Category Archives: What’s on?

Events, news and OurHood!

How to Volunteer with your Neighbours

Volunteers Day

International Volunteers Day is a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, share their values, and promote their work.  With our busy lives, the idea of finding the time to volunteer may seem like an impossible task. However, volunteering is an…

What’s On in November?

November South Africa

November is here and what better way to start with the rugby World Cup finals? (Come on Boks!) But rugby aside you will find plenty going on this month. To give you some ideas, we have created a list of just a few…

How to Have a Safe Halloween

Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and that means it is time to get planning! Whilst Halloween in South Africa is not quite the grand celebration it is in America and the UK, it is becoming more and more popular every year as…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Join in the cause to help women in need today. Breast Cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in South Africa, with 1 in 27 at risk of being diagnosed with it at some…

10th October: World Mental Health Day

world mental health day

Today, on Thursday 10th October, we recognise World Mental Health Day. Mental health problems are the result of a complex interplay between biological, psychological, social and environmental factors. One in four people around the world struggle with mental disorders, yet nearly two-thirds of…

What’s On This Month

Can you believe it is October already! With so much going on this month, we thought we would give you a little run down, so that you are your neighbours can start planning. With OurHood, it’s easy to get your neighbours together. Use…

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…

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…

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…