With new year comes new plans and resolutions, and at OurHood we have an exciting year ahead. Growing partnerships are in discussions, and new features are in development, all of which we look forward to sharing with you over the coming months.

As in 2019, OurHood is driven by the belief that by bringing residents together we can help to build stronger, safer, more inclusive communities. And none of this would be possible without the active involvement of our users, so we want to thank you for being such great neighbours this last year.

Crime in South AfricaWhilst the festive season is coming to an end, crime levels still remain high over the next few months, so it is important to remain cautious. Greater community involvement is one of the best ways to prevent crime and increase safety in a neighbourhood, so make sure to always report any suspicious activities to the local police or NHW/RPA and post it on the OurHood App so that neighbours stay informed. (For some tips on how to increase security in your neighbourhood, have a read of our blog from the beginning of December here.) We also urge NHW and RPA’s to use the new year as an opportunity to update their residents on what the rules are for their neighbourhood, estate or apartment block.

For those of you who are not already members and want to learn more about what OurHood is (or for members who simply want to a refresher) make sure to check out our OurHood guide here. Then if you wish to sign up, simply follow the links below and start connecting with your neighbours today!

Individuals: https://ourhood.co.za/sign-up
Partners: https://partner.ourhood.co.za/login

The OurHood Team 🙂

Ps. if you’d like to suggest a community partner, email us at [email protected] and we’ll contact your local organisation.

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