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.


Suspected campus serial killer arrested

2014-07-24 05:00

A man linked to four murders and an assault in and around the University of Venda in Thohoyandou has been arrested.

Limpopo serial killer reports probed

2014-07-22 22:04

The Limpopo safety and security department will investigate the possibility of a serial killer operating near the University of Venda in Thohoyandou.

Fears of campus serial killer

2014-07-22 08:36

Fears of a serial killer on the loose at the University of Venda in Limpopo have prompted the provincial police to establish an investigation team.

Couple who left baby in car released on warning

2014-07-21 17:32

A couple has appeared in the Tzaneen Magistrate's Court for allegedly leaving a 2-month-old baby boy inside a parked vehicle at a shopping mall in Tzaneen, Limpopo.

Parents arrested for leaving baby in car

2014-07-21 11:38

The parents of a 2-month-old boy have been arrested for allegedly leaving their baby inside a parked vehicle at a shopping mall in Tzaneen while they went shopping, Limpopo police say.

Fired Limpopo mayor quits as councillor

2014-07-19 19:20

One of the four Limpopo mayors recalled from office by the ANC has resigned from his position as a councillor, saying the ANC has stalled in filling the vacancy.

3 appear for cop killing

2014-07-18 18:25

Three people accused of murdering a policeman have appeared in the Ritavi Magistrate's Court , Limpopo.

Licences flogged for up to R8 000

2014-07-16 22:00

Four people allegedly linked to a syndicate selling learners' and drivers' licences have been arrested in Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

Pig farmer mocked for being uncircumcised

2014-07-16 14:33

Police could not confirm a report that initiation school teachers stole 20 pigs from a Limpopo farmer because he is not circumcised.

20 illegal initiation schools shut down

2014-07-11 17:13

Over 20 illegal initiation schools in the Sekhukhune District in Limpopo have been shut down, with more due to close, the provincial House of Traditional Leaders say.

ANC expels 22 Limpopo councillors

2014-07-09 05:00

The ANC has expelled 22 of its councillors from the Mogalakwena municipality in Limpopo.

Farmer killed in robbery

2014-07-07 18:47

A Limpopo man has been fatally wounded in a robbery on his farm between Groblersdal and Dennilton.

Bank employee steals from man, 84

2014-07-03 07:22

A bank employee who issued a card for an elderly man but then kept it and withdrew R40 000 from it, has been arrested, Limpopo police say.

Man accused of stabbing pregnant girlfriend in court

2014-07-02 17:48

A Limpopo man accused of stabbing his pregnant girlfriend and her mother to death and setting his friend's house on fire has appeared in the Ritavi Magistrate's Court.

ANC fires 3 more Limpopo mayors

2014-07-01 11:01

The ANC has announced that three more Limpopo mayors have been recalled from office, after four mayors were relieved of their duties last week.

Missing girl's body found in graveyard

2014-06-27 06:19

The body of an 8-year-old girl has been found in a graveyard in Thohoyandou, Limpopo.

Nehawu: Remove other officials with mayors

2014-06-25 12:45

Other underperforming government officials in Limpopo should be recalled along with the four mayors, Nehawu says.

ANC fires 4 Limpopo mayors

2014-06-24 08:21

The ANC has recalled four Limpopo mayors, who are reportedly linked to EFF leader Julius Malema and former Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale.

Man held for killing girlfriend, her mother

2014-06-22 14:45

A 24-year-old Polokwane man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing to death his pregnant girlfriend and her mother, police say.

NFP condolences to horror crash victims families

2014-06-21 22:27

National Freedom Party leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi has conveyed her condolences to the families who lost loved ones in an accident in Limpopo.

Limpopo intervention team not yet finished

2014-06-20 07:48

The intervention team sent to Limpopo to manage a number of provincial departments says it is unsure when it will be leaving the province, and its target has been pushed back.

Heard the one about the municipality that bought laptops from a petrol station?

2014-06-18 20:58

Nepotism, fraud, corruption and maladministration. This is only the tip of the iceberg, according to a series of allegations made by the Samwu against Limpopo municipalities.

Polokwane municipality wants moratorium lifted

2014-06-18 17:51

The Polokwane municipality has asked the city's council to endorse its plan to lift a moratorium on economic development, executive Mayor Freddy Greaver says.

Cable theft kingpin expected in court

2014-06-18 10:12

An alleged copper cable theft kingpin is expected to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court after he was found with cables worth R700 000.


Man arrested for attempted rape

2014-07-23 18:41

A man has been arrested at the Matlala Hospital near Mapoteng, Limpopo, for attempted rape, robbery, and perjury.

Limpopo man wanted for rapes, murder

2014-07-21 18:02

Limpopo police are searching for a man who allegedly killed a businessman in Ga-Thoka, near Mankweng.

Limpopo hospital reopened after water contamination

2014-07-21 14:27

Jane Furse Hospital in Limpopo has reopened after it closed for three days due to a contaminated water supply.

Ex-spokesperson says SABC distorted statement

2014-07-20 07:21

The former spokesperson for the office of the North West premier has accused the SABC of distorting and sensationalising a press statement about his dismissal.

7 killed in horror head-on collision

2014-07-19 17:37

Seven people, including two children, have been killed in a head-on collision on the R37 outside Polokwane, paramedics say.

14 Zimbabweans held for explosives cache

2014-07-17 16:15

Limpopo police have arrested 14 Zimbabweans for possession of explosives worth over R350 000 in Musina.

Limpopo ANC members go head-to-head

2014-07-16 19:09

The Limpopo ANC will use an old disciplinary outcome to get 22 recently expelled councillors out of the troubled municipality.

1 500km of Limpopo roads now national roads

2014-07-13 14:56

Over 1 500km of Limpopo's roads have been declared national roads and are now under Sanral's management, the agency says.

Three-year-old girl stabbed 99 times allegedly by family member

2014-07-09 10:34

A Free State woman has been arrested after a 3-year-old girl left in her care was found with 99 stab wounds on her body.

Toddler stabbed 99 times

2014-07-08 20:40

A Free State woman has been arrested after a 3-year-old girl left in her care was found with 99 stab wounds on her body.

Body of Polokwane pensioner found in bushes

2014-07-07 11:16

The body of an 84-year-old pensioner who went missing last week has been found near a municipal pool in Polokwane, Limpopo police say.

Police open fire on striking workers

2014-07-03 12:57

Police have fired rubber bullets to disperse striking construction workers blocking the entrance to the site of Eskom’s Medupi power station in Limpopo.

Man appears for possessing body parts

2014-07-02 22:39

A Mozambican man accused of possessing human body parts has appeared in the Malamulele Magistrate's Court, Limpopo.

Contraband cigarettes worth R3.5m seized

2014-07-01 22:14

Contraband cigarettes, with an estimated street value of nearly R3.5m, have been seized in Limpopo.

Man in court for allegedly selling body parts

2014-06-27 22:34

A Mozambican man accused of the possession of human body parts has appeared in the Malamulele Magistrate's Court, Limpopo.

Dept: Limpopo farmers won't be compensated

2014-06-26 07:19

Farmers whose cattle were killed by a virus in Mopani, Polokwane would not be compensated, the Limpopo agriculture department says.

Malema not reason for mayors' axing - ANC

2014-06-24 16:47

The ANC has denied that the recall of four Limpopo mayors is due to their ties with Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema.

Man appears for killing pregnant girlfriend, her mother

2014-06-23 16:27

A Limpopo man accused of stabbing his pregnant girlfriend and her mother to death and then setting his friend's house alight has appeared in the Ritavi Magistrate's Court.

Limpopo crash to be investigated

2014-06-22 06:00

A team of investigators has been to dispatched to probe the cause of an accident that killed ten people in Limpopo.

Limpopo crash claims 10 lives

2014-06-21 12:21

Ten people have been killed and 19 others injured when a bakkie and a taxi collided near Makhado, the Limpopo department of safety, security and liaison says.

Cattle killing virus identified

2014-06-19 19:33

A virus which has killed more than 30 cattle in Mopani has been identified the Limpopo agriculture department says.

Botlokwa residents block the N1

2014-06-18 20:05

Residents of Botlokwa in Limpopo have pelted cars with stones and barricaded the N1, Limpopo police say.

Two years for burning bodies

2014-06-18 17:01

A former Limpopo farmer who incinerated the bodies of two illegal hunters shot dead by his son ten years ago has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment.

Complaint about Motsoeneng wife gift

2014-06-18 07:08

A complaint about SABC acting chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng being given a wife as a gift has been lodged with the Commission for Gender Equality.

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