Established in South Africa, OurHood revolves around a simple, yet essential concept. The concept of community.
By providing an easily accessible, digital platform, OurHood provides neighbours with a collective sense of space, belonging, identity and community spirit.
We’re driven by the belief that by bringing residents together we can help to build stronger, safer, more inclusive communities.
OurHood is, and always will be, free for our residents!
OurHood is a private online platform where you can connect with your neighbours and community.
It provides an easy way neighbours to share information including crime and safety, recommendations and tradesmen referrals, lost pets, local services and general news.
Members can keep updated on any crime or suspicious activity by posting alerts which trigger email, SMS and push notifications to users in the neighbourhood.
We strive to provide private, safe, community networks where members feel secure in sharing their content and information.
As such, entry to each OurHood neighbourhood is limited to the residents of that neighbourhood.
To further ensure each network’s safety, each user MUST adhere to our signing up verification process by verifying their physical street address when signing up. Users cannot have access to personal or restricted information without a verified account, which is attached to their full name.
Each user logs in using a unique password and OurHood is fully encrypted - you can rest assured that your private information will never be shared.
The aim of the platform is to improve the atmosphere and safety in our neighbourhoods.
As such, always think about messages which you post and how others may feel about receiving them.
Over 1,300 neighbourhoods are using OurHood.
OurHood is a private company, incorporated in South Africa and privately funded.
Feel like catching up? Drop us a mail with any questions, queries, issues or thoughts you might have. Alternatively, save some time by checking our FAQs, or whether your topic is listed below.
Should you want to read further on our policies regarding verification,
safety or membership details, please visit the Help page
Feel free to contact us here: [email protected]
All members are governed by our Membership Agreement