September has been an eventful month for OurHood. We have changed our Social Media strategy to allow us to highlight our top posts each week for different categories.

We wanted to make sure that we proudly show off our top South African citizens, food and places, in order to connect our community and create pride among everyone.

#WomanCrushWednesday of the Month:

Caster Semeya

Nike recently released a powerful advert – the star of it being the super talented Caster Semenya. And we love it!

Here’s the link for the advert:

#ManCrushMonday of the month:

Lewis Pugh

Lewis Pugh, a British-South African endurance swimmer and ocean advocate, is passionate about the topic and bringing attention to it.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We discussed him on our Blog earlier this month, which you can read here:⠀
Put SA First This September

#TravelTuesday Neighbourhood of the month:

Kalk Bay, nominated by: Jo Adams

 

 

 

 

The Neighbourhood of the week is Kalk Bay – nominated by Jo Adams for being the most scenic village ever! She loves the colourful working harbour, cobbled streets, cafes, restaurants, shopping, swimming, surfing, and mountains!
Find out more about the amazing neighbourhood from: Love Cape Town

Our Top #FridayFood of the Month:

Milk Tart Spring Rolls

Can you say: YUMMY!

Find the recipe at Food24.

Our Top #SmallBusinessSaturday of the Month:

IXO Foundation

IXO Foundation provides a trusted global information network that is owned by everyone. Enabling anyone to become the creators of their own impact projects and a stakeholder in the projects they believe in.

South Africa is blessed to have so many organisations that are helping the youth of today!

NGO of the Month:

Save the Children South Africa

“We protect children who are in danger, exploited or neglected.”

“Fighting to bring quality education to every child in South Africa.”

“Helping children to grow up happy and healthy.”

Our Favourite #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) This Month:

“If you hum it, I’ll play it.”

10 years ago, Savanna made us laugh with this advert, and others.

 

We also wanted to wish Google a Happy 20th Birthday again!

Here is the link to Google’s blog, where they highlight the 20 most notable Doodles from the past 20 years: 
http://bit.ly/2DzQGQy

Special Days this Month:

4 September: Arbor Week

OurHood would like to encourage you to plant a tree and remember why they are important to both ourselves, as well as animals and wildlife.

5 September: International Day of Charity

OurHood pays homage to all the kind souls that work hard to help others. We also encourage South Africans to perform random acts of kindness every day.

10 September: World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on 10 September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world since 2003.
This year’s theme is “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”.

15 September: World Cleanup Day

 

 

 

It is every single person’s responsibility to make this change, as well as be responsible in their daily activities by ensuring their recyclables are collected for recycling, as we all continue to work towards a common goal: creating a cleaner world.

 
Protea Valley Residents doing their part and 
showing how proud they are of their neighbourhood.

21 September: World Peace Day

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on the 21st of September. Established in 1981, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences, and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

24 September: Heritage Day

26 September: World Environmental Health Day

This year’s WEHD’s theme of “Global Food Safety and Sustainability” aims to support the provision of safer food, to make use of precious water and nutrient resources, and for communities to increasingly value sustainable food production.

28 September: National Good Neighbours Day

Whether through a cuppa, a picnic in the park, or a message of support; National Good Neighbours Day is the perfect opportunity to say thanks for being a great neighbour and for being there to lend a hand.

We hope you enjoyed this month with OurHood. If you have any people, places, recipes or businesses you would like to recommend or nominate for next month, you can comment below, or email us at: [email protected]

From your friendly neighbours at OurHood!