Category Archives: News

You will find here all the latest news about OurHood.

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…

Your neighbours are your best home security asset

Home security and safety in the neighbourhood probably tops most people’s list of what makes them feel secure. And while there are many security companies and projects and strategies aimed at keeping you safe, the most basic and effective safety precaution is often…

Rosebank mall puts smiles on kids’ faces through art

It is no doubt that December is the time for giving. One local shopping centre in Rosebank, Johannesburg has not only embodied this sentiment but also helped put smiles on the faces of local children. In the spirit of true neighbourliness, The [email protected]

Your holiday safety checklist

Summer is finally here and the festive season is upon us. This time of the year marks the start of family, fun and vacations! But while you’re counting down the days until you can haul out the suitcases and sunscreen, the holiday safety…

Mid Term Budget – What you need to know

What do you think of the proposed tax increase and funding for higher education? Share your thoughts with your neighbours on OurHood Join now or log in! Your friendly neighbours at OurHood Connecting neighbours. Strengthening communities.

App update – OurHood releases v2.4

Another month has passed here at the OurHood offices, and another version of our app is out! Stability, speed and safety were the keywords of this update.