About Polokwane

Polokwane is the capital city of the Limpopo province. The city lies roughly halfway between Gauteng and the Zimbabwean border. Polokwane is situated 1 200m above sea level and the diverse landscape makes it an ecotourism hub.

The discovery of world renowned archaeological sites, the Transfrontier Park, and game reserves attract tourists from around the world throughout the year. The other key economic sectors include agriculture and some of the world’s largest platinum, vanadium, chrome, titanium, and copper reserves.

Polokwane has a population of approximately 500 000. Polokwane International Airport services the region.

The city has a semi-arid climate with a summer rainy season and a pronounced dry spell during winter.


Limpopo foreign shop owners abandon shops after looting

2015-03-03 22:25

Foreigners in Ga-Sekgopo, east of Polokwane in Limpopo, have abandoned their shops after protesting villagers allegedly looted them during violence in the area.

8 on the run after escaping Limpopo cops

2015-03-03 13:03

Eight suspects have escaped from the Modimolle police station's holding cells, Limpopo police say.

Two appear for cop killing

2015-03-02 23:09

The murder case against two men accused of killing an off-duty police officer has been postponed in the Thohoyandou Magistrate's Court.

Bags of muti found in poachers' possession

2015-02-27 19:32

Five suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in Limpopo, police says

ConCourt makes judgment in Limpopo health case

2015-02-26 15:46

The Constitutional Court has set aside a high court judgment ordering the Tebeila Institute to pay its own costs in a case against the Limpopo College of Nursing and the Limpopo health MEC.

Man shot dead outside Limpopo school

2015-02-24 18:25

A man has been shot dead in Maake outside Tzaneen, Limpopo police have reported.

3 arrested for Malamulele protests

2015-02-20 08:20

Three people have been arrested in Malamulele for their alleged involvement in ongoing protests in the area.

Pipes crush man

2015-02-19 19:37

A man has died in Polokwane, Limpopo, when around a ton of steel pipes fell on him, paramedics say.

Education department condemns torching of schools

2015-02-18 15:47

Limpopo's department of education has condemned the burning of schools in and around Malamulele, it says.

Chiefs train grinds to a halt

2015-02-17 21:59

SuperSport United have ended Kaizer Chiefs unbeaten PSL run, beatin the league leaders at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.


Limpopo woman killed, daughter injured

2015-03-03 22:17

A 63-year-old woman has been shot dead and her daughter wounded in Sasekani, Ritavi, Limpopo police say.

Retired doctor murdered on Limpopo farm

2015-03-03 08:14

The mutilated body of a retired doctor has been found on his game farm in Limpopo - the second farmer to be killed in the Waterberg district this year.

Cop killed after 'rendezvous' with sex workers

2015-03-01 16:28

Two men have been arrested in Thohoyandou after allegedly attacking and killing an off-duty policeman who had just finished a "rendezvous with two sex workers", the Hawks say.

Burgersfort quiet after protests

2015-02-27 15:37

Most of Burgersfort was quiet following an evening of protests the previous day, Limpopo police have said.

'Complete carnage' after 5 vehicles collide

2015-02-25 07:49

Four people have died and 16 people are injured after five vehicles were involved in an accident on Matlala Road near Polokwane, paramedics say.

Man gets 80 years for cattle theft

2015-02-23 10:14

The Mokopane Regional Court has sentenced a man to 80 years imprisonment for cattle theft.

R500m set aside for Malamulele, Vhembe

2015-02-19 21:28

The Malamulele community protest may not have delivered a new municipality as desired, but it has certainly greased the wheels of service delivery intended for the area, a report says.

Catch-up classes for Malamulele pupils

2015-02-18 17:07

A catch-up programme will be implemented for school pupils in Malamulele, the Limpopo education department says.

Another school torched near Malamulele

2015-02-18 08:09

A school in Xigalo near Malamulele has been torched, Limpopo police say.

Cop implicated in Limpopo robbery

2015-02-17 19:05

Five people, including a police officer, have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery at a cash-and-carry store in Limpopo.

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