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.


6 arrested in Tzaneen sting operation

2016-02-13 12:33

Six people have been arrested in the last two days during a sting operation in Maake and Letsitele areas in Tzaneen for possession of firearms and drugs.

Second death in 30 days at Limpopo mine

2016-02-12 17:16

A platinum miner in Limpopo has been killed after the brakes failed on a utility vehicle she was in at the Atlatsa Resources Bokoni mine near Burgersfort.

Jantjies starts at pivot against Bulls

2016-02-11 12:30

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has named his team for their pre-season friendly against the Bulls in Polokwane.

Water safe for human consumption - Limpopo municipality

2016-02-10 15:59

The Mookgophong Municipality in Limpopo has denied that drinking water in the area is unsafe, after the Blue Drop Certification Programme report gave them a very low rating.

Tourists pay R100 to save baby duiker from grisly fate

2016-02-08 17:53

A newborn red duiker has been rescued when tourists bought it for R100 and took it to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre near Hoedspruit, Limpopo.

ANC will not play Zama Zama with people’s futures – Ramaphosa

2016-02-07 22:32

The ANC would not gamble with people’s futures and appoint incompetent councillors after this year's local government elections, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.

Preacher fined R9K for beating up girlfriend who grabbed his genitals

2016-02-05 13:30

A popular bus preacher in Limpopo who beat up his girlfriend so she could let go of his genitals has been sentenced to a R9 000 fine for the assault.

Woman cut in two, mutilated in Limpopo

2016-02-01 11:57

The body of a 61-year-old woman has been found cut in two and mutilated in Limpopo, police say.

Limpopo school opened despite being unfinished

2016-01-27 15:43

A new high school near Polokwane opened this week, despite still being under construction and having no resources.

Family mourns slain cop who was mistakenly killed by mob

2016-01-25 17:54

The family of the Limpopo police officer who was killed by a mob while on an undercover mission have accused the police of failing him.


Two men stoned to death by vigilante mob

2016-02-12 18:46

Limpopo police are investigating a vigilante attack after two men were killed for allegedly robbing a supermarket in Mogapeng village.

Mankweng residents don't want to pay water bills

2016-02-11 14:44

Police fired teargas and rubber bullets in Mankweng, Limpopo this week as residents took to the streets to protest against municipal bills.

Limpopo man kills woman, self

2016-02-10 19:46

A man in Polokwane has shot and killed a woman before turning the gun on himself, Limpopo police say.

Roads Agency Limpopo dismisses CFO

2016-02-08 22:55

The Roads Agency Limpopo's CFO has been dismissed and two of his colleagues suspended for alleged fraud, corruption, and collusion involving more than R40m, the agency says.

At least 93 land claimants get R12m

2016-02-08 12:15

At least 93 people who were forcefully evicted from their ancestral land decades ago have received a combined financial compensation of R12m.

Prisoners go on the run, for sport

2016-02-06 07:02

Hundreds of prisoners went on the run in Rustenburg this week, and all the warders did was stand around and watch.

Beer crates for chairs at Limpopo school

2016-02-04 11:21

More than 300 pupils at a Limpopo school are forced to sit on beer crates because the provincial education department has not provided furniture for the past two years, the DA says.

Limpopo pupils boycott classes

2016-01-29 14:13

Pupils at two Limpopo schools have vowed to continue their boycott of classes in protest against a shortage of maths, physical science, and life science teachers.

Education dept ordered to release results of 'cheating' matrics

2016-01-26 15:21

The North Gauteng High Court's Polokwane division has ordered that the matric results of eight pupils, who were linked to the matric cheating scandal in Limpopo, be released.

Journalists probed following extortion claims

2016-01-25 13:53

The Hawks have handed over a docket to the NPA regarding a probe into allegations that Sunday World and SABC journalists tried to solicit money from a Venda chief in exchange for quashing a story.

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