Women’s Day Events

“Women have an unique power of being able to look at the world’s problems and discover solutions that transforms lives and makes the world a better place.” — Dr Ayanna Howard South African Women’s Day commemorates the national march of women on August…

Honouring Dr Frene Ginwala

This Thursday, the 9th of August, is not only a public holiday, but also a very important day in our country’s history. Thursday is Women’s Day. August is also Women’s Month, and Sunday, the 26th of August, is Women’s Equality Day.   Picture…

South African Bloggers Who Inspire Us (Part 1)

Today, it has become common for people to share their lives on social media; letting others know what they’re up to, their thoughts, their opinions, their cat’s movements… Blogs, however, allow people to express themselves much more creatively, doing deeper research on topics of…

BRICS

BRICS is an acronym that stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. It is an organisation that aims to group the world’s leading emerging economies together and work towards increasing trade and economic growth months the countries. “The BRICS approach is…

You CAN Make A Difference

Anyone and everyone is able to be a major part of a community, regardless of social or economic status. “You don’t need to come from wealth or privilege to make a difference.” – Joni Ernst   Pic credit: Creative Commons Forget about hierarchy.…

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…