Category Archives: News

You will find here all the latest news about OurHood.

Becoming an OurHood Partner

Our mission at OurHood is to create safer, better and more connected neighbourhoods, and we believe that community partners are important role players in making this vision a reality. The OurHood Partner Portal is a free, private and secure communication tool which allows…

National Good Neighbour Day: how to be a Good Neighbour

Say Hello

September 28 is a day very close to our hearts indeed – and that is National Good Neighbour Day. We all need good neighbours. They watch out for one other, give help when we are in need, look after our pets and children…

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…

A Turning Point for the South African Rental Market

Rental Market

Despite the pessimistic predictions made in 2018 concerning South Africa’s rental market, the year 2019 is proving to be a relatively positive time for rental properties. According to PayProp’s Rental Index for Q1 2019, Q4 2018 was a clear turning point in the…

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…