Category Archives: News

You will find here all the latest news about OurHood.

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…

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…

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…

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).

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),…

What you need to know about OurHood

OurHood has been gaining traction in neighbourhoods all across the country. The number of users, new and old, logging in to keep updated on the happenings in their neighbourhoods is the highest we’ve had since we started more that two years ago. And…