effectively reduce the impact of substance abuse. Misuse…

Proud Partnership: Gallo Manor Wendywood Community Protection NPC

Proud Partners

Thanks to the efforts of the Gallo Manor Wendywood Community Protection (GMWCP) to strengthen communication and collaboration between neighbours, 62 percent of Gallo Manor’s users report feeling more secure in their neighbourhood since engaging with OurHood. Since joining the OurHood community in 2017,…

Mandela Month

Mandela Month

Across the globe, on 18thJuly, the day of Mandela’s birthday, Mandela Day is celebrated to honour the legacy of our former President, Nelson Mandela. In South Africa, however, one day is simply not enough, and that is why we celebrate Mandela Month. In…