Category Archives: Stories

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

Bad Neighbours

Have some beef with your neighbours? The best way to resolve an issue is to talk about it. Make amends, share your stories and join your neighbourhood conversation today. Sign up or log-in to OurHood.

Breast Cancer Awareness – OurSupport

Breast cancer among South African women is increasing. It is one of the most common type of cancer, affecting women, according to the national health department. One in 26 women in South Africa is likely to develop the disease. This month, we support the…

Our neighbours love their hoods!

The community we live in strongly influences our behaviour and moods. Our neighbourhoods have the ability to uplift us, inspire us and encourage us. Ourhood recently took to the streets of Woodstock, Cape Town to talk to people about the communities they come from and…

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,…