Category Archives: Stories

Do you want to hear a good story? Read through these!

Culture intertwined – A visitors point of view

From the beautiful coast to the picturesque landscapes, South Africa has always attracted people from all over the world. Whether they’re here to visit, work or play, tourists and internationals have added to our rich culture.

People make our open spaces

Imagine if your neighbourhood was solely made up of rows of houses and narrows streets just big enough to let a car through. Where would you walk your dog or take your evening jog? Children would be restricted to their own back yards…

Strong women build strong communities

60 Years ago 20 000 South African women of all races, cultures and backgrounds, took to the streets of our country protesting for their freedom. The freedom of movement, to break free from the pass and to be free from stereotypes and preconceived…

OurHeroes – Kind neighbours rebuild home

Heroes don’t always wear capes, come from the sky or are born after being exposed to radiation. Sometimes heroes exist in our very own neighbourhoods. This was the case when an ordinary Tamboerskloof resident helped rebuild a children’s home after it burnt to the…

Share the Hood love across South-Africa

It might be the most spoken topic ever, love. It appears in almost every movie, every book and every song. And yes, at OurHood we have learned to fall in love with our neighbourhood, whether it is because of your neighbours, the environment…

OurHood Woodstock Street Art Guide

Every neighbourhood has that one unique, defining feature in it that comes to mind whenever that neighbourhood is mentioned. For Woodstock in Cape Town, street art has become synonymous with the vibrant neighbourhood and its rich history. It is in this vibrancy, cultural…

Trick or treat in your OWN neighbourhood

I don’t know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids. ~Robert Brault HALLOWEEN Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows’ Evening,…

Welcoming newcommers to your neighbourhood

Greeting new neighbours is always a nice gesture to make a great first impression and possibly begin a really solid relationship that will set you in good stead for years to come.

LONEHILL Village Fair project

Attention all Lonehill and surrounding residents! This Saturday the 16th of May between 7am and 5pm, the start of a new annual Lonehill Village Fair will be happening in the Lonehill Park. Come participate in the pioneering pilot launch of the most exciting,…

Fires roar destructively through our neighbourhoods

Fires can be a big threat in our neighbourhoods and we’ve recently seen why. In the last few days we have seen the Cape engulfed by flames of fury and we have watched these fires spread across the mountain side destroying everything in…