Tag Archives: ConnectingNeighbours

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.…

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…

Your holiday safety checklist

Summer is finally here and the festive season is upon us. This time of the year marks the start of family, fun and vacations! But while you’re counting down the days until you can haul out the suitcases and sunscreen, the holiday safety…

Gordon’s Bay – a tranquil getaway

The time has come to put the working year behind you and look forward to the holidays. Whether you’re looking at a beach, city or wilderness getaway, there is no better way to spend the holidays enjoying than what South Africa has to…

Let’s Get Techy!

Cape Town communities are getting tech savvy with the I-CAN Centre!

Matric examinations -Parents survival guide

The 2016 Matric examinations have officially kicked off. To many parents this may mean the end of 13 years of schooling for the children. But for Grade 12 learners, it means hours of daunting fate-deciding tests.

Breast Cancer Awareness – OurSupport

Breast cancer among South African women is increasing. It is one of the most common type of cancer, affecting women, according to the national health department. One in 26 women in South Africa is likely to develop the disease. This month, we support the…

Our neighbours love their hoods!

The community we live in strongly influences our behaviour and moods. Our neighbourhoods have the ability to uplift us, inspire us and encourage us. Ourhood recently took to the streets of Woodstock, Cape Town to talk to people about the communities they come from and…

OurHood, Our Heritage

Heritage day is imperative to South Africans because it highlights our uniqueness. In honour of Heritage day we decided to focus on the rich diversity we possess at Ourhood.

Crime stats broken down

The Minister of Police released the official South African Police Services (SAPS) crime stats last week. These stats still have communities mostly shocked by the numbers of crimes reported in the 2015/2016 year in review. We looked at what these crime stats actually are…