Polokwane

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.

 


2 women held for carrying drug ingredients

2015-01-27 10:09

Two women, who tried to enter South Africa allegedly carrying 18kg of ephedrine, a substance commonly used in heroin, are expected to appear in the Musina Magistrate's Court.

Two women die after wall collapse

2015-01-24 12:04

Limpopo police say two women have been killed after a wall collapsed on a farm outside Maake near Tzaneen.

Sadtu threatens action for matric marker pay

2015-01-22 17:18

Sadtu has threatened to tell its members in Limpopo to down tools in solidarity with unpaid matric exam markers.

Local municipality pays price for ANC tensions - DA

2015-01-20 17:42

Residents of the Mogalakwena local municipality are suffering because of ANC in-fighting in the town, DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says.

Right to school same as right to protest - SAHRC

2015-01-20 12:07

Pupils in Malamulele, Limpopo have a right to attend school just as residents have a right to protest, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Man appears for Limpopo farm murder

2015-01-19 15:43

The bail application of a man accused of killing a 76-year-old woman on a farm near Lephalale, Limpopo, has been postponed in the local magistrate's court.

High school 'disappears', kids in limbo

2015-01-15 08:52

As the inland school year began, about 300 high school pupils have been turned away from a Limpopo school after its governing body decided it was more suited to being a primary school.

Parents struggling with late registrations

2015-01-14 13:23

Parents holding young children milled around school entrances in Pretoria central in a bid to secure places as the inland school year has begun.

Protests halt schooling in Limpopo

2015-01-14 11:44

Classrooms have been left deserted in Malamulele, Limpopo, on the first day of school due to a protest.

Provinces ready for re-opening of schools

2015-01-14 05:00

Gauteng, North West, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga provinces are ready for the re-opening of schools.

No arrest after car damaged during protest

2015-01-13 12:47

No one had been arrested for pelting a motorist with stones and setting his car alight during a service delivery protest in Hlohlokwe, Limpopo.

Irate farmers call for 2 elephants to be killed

2015-01-13 12:01

Farmers in the Lephalale area are calling for two bull elephants to be killed after they crossed the border from Botswana into South Africa.

Man appears for Limpopo farm murder

2015-01-12 15:34

A man accused of killing a 76-year-old woman on a farm near Lephalale has appeared in the local magistrate's court.

Police keep close eye on Malamulele protest

2015-01-12 13:01

Public order police are patrolling Malamulele in Limpopo as residents continue to demand that the area be separated from the Thulamela local municipality.

Cops attacked by passengers for soliciting bribes

2015-01-11 16:39
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Two Polokwane policemen have been arrested for allegedly soliciting bribes from Zimbabweans, Limpopo police say.

Pistorius faces reckless driving charge

2015-01-08 18:31

Carl Pistorius, brother of jailed Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, will face reckless and negligent driving charges following an accident outside Modimolle, Limpopo.

Woman, 76, found strangled on Limpopo farm

2015-01-08 14:02
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Limpopo police say they investigating after an elderly woman was found murdered on a farm in Lephalale.

Limpopo gets back five departments

2015-01-06 21:11

The Limpopo government says it is ready to take back control of five departments that had been under the National Treasury's administration.

Dept denies hospital shortages and theft

2015-01-04 16:26

The Limpopo health department has disputed a report that found equipment shortages and theft taking place at provincial hospitals and clinics, it has been reported.

 

Maimane supports Mogalakwena residents

2015-01-26 19:30

The residents of Mogalakwena in Limpopo should continue fighting against corrupt government officials and police, the DA's parliamentary leader says.

Man held for raping elderly women

2015-01-24 18:25

A man is due to appear in the Bolobedu Magistrate's Court in connection with the rapes of five elderly women, Limpopo police have said.

'Most wanted serial rapist' arrested in Tzaneen

2015-01-24 06:15

Police in Tzaneen believe they have arrested the most wanted serial rapist, who has allegedly been terrorising villagers in the Bolobedu area for the past five years.

Limpopo protests await visit from officials

2015-01-20 16:10

Protest organisers in Malamulele, Limpopo, say they awaited a scheduled visit by officials from the co-operative governance department.

Limpopo protests affecting schools - alliance

2015-01-20 11:32

The protests in the Malamulele area in Limpopo that have prevented pupils from attending school are "extremely concerning", the education alliance says.

Threat Limpopo protest will be escalated

2015-01-19 09:57

The task team heading the protests in Malamulele, Limpopo has threatened to escalate their activities should authorities not meet the demand for their own municipality.

High school 'disappears', kids in limbo

2015-01-14 17:17

As the inland school year began, about 300 high school pupils have been turned away from a Limpopo school after its governing body decided it was more suited to being a primary school.

Police to clamp down on ‘bogus’ colleges

2015-01-14 13:23

Limpopo police have warned that it will not tolerate bogus further education and training colleges and will deal harshly with those operating them.

Provinces ready for re-opening of schools

2015-01-14 09:29

Gauteng, North West, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga provinces are ready for the re-opening of schools.

Arrest warrant issued for Limpopo cop

2015-01-13 13:18

A Limpopo police officer accused of robbery has failed to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court.

ANC wants official funeral for MEC, veteran

2015-01-13 12:47

The ANC in Limpopo will ask government to ensure that late education MEC Thembi Nwendamutswu and ANC veteran Nelson Diale get official funerals.

Corrupt cops granted bail

2015-01-12 21:27

Two Limpopo policemen arrested on corruption charges have appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court.

Motorist attacked in Limpopo protest

2015-01-12 14:09

A motorist has been pelted with stones and his car set on fire during a service delivery protest in Hlohlokwe, near Bolobedu outside Tzaneen.

2 killed as truck rolls down embankment

2015-01-12 07:07

Two men have died after their truck rolled down an embankment near Polokwane, Limpopo paramedics say.

Siblings killed in Limpopo plane crash

2015-01-08 19:47

A brother and sister have been killed when their microlight aircraft crashed on a farm outside Hoedspruit, Limpopo police say.

Limpopo woman in court for raping man

2015-01-08 17:24

A woman accused of raping a man in Bolobedu has appeared in the town's magistrate's court, Limpopo police say.

Matlala hospital CEO suspended

2015-01-08 08:09

The chief executive officer of Matlala hospital in Marblehall, Dr Tseke Tladi, has been suspended, the Limpopo provincial health department has said.

3 Limpopo schools score zero for matric

2015-01-06 12:04
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The Limpopo education department says at least three schools in the province obtained a zero percentage pass in the 2014 matric examinations.

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