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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…

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…