Crime & Safety Communication in your Neighbourhood

One of the key elements of OurHood is the platforms Crime and Safety section. This section of OurHood immediately sends a notification and email when a user posts an alert or reports a crime which has taken place in the neighbourhood. The OurHood…

World Cleanup Day – 15 September

As a follow-up to OurHood’s blog post last week about Heritage Month (and Day), Tourism Month, Arbor Week and National Wildlife Day (Put SA First This September), we wanted to bring World Cleanup Day to the OurHood community.   Picture credit: Facebook: @worldcleanupday2018…

Put SA first this September

September is a major month on South Africa’s calendar. Not only is it Heritage Month, with the 24th being Heritage Day, it also happens to be Tourism Month. Our heritage is our story, and our story is unlike any other.    Photo credits…

Women Entrepreneurs

“It was not so long ago that women did not have equal rights, nor were they allowed any ownership of property or other entities. Luckily, the picture is much different and today women are empowered and celebrated. Lightstone, the trusted provider of comprehensive…

Honouring Wangarĩ Maathai

Because the 9th of August was Women’s Day, August is Women’s Month, and Sunday, the 26th of August is Women’s Equality Day, OurHood has decided that every Tuesday we will discuss one woman in history whose brave actions paved the way for women today.…

The Grace Factory

There’s a little over a week left of Women’s Month, but that doesn’t mean we need to stop celebrating the fairer sex! So, continuing with the theme, OurHood spoke to The Grace Factory about the incredible work the NPO does for the women…

Honouring Navanethem “Navi” Pillay

Because the 9th of August was Women’s Day, August is Women’s Month, and Sunday, the 26th of August is Women’s Equality Day, OurHood has decided that every Tuesday we will discuss one woman in history whose brave actions paved the way for women today.…

Hashtags that are Empowering Women

Women have been fighting for their rights for centuries. This week, OurHood continues its Women’s month campaign by looking into the use of social media and how women have been able to connect on a global scale to create a stronger community. Women…

Honouring Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Because the 9th of August was Women’s Day, August is Women’s Month, and Sunday, the 26th of August is Women’s Equality Day, OurHood has decided that every Tuesday we will discuss one woman in history whose brave actions paved the way for women today.…

South African Bloggers Who Inspire Us (Part 2)

Because it’s Women’s Month, OurHood decided to chat to 10 beautiful female bloggers around South Africa, who we thought are using their talents to put some positive energy out into “internet land”. They also reminded us what a stunning and diverse place we…