We finally found the source of a story going around about one very lucky victim of crime, and he described to us exactly what happened.
With thousands of signups in the last week and close to 2,000 overall neighbourhoods listed, it’s hard to ignore the rise of OurHood – SA’s fastest growing private social network for neighbourhoods.
It seems the only people sending text messages these days are banks and the TV license department. With WhatsApp completely dominating SA, it seems the digital messaging darling does have its limitations. OurHood provides a digital notice board for users to post to their real neighbours. This could be anything from a crime issue or general […]
With a recent funding round providing a further two years of startup growth, South Africa’s fastest growing social network has never been more exciting.
A family in Observatory has shared the story of their child almost being taken, in the hopes that they can catch the guilty party.
Looking for a temporary summer job for the upcoming season? Become a local lifeguard – that’s still regarded as cool right?
The events of the last few weeks have put runners on high alert, some of the more popular areas beset with crime. Here’s an option that might you make feel safer.
The last winner of the coolest competition has just been announced – and if you didn’t try then it’s not you.
What better way to decorate your living space than with a collection of your favourite Instagrams printed out? Did we mention you can get them free?
There’s an alternative to the usual social media platforms that will keep your security and crime chats within your neighbourhood’s borders.
Two local Cape Town startups are joining forces in an effort to get you out and about and taking pics of your favourite neighbourhood spots, with a cool prize to boot!
How’s this: two local Cape Town startups are joining forces in an effort to get you out and about and taking pics of your favourite neighbourhood spots, with a cool prize to boot!
There’s nothing worse than seeing notices about lost pets. How many people see them and how many of them lead to the pets being found and returned? A new local app is finding great success with lost pets being found and returned.
As crime rates rise in Cape Town’s CBD, criminals are getting increasingly familiar with how to infiltrate apartment blocks.
If you live in Camps Bay or have friends who live in Camps Bay, here’s some important news regarding completion of roadworks and the timing thereof. Poor babies.
Remember a while ago we told you about a brilliant new concept by some friends of ours? Guess who’s cracked the big time, News24 now jumping on board.
The escalating violence in Hout Bay’s Imizamo Yethu informal settlement has now claimed three lives, the victims killed in a shack fire as angry residents take to the streets.
It was less a welcome home party and more a case of starting where they left off for gang generals released from prison yesterday. Residents of Hout Bay were left seeking refuge.
We’re all fed-up with load shedding. But for an increasing number of South Africans, it’s one of many motivations to leave home and never come back.
There really is no good time to be held up at gunpoint but 29 people enjoying a braai together is amongst the worst. These guys in Jozi have the video footage of their ordeal.
As if missing the eight o’ clock movie wasn’t bad enough, now someone has gone and nicked all the wheels off the car. Yes it’s the new crime wave spreading through Cape Town.
Oh look. Another day, another exciting video of a South African getting held at gunpoint. They’re getting more and more hi-res which is great. Soon to be in 3D… Hopefully never in ‘real feel’.
This bunch of gun-wielding criminals certainly weren’t messing around in the minor leagues when they carried out a violent robbery in Pietermaritzburg.
Winter in Cape Town is hardly fun. We tend to hibernate, build fires and drink a lot of red wine. Because we are coastal creatures, we need to see the ocean. Not this year…
Live in over 600 neighbourhoods across SA and with a second round of funding secured, OurHood has now launched apps for both the iOS and Android platforms.
It looks like the bad guys are making use of load shedding timetables to target homes who don’t bother to set their alarms, or who might not have a backup battery for the alarm.
If you’ve got skillz and you’re keen to join South Africa’s fastest growing social network for neighbourhoods, based in the uber-trendy Woodstock Exchange in Cape Town. Then this is where you sign up.
With registration growth rates of over 1,000%, OurHood is connecting neighbours and strengthening communities throughout South Africa and beyond. If you missed ENCA news feature here it is.
There was a hijacking this morning in Green Point between 7am and 8am. By the time Green Point residents got to work, they all knew about it. This is how.