Tag Archives: community

Invite Your Neighbours To OurHood!

Tired of that irritating neighbourhood WhatsApp chat group? OurHood has been built specially for neighbours and neighbourhoods in mind. The platform provides a digital notice board specially designed for neighbourhood communication. Which is also divided into categories: Wanting to sell the car seat…

#BreastCancerAwareness

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, your life changes dramatically. Cancer affects not only the individual diagnosed, but also the family, friends, and community of the person. Some friends may stop being in touch because they don’t know what…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…