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.


Teen pleads guilty to killing farm couple

2014-10-25 11:15

A 16-year-old boy has been convicted of the murder of a farm couple in Limpopo after he pleaded guilty to murder and theft, according to a report.

3 jailed for life for kidnapping, murder

2014-10-23 19:04

Three men have been sentenced to life in prison by the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane for kidnapping and murder.

Malema: Man at fast food outlet was a bully

2014-10-23 13:10

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says he was “attending to a bully” when he was caught on CCTV footage having an altercation with a man at a fast food outlet in Limpopo.

AfriForum to lay assault charges against Malema

2014-10-23 11:25

Criminal charges will be laid against EFF leader Julius Malema for allegedly assaulting a Limpopo man at a fast food outlet, AfriForum says.

3 questioned over Jackson Mthembu shooting

2014-10-21 09:35

Three people have been arrested in Tzaneen and are being questioned over the shooting of ANC MP Jackson Mthembu, Mpumalanga police say.

Former cop in court for attempting to steal R1.2m

2014-10-20 20:37

A former crime intelligence officer and a woman have appeared in the Tzaneen Magistrate's Court after they allegedly attempted to steal more than R1.2m from a businesswoman's bank account.

Limpopo number plate change extended

2014-10-20 14:10

The deadline for adjusting Limpopo's L letter vehicle licence plates has been extended by two years.

Warning against fake traffic jobs

2014-10-19 13:21

Job seekers have been warned against a bogus circular advertising traffic posts in Limpopo.

Suspected rhino poacher shot dead

2014-10-19 10:56

A suspected rhino poacher has been shot dead at the Kruger National Park in Polokwane, Limpopo.

Le Roy reports Shakes to FIFA

2014-10-16 11:12

Claude Le Roy will ask FIFA and CAF to rule on his claims that Shakes Mashaba made an obscene gesture at him.

Congo coach calls Shakes out

2014-10-15 05:00

Congo-Brazzaville coach Claude le Roy has hit back at Shakes Mashaba for what he perceived to be disrespectful comments.

Duo back in Bafana training

2014-10-14 20:21

Eric Mathoho and Bongani Ndulula took part in South Africa's final training session ahead of their clash against Congo-Brazzaville.

Bogus college owner has two IDs

2014-10-13 16:54

A Zimbabwean national accused of running a bogus FET college in Tzaneen has two dentities, the Tzaneen court has heard.

Limpopo bogus college owner arrested

2014-10-12 13:17

A Zimbabwean national accused of running a bogus FET college in Tzaneen, Limpopo, has been arrested for fraud.

House burnt, equipment destroyed in Limpopo

2014-10-07 15:51

The house of a chieftain has been set alight and Bokoni Platinum mine equipment destroyed outside Burgersfort, Limpopo.

Body found in hospital debris after fire

2014-10-02 09:21

A body was found in the debris of a fire at the Letaba Hospital earlier this week, the Limpopo health department says.

I have nothing to fear or hide - Malema

2014-09-30 13:20

EFF leader Julius Malema has told supporters outside a Polokwane court that he is ready to stand trial, while also taking a swipe at the ANC, saying it is "at its weakest point in history".

Malema trial postponed to August 2015

2014-09-30 10:45

The Limpopo High Court has postponed the trial of Julius Malema and his co-accused to August 2015 because some counsel were not available.

EFF member assaulted colleague - police

2014-09-30 08:51

An Economic Freedom Fighters member has opened a case of assault against a colleague after he was allegedly punched, kicked and hit over the head with a bottle, Limpopo police say.

EFF to march ahead of Malema's court appearance

2014-09-30 07:51

Some Polokwane roads have been closed in anticipation of a large march ahead of EFF leader Julius Malema's court appearance on corruption charges.

Limpopo hospital fire forces evacuation

2014-09-29 22:17

Forty-five patients have been evacuated from the provincial hospital in Letaba after the psychiatric ward caught fire, Limpopo's health department says.

Severe thunderstorms expected in several provinces

2014-09-29 12:08

Severe thunderstorms are expected in several provinces across the country, the SA Weather Service has warned.

Two murder accused on the run

2014-09-27 16:44

A manhunt is underway for two men accused of murder after they escaped during a shootout at the Marble Hall police station, Limpopo police say.

Self-enrichment a cancer - premier

2014-09-24 20:30

The Limpopo premier has blamed unaccountability in state departments and institutions on civil servants who believe in self-enrichment.


US charges South Africans in illegal rhino hunting case

2014-10-24 06:05

A South African company has been indicted in Alabama, in the US, for selling illegal rhino hunts to Americans and secretly trafficking in the endangered animals' horns.

EFF: AfriForum defending racists

2014-10-23 16:05

The Economic Freedom Fighters have lambasted AfriForum for defending “racists” after the civil rights organisation released a video supposedly showing EFF leader Julius Malema assaulting a man.


Civil-rights organisation AfriForum released CCTV footage of the incident which, according to them, happened on August 6 at 2.45am at a fast-food outlet in Tzaneen. Watch.

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University serial killer case postponed

2014-10-21 18:54

A university student linked to four murders, a rape and an assault in and around the University of Venda has appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate's Court.

Glass, stones found in pupils' food - report

2014-10-21 08:33

The Limpopo department of education has launched an investigation after pieces of glass and stones were found in beans meant for the national schools nutrition programme, according to a report.

Limpopo pupils prevented from attending school

2014-10-20 15:28

Pupils at several Limpopo schools, including matriculants, have been prevented from attending alcasses and writing exams because of a service delivery protest, the DA says.

Limpopo delegation heads to China

2014-10-19 20:10

A delegation of Limpopo officials has left for China to explore investment opportunities in the provinces of Henan and Anhu

Marble Hall escapees nabbed

2014-10-19 12:42

Two prisoners who escaped from police holding cells in Marble Hall, Polokwane, have been re-arrested.

Rivaldo backed for top award

2014-10-19 10:52

Shakes Mashaba says that Rivaldo Coetzee deserves to win the award he is nominated for at the SA Sports Awards.

Bafana still control own destiny

2014-10-15 22:00

Bafana Bafana top Group A after their goalless draw against Congo-Brazzaville in an AFCON qualifier in Polokwane.

ANC sore losers says EFF

2014-10-14 21:07

The EFF in Limpopo has labelled the ANC in the region sore losers after it alleged the Economic Freedom Fighters colluded with management of the University of Limpopo to win SRC elections.

Serero wary of Congo backlash

2014-10-13 19:19

Bafana Bafana playmaker Thulani Serero expects a far tougher test against Congo-Brazzaville second time round.

Service delivery protests erupt in Polokwane

2014-10-13 15:32

Residents of Mankweng Township and Thoka village in Limpopo have embarked on service delivery protests, blockading the R71 between Polokwane and Tzaneen.

Limpopo municipalities owed R324m by government

2014-10-09 09:14

Limpopo municipalities are owed over R324m by government departments, The Star reports.

Matriculant biker killed

2014-10-05 07:17

A matriculant died when his motorcycle crashed into a vehicle in Welgelegen in Limpopo, a day before his matric farewell,

NPA denies Malema 'interference' claim

2014-10-01 21:05

The NPA has denied claims by EFF leader Julius Malema of interference in his corruption case.

ANC at weakest point in its history - Malema

2014-09-30 14:51

EFF leader Julius Malema has told supporters the ANC has become "irrelevant" and he wants to show that there is life outside the ANC.

As it happened: Malema in court

2014-09-30 11:20

Get live updates of EFF leader Julius Malema's court appearance at the Polokwane High Court in Limpopo.

EFF MPs arrive in court for Malema trial

2014-09-30 10:12

EFF MPs Floyd Shivambu and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi have arrived at the Limpopo High Court ahead of their leader Julius Malema's court appearance.

Tight security ahead of Malema trial

2014-09-30 08:51

The streets around the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane have been barricaded with barbed wire ahead of the appearance of EFF leader Julius Malema and his co-accused.

Dodgy deals in spotlight as Malema heads to court

2014-09-29 22:17

Allegations of sleaze among top politicians comes into sharp and ironic focus as EFF leader Julius Malema goes on trial for corruption.

Small turnout for Malema vigil

2014-09-29 19:35

A small group of EFF supporters stood outside the Nirvana Hall in Polokwane where a night vigil for party leader Julius Malema is expected to be held.

Sundowns trounce Polokwane

2014-09-28 18:33

Mamelodi Sundowns have demolished Polokwane City in their Premiership match played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Taxi violence erupts in Limpopo

2014-09-25 14:26

Violent clashes between two taxi associations have occurred in Marapong, near Lephalale, Limpopo.

Ex-ANCYL official gets bail after shooting

2014-09-18 12:04

Former ANC Youth League Limpopo secretary Jacob Lebogo, who is accused of shooting at four people, has been granted R5 000 bail in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court.

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