Safety Apps for South Africans

South Africa can sometimes be a dangerous place. With the use of technology, communities have been made safer and more secure for residents. Here are 5 apps that South Africans should use to ensure their safety at all times. OurHood OurHood is a private…

BE THE LEGACY

“It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.” OurHood celebrates and honours Nelson Mandela, and what would have been his 100th birthday. 18 July 1918 – 05 December 2013    Photo credits: Left: Creative Commons…

Dogs are your Community’s Best Friend

  Credit for both pics: Funda Nenja The first recorded use of the phrase: “man’s best friend”, was made by Frederick the Great, King of Prussia (1740-1786). Frederick referred to one of his Italian Greyhounds as his best friend. Dogs have been used…

Proudly South African Recipes

South Africa is filled with rich culture. One of the main things that define South African culture is the variety of different food. Part of South Africa’s culture around food is that cooking is social and often brings multiple cultures together around the…

How Is Facebook Affecting Us And Our Neighbourhoods?

Pic credit: Creative Commons. The social network company, Facebook, has seen several changes, since 2005, in the way the platform has been used. It started as a way for individuals to show day to day activities in one’s life. The platform has morphed…

Father’s Day

  Father’s Day is just around the corner. Plan the perfect day for your dad at one of these amazing places for the special day. Vredenheim Animal Farm Take your father on a Big Cat experience at Vredenheim Wildlife & Winery. On Father’s…

Youth Day

Thousands of black students went on a protest rally, in Soweto on the 16th of June 1976. The students were protesting against an official Government order which made Afrikaans compulsory in all medium schools throughout the country, many of which had neither language in their…

June is World Blood Donation Month

Pic credit: SANBS. “Approximately 3300 units of blood are required in South Africa every single day,” according to Ivor Hobbs, Regional Marketing Manager at the South African National Blood Service (SANBS). So, why don’t you donate blood? Are you scared of needles? We understand if you are.…

Call 2 Care

Call 2 Care (C2C) was born out of the goodness of the team’s hearts, simply by realising what a huge difference one person can make. This Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) “serves to uplift and empower those in need, through sustainable solution models”, and do exactly…