Tag Archives: community building

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.…

Podcasting

Podcasts are a relatively new medium globally and very new for South Africans.  There has been tremendous growth in the podcast industry within the last 5 years. South Africa’s podcast listener audience is relatively small compared to international markets. There is a niche…

Carpooling, the Solution to the Petrol Increase

South Africans have been hit hard. Not only has VAT just increased by 1% from 14% to 15%  but petrol has had a huge increase this month. Recently the petrol prices increased by an average of 70 cents per litre. A litre of…

Grab your neighbours. Start a water committee

Water remains a crucial resource and the recent water crisis that has affected many parts of South Africa shows just how dependent we are on this resource According to the Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa is a water scarce country and is…

Have you downloaded the new OurHood App?

We are excited to introduce you to the new OurHood App available on Android and iOS! What’s new on OurHood? Our new Apps have been released – offering greatly enhanced speed, messaging capabilities, functionality and more. We have expanded our development team to…

OurHood Pet Directory is here! Add your pets today

We all love our pets and do everything we can to ensure that they are safe. After all, they’re our furry family members. But when your beloved dog slips out of an open gate or your cat spends a little too much time…

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…

OurHood celebrates partnership with Parkmore Community Association

Over the past two years, the adoption of OurHood in the Parkmore community in Johannesburg has more than doubled, making it one of the fastest growing neighbourhoods on OurHood. This is a result of the active local partner, the Parkmore Community Association (PCA),…

Your neighbours are your best home security asset

Home security and safety in the neighbourhood probably tops most people’s list of what makes them feel secure. And while there are many security companies and projects and strategies aimed at keeping you safe, the most basic and effective safety precaution is often…

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…