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 police warn motorists to avoid road hit by protests

2015-08-31 14:20

Police in Limpopo have warned motorists to avoid the road between Vuwani and Louis Trichardt, north east of Polokwane, where protesters have set up blockades.

Protect yourselves because cops can't be relied on - AfriForum

2015-08-29 21:59

Communities should take responsibility to safeguard themselves as the police cannot be relied on to fight crime in the country, according to AfriForum.

EFF's Buthane believes assault charge won't stick

2015-08-28 07:42

The EFF's Limpopo co-ordinator, Jossey Buthane, says he believes the latest assault charge against him will be withdrawn, as previous assault cases were also thrown out of court.

Two arrested for smuggling ephedrine into SA

2015-08-26 14:41

Two men have been arrested at the Beit Bridge border post after they allegedly transported more than R5m worth of ephedrine into the country, Limpopo police say.

Three die in Limpopo accident

2015-08-23 21:40

Three people have died and one was injured in an accident on the N1 highway near Polokwane, Limpopo, paramedics say.

Accused in Chabane case charged with assaulting journalist

2015-08-18 17:54

Limpopo police have confirmed a truck driver accused of causing the death of public service minister Collins Chabane is being investigated for assaulting a SABC cameraman..

1 000 ANC members have defected to us - Limpopo DA

2015-08-17 19:02

The DA in Limpopo says it has welcomed around 1 000 new members who have defected from the ANC.

Sixteen hurt after taxi rolls

2015-08-15 18:26

Sixteen people have been injured in Polokwane after a taxi rolled on the R101.

12 killed in crash on N1 in Limpopo

2015-08-13 05:51

Twelve people have been killed in the early hours of the morning after a minibus taxi and a truck collided head-on along the N1 in Limpopo.

Prince Harry is just a tourist in Kruger Park - official

2015-08-12 20:08

Prince Harry - who reportedly recently helped capture a gang of poachers in the Kruger National Park - is merely taking a break in the game reserve, a spokesperson says.


First African woman banished in apartheid honoured

2015-08-31 05:42

The unveiling of the burial and commemoration site of Makwena Matlala, the first African woman banished by the apartheid regime, is set to take place in Limpopo to culminate Women’s Month.

Ex-reservist nabbed for impersonating cop

2015-08-28 14:21

A former police reservist is to appear in the Bela-Bela Magistrate’s Court on charges of corruption and impersonating a police officer.

Senior EFF member in court on assault charge

2015-08-27 19:31

EFF Limpopo coordinator Jossey Buthane has appeared in court on a charge of assault, police say.

Polokwane water shortage rectified

2015-08-23 22:25

Power supply problems that led to a water shortage in parts of Polokwane have been rectified, the municipality says.

Protesters shut down Limpopo plaza

2015-08-22 11:06

Disgruntled residents of Zebediela in Limpopo put the local plaza under lockdown, police have said.

Truck driver in Chabane case still waiting to hear his fate

2015-08-18 14:05

A Limpopo truck driver awaiting trial in the culpable homicide case involving late public service minister Collins Chabane will have to wait another month to know his fate.

Limpopo ANC suspends Speaker

2015-08-17 17:06

The ANC in Limpopo has suspended their embattled provincial Speaker Merriam Ramadwa, pending disciplinary action.

Rameez Patel granted bail in second murder case

2015-08-13 14:13

Limpopo businessman Rameez Patel has been granted bail of R250 000 again - in a second murder case - to enable him to "parent his children".

Alleged Limpopo hitchhiker robbers arrested

2015-08-12 20:08

Limpopo police say they have arrested a gang who allegedly robbed and kidnapped hitchhikers along the N1.

Polokwane court set to deliver Patel bail decision

2015-08-12 17:49

The Polokwane Magistrates' Court is expected to deliver judgment in a bail application by Limpopo businessman Rameez Patel.

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