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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…

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…

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 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…

Cape Town edu-care hosts community market

In the spirit of neighbourliness, a Cape Town edu-care centre has opened its hearts and doors to their neighbours. Kay-Dee Edu-care in Rosebank has welcome neighbours to join the first on many community markets they’re hoping to run.

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…

Loved ones suffer too

Breast Cancer can be a time of turmoil for the patient but their loved ones suffer too. I didn’t realise this until my aunt was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

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.