Tag Archives: communities

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…

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…

Things to do on Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day commemorates an iconic day in our country’s history when determined and brave South Africans stood up for what their rights – at a fatal cost. 69 people died and 180 were wounded when police fired on a crowd of ordinary…

Here’s why your community needs OurHood

We have Facebook to stay in touch with friends, Uber to catch a ride and Twitter to share our thoughts. But there is one aspect of our physical lives that is yet to be specifically catered for online – connecting to our neighbours.…

Local organisation works to get kids off the street

For many children, their neighbourhood is seen as a safe place where streets are filled with bicycles and the fields occupied by soccer balls and play parks. But for some children, the street is their struggle and only source of survival. According to…

Local association needs support to preserve public space

Our neighbourhoods are made up of buildings, houses, streets, businesses and public spaces. But it’s the people, cultures, traditions, monuments, activities and meaning that breathe life into our communities. These things form the heritage of our neighbourhoods. A local ratepayer’s association in Cape…

Tech Talk – Our Front End

In the last year, the OurHood engineers have had the strenuous task of rebuilding and rewriting the structure of the platform. This rewrite was necessary to not only transition from old technology but to also improve functionality, usability and design. Micheal Botes, OurHood…

5 Great reasons why you should get to know your neighbours

The make up of a neighbourhood is not merely the character of buildings in a location or the people that live there. What truly makes a neighbourhood is the connection people have with each other. These connections turn an ordinary residential area into…

What you need to know about OurHood

OurHood has been gaining traction in neighbourhoods all across the country. The number of users, new and old, logging in to keep updated on the happenings in their neighbourhoods is the highest we’ve had since we started more that two years ago. And…

Help your neighbours save water

So, you’ve done everything you can to save water, but what about your neighbours? What can you do if you see a neighbour’s lawn sprinkler going full blast, with water running into the street? Or a garden hose gushing water with no one…