Tag Archives: south africa

Borrow, Sell, Buy, Give or Trade using OurHood

sharing with neighbours

.One of the best things about a strong and close neighbourhood, is the instant network that it creates. Should you ever be looking to borrow, sell, buy, gift or trade something, neighbours are often the best bet to turn to. Need a hammer…

How to Volunteer with your Neighbours

Volunteers Day

International Volunteers Day is a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, share their values, and promote their work.  With our busy lives, the idea of finding the time to volunteer may seem like an impossible task. However, volunteering is an…

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.…

Proudly South African Recipes

South Africa is filled with rich culture. One of the main things that define South African culture is the variety of different food. Part of South Africa’s culture around food is that cooking is social and often brings multiple cultures together around the…

Youth Day

Thousands of black students went on a protest rally, in Soweto on the 16th of June 1976. The students were protesting against an official Government order which made Afrikaans compulsory in all medium schools throughout the country, many of which had neither language in their…

Shrinkflation… The new inflation

Have you noticed how a lot of your favourite brands have been decreasing the size of their products? This unfortunate reality is called Shrinkflation. Shrinkflation is becoming a big problem in South Africa with big brands like Coca-Cola, Cadbury and I&J to name a…

Tariff Increase

The budget speech, which included the proposed tariff increases for cape town has left many of the city’s residents shocked. The price of water and sanitation have increased significantly. The price of water increasing by almost 50% over the past two years. The increase…

Landfill Crisis! Here is how you can help.

Landfills in the country are running out of space rapidly. 108 million tonnes of waste is generated by South Africans each year. The rate of waste generation is not the only problem we are facing. The management of landfills is also a dilemma.…

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…

Ideas for the Long Weekend

Don’t know what to do this long weekend? Your city is packed full of fun and family friendly events and activities. Here is your chance to discover a new part of your city. Events in your area Sunset walk on Delvera Vineyard An…