Tag Archives: connecting neighbours

Keeping Your Home Safe this Christmas

Christmas is South Africa

Whilst Christmas is a time for love and cheer, crime rates in South Africa rise dramatically over the festive period. In a blog earlier this month, we covered some simple tips on how to stay safe over the festive season (refresh your memory…

5 Great Reasons Why You Should Get To Know Your Neighbours

GET TOKNOW YOURNEIGHBOURS

Knowing your neighbours comes with a wide range of benefits, from enhanced safety to a greater community identity. Yet in our busy lives, it can be hard to find the time to connect with our local community. OurHood aims to change this, by…

How to Have a Safe Halloween

Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and that means it is time to get planning! Whilst Halloween in South Africa is not quite the grand celebration it is in America and the UK, it is becoming more and more popular every year as…

The Power of Local: OurHood’s upcoming update & Proudly South African

The Power of Local

With our latest update just around the corner we thought we would give you a sneak preview into one of its new features and our reasoning behind it. One of the features we are most excited about with the OurHood’s latest update, is…

What’s New at OurHood?

OurHood Partners

A lot of exciting changes have been taking place in OurHood over the last several months. From its soft-launch in May 2014, OurHood has come a long way, now connecting over 1,300 neighbourhoods across the country. With such positive feedback and encouraging growth…

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…

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.…

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…

Safety tips for people at home during the day

Property and neighbourhood related crimes, such as robberies and theft, are growing problems across many communities. The 2016 crime statistics released by the South African Police Service (SAPS) showed that an average of 675.5 houses were burgled in the country each day. The…