Category Archives: Latest

TECH TALK: Q&A on Classifieds and Recommendations

By now you must have seen the new Classifieds and Recommendation sections on OurHood. Maybe you’ve even managed to sell a few items to your neighbours. OurHood front-end developer, Micheal Botes gives us an overview of what work went into creating these new features that…

Classifieds and Recommendations launched on OurHood

Are you looking for a hairstylist to match your style? Have you finally decided to part with that gym equipment you realised you’d never use? Are you tired of untrustworthy handyman services after scouring the hundredth recommendations site? Perhaps you’re looking to donate…

OurHood introduces new platform design

We are excited to introduce the re-design of OurHood, with a deep focus on the newsfeed and making your neighbourhood’s digital notice board more readable. As we’ve mentioned before, the OurHood team has been inspired by your stories and feedback to create a…

Local association needs support to preserve public space

Our neighbourhoods are made up of buildings, houses, streets, businesses and public spaces. But it’s the people, cultures, traditions, monuments, activities and meaning that breathe life into our communities. These things form the heritage of our neighbourhoods. A local ratepayer’s association in Cape…

Tech Talk – Our Front End

In the last year, the OurHood engineers have had the strenuous task of rebuilding and rewriting the structure of the platform. This rewrite was necessary to not only transition from old technology but to also improve functionality, usability and design. Micheal Botes, OurHood…

Minimise your risk of being hijacked

More than 40 cars are hijacked each day in South Africa, making hijacking one of the biggest problems facing the South African Police Services (SAPS).

In with the new at OurHood

It has been three years since the inception of OurHood and the interest and support for our neighbourhood communication platform have blown us away.

OurHood celebrates partnership with Parkmore Community Association

Over the past two years, the adoption of OurHood in the Parkmore community in Johannesburg has more than doubled, making it one of the fastest growing neighbourhoods on OurHood. This is a result of the active local partner, the Parkmore Community Association (PCA),…

Important maintenance checks ahead of the storm

Heavy rain, gale force winds and low temperatures are expected this week as South Africa is set to experience a significant winter storm. And while this storm may mark the unofficial start of winter, during which storms and heavy rainfall occur regularly, it…

5 Great reasons why you should get to know your neighbours

The make up of a neighbourhood is not merely the character of buildings in a location or the people that live there. What truly makes a neighbourhood is the connection people have with each other. These connections turn an ordinary residential area into…