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.


Four in court for Thabazimbi farm attack

2015-09-30 12:23

A domestic worker and three men accused of killing a 60-year-old woman in a farm robbery have appeared in the Thabazimbi Magistrate's Court.

Limpopo man goes to extremes for rhino awareness

2015-09-29 07:58

A man who is walking from Modimolle to Cape Town pulling a 120kg fibreglass rhino says only by going to extremes can you get people to change.

Limpopo residents run amok after boy disappears

2015-09-28 07:49

Two RDP houses, a tavern and a car have been destroyed after Polokwane residents ran amok following the disappearance of a young boy, police say.

4 of Limpopo's worst criminals 'removed from society'

2015-09-27 13:08

Four Limpopo men have received hefty sentences for crimes ranging from murder to rape, and have effectively been removed from society, police say.

19-year career allegedly with someone else's matric results

2015-09-23 21:15

A month before his retirement, a senior University of Limpopo official has been arrested for using someone else’s matric certificate to get the job he held for 19 years.

EFF loses court tussle over legislature speaker

2015-09-22 22:28

The EFF in the Limpopo legislature has lost a court bid to stop the ANC from trying to remove its Speaker.

Limpopo man found naked, with slit throat inside burnt car

2015-09-22 11:29

A motorist has been found with his throat slit in a partially burnt car near Makhado, sparking protests in the area.

Ex-soldier allegedly used silencers to poach rhino in Kruger Park

2015-09-21 22:10

The Nelspruit Regional Court has heard how a former South African National Defence Force soldier facing several counts relating to illegal activities in the Kruger National Park allegedly poached rhino - using silencers.

Limpopo farmers locked in cold room overnight by attackers

2015-09-19 22:23

A man has been hospitalised after Limpopo police found him and the body of his wife in a cold storage room on a game farm in the Thabazimbi area after they had been robbed.

Nursing school at Limpopo hospital set alight

2015-09-17 10:24

The mobile rooms of a nursing school at St Ritas hospital in Nebo have been set alight in a protest, Limpopo police say.


Limpopo teacher accused of breaking pupil’s wrist with broomstick

2015-09-29 17:59

A Limpopo teacher is facing a disciplinary hearing and an investigation after allegedly breaking a pupil's wrist with a broomstick.

Domestic worker, husband, held for Limpopo farm attack

2015-09-28 11:24

A domestic worker and her husband have been arrested for a farm attack in Limpopo in which a 60-year-old woman was killed and locked in a walk-in safe with her husband.

SA 'Black Mambas' get top UN award

2015-09-27 22:28

Two South African women, members of the country's first all-female anti-poaching team, the Black mambas, have received the UN's top environmental accolade, the Champions of the Earth award.

3 killed as double cab bakkie overturns near Tzaneen

2015-09-27 10:29

Three people have died and five others are injured after the double cab bakkie they were travelling in overturned near Tzaneen, Limpopo police say.

Panjo farm in another stand-off

2015-09-23 18:00

Yet another attempt has been made to take Panjo, the famous wandering tiger, and his other feline friends from the Limpopo predator park they call home.

Limpopo businessman's second murder case postponed

2015-09-22 20:00

A second murder case against Limpopo businessman Rameez Patel has been postponed for three months because the State is still waiting for forensic results.

Rameez Patel due back in court

2015-09-22 08:13

Limpopo businessman Rameez Patel, who is accused of the murder of his wife, is expected to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court.

Suspected rhino poachers caught

2015-09-21 12:26

Two suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in Limpopo, police say.

Limpopo dad in court after children's throats slit

2015-09-17 17:00

A Limpopo father, who allegedly slit the throats of his four children, has appeared in the Magatle Magistrates' court, Limpopo police say.

Wandering elephant back in park

2015-09-16 17:00

A wandering elephant that struck fear in the heart of villagers is now safe back home in a nature reserve, Limpopo environmental authorities say.

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