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.

 


SA, Mozambique reach deal to fight rhino poaching

2014-04-18 05:30

South Africa has signed an anti-poaching agreement with Mozambique, a major transit route for rhino horn trafficked to Asia.

Limpopo teen refuses bail

2014-04-15 18:52

A teenager has chosen not to apply for bail after he appeared in the Mokopane Magistrate's Court in connection with the murder of a Limpopo farm couple.

Limpopo cop appears for rape

2014-04-14 13:22

The case of a Limpopo policeman accused of rape and corruption has been postponed in the Seshego Magistrate's Court.

‘Poor’ Malema uses chopper to ‘be everywhere like the Holy Spirit’

2014-04-13 19:02
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Moments after pleading poverty in front of his supporters, EFF leader Julius Malema hit the skies in a helicopter, heading to his next rally, City Press reports.

City, Maritzburg share spoils

2014-04-09 22:03

Polokwane City and Maritzburg United have played to a draw in a PSL match at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.

R1.2m aid for Limpopo flood victims

2014-04-08 14:47

Food parcels, blankets and building materials have been delivered to flood affected municipalities in Limpopo, charitable organisation the Gift of the Givers says.

Limpopo protestors held over looting

2014-04-06 12:00

Twenty people have been arrested amid the weekend service delivery protests in villages around Maake, Limpopo, police say.

Textbooks found in Limpopo warehouse - DA

2014-04-03 16:59

The DA claims that "thousands" of undelivered textbooks have been found during a routine oversight visit to a teachers' training college in Fetakgomo, Limpopo.

Teen held for farm murders 'had drug problem'

2014-04-01 11:50

The 16-year-old boy who has been arrested in connection with the double murder of a farming couple in Limpopo had apparently visited them to "get his head clean".

Education department denies textbook shortage

2014-03-31 19:02

The basic education department has dismissed allegations that some schools in Limpopo had not received textbooks.

Relative sought after Limpopo farm murder

2014-03-31 12:17

Police are reportedly searching for a teenager who is related to a couple who were found murdered on their Limpopo farm.

Textbook fight back in court

2014-03-30 11:01

Limpopo schools are taking the fight for textbooks back to court, says a report.

Girl, 6, shot in Limpopo protest

2014-03-26 13:14

A 6-year-old girl has been shot and wounded during a protest in Lorraine village in Limpopo.

R3bn spent on De Hoop Dam - Zuma

2014-03-24 14:40
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President Jacob Zuma says government has spent over R3bn on construction of the De Hoop Dam in Sekhukhune, Limpopo.

Man forced son's head into boiling water

2014-03-19 21:05
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A Limpopo man has appeared in the Musina Magistrate's Court for attempted murder after he allegedly forced his son's head into a pot of boiling water.

Bela-Bela residents urged to be waterwise

2014-03-18 21:12

Bela-Bela residents should use water wisely, Deputy Water Affairs Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi has warned.

Limpopo municipality under admin - ANC

2014-03-18 10:43

Mogalakwena local municipality has been placed under administration, the ANC in Limpopo says.

Bodies still missing as floods calm down

2014-03-12 22:11

Four people are still missing in Mpumalanga and Limpopo after extensive flooding in several parts of the country.

Limpopo woman still missing in floods

2014-03-10 14:54

An elderly woman who was swept away with her husband while swimming in Bela-Bela is still missing.

Dead EFF member named

2014-03-08 09:30

The EFF member who died after he collapsed outside the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has been identified.

Flood warning issued for parts of SA

2014-03-07 08:50

The SA Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the eastern parts of the country over the next five days.

Some Limpopo textbooks not yet delivered

2014-03-02 14:13

Some schools in Limpopo have still not received their textbooks for the 2014 school year, according to a report.

Parliament sends condolences to cops' families

2014-02-28 19:38

Parliament's portfolio committee on police has sent its condolences to the families of four police officers and a truck driver killed in an explosion on the N1 in Limpopo.

N1 blast: Truck owner says incident tragic

2014-02-28 10:42

A Zambian company which owns the truck that exploded on the N1 highway near Polokwane, resulting in the death of five people has described the incident as tragic.

 

Zuma booed at Limpopo rally

2014-04-16 18:16
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President Jacob Zuma has been booed while on stage during the ANC’s election rally at Malamulele, Limpopo, according to reports.

Suspected rhino poachers arrested

2014-04-14 14:45

Three suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in the Kruger National Park.

Seven held for blasting open safe

2014-04-13 20:29

Seven people have been arrested for allegedly blasting open a safe at an agricultural co-operative's offices in Mankweng, Limpopo police say.

Lions thrash Limpopo Bulls

2014-04-12 18:42

The Golden Lions have completed a thrashing over the hapless Limpopo Blue Bulls in their Vodacom Cup North Section match.

Arrest made in Limpopo murder case

2014-04-09 21:39

A breakthrough has been made in the murder and mutilation of a 15-year-old girl from Relela outside Tzaneen, Limpopo.

Mob beats, stones man to death

2014-04-06 21:11

A man in his seventies has been beaten and stoned to death in the Dzumeri village outside Giyani, Limpopo police say.

Workbooks not textbooks stored in warehouse - dept

2014-04-03 22:34

Limpopo's education department has expressed disappointment with "false claims" that undelivered textbooks were found in a warehouse in Fetakgomo.

Illegal strike at Limpopo hospital

2014-04-03 10:31

The Limpopo health department is scheduled to meet Mecklenburg Hospital managers and staff in a bid to resolve an illegal strike at the hospital.

Court order to fix pipes invalid - SCA

2014-03-31 19:02

A court order forcing the Capricorn district municipality to repair and replace water pipes in Lebowakgomo, Limpopo, has been set aside in the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Teen appears for Limpopo farm killings

2014-03-31 17:52

A 16-year-old youth has appeared in the Mossel Bay Magistrate's Court in the Western Cape in connection with the murder of a Limpopo farming couple.

Suspected poachers in court

2014-03-30 14:05

Five suspected rhino poachers are due to appear in the Phalaborwa Magistrate's Court on Monday, police say.

Malema business associates acquitted

2014-03-27 08:38
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Three business associates of EFF leader Julius Malema have been acquitted on corruption charges, leading Malema to call for the charges against him to be dropped.

Farmer mistook worker for baboon

2014-03-25 21:17

A farmer convicted for unlawful handling of a firearm has been jailed for six months by the Musina Regional Court in Limpopo.

Musona stars in Chiefs win

2014-03-19 21:45

Knowledge Musona has scored a brace to give Kaizer Chiefs victory over Ajax Cape Town in their PSL match in Polokwane.

Pensioner killed in mob attack

2014-03-19 17:47

An 86-year-old man has been killed in a mob justice attack in Limpopo.

Illegal electricity voucher accused granted bail

2014-03-18 13:55

The alleged kingpin of a syndicate dealing in illegal prepaid electricity vouchers has been granted R100 000 bail in the Mankweng Magistrate's Court in Limpopo.

1 300 rescued from floods in Limpopo

2014-03-14 17:18

About 1 300 people have been rescued across Limpopo this week due to extensive flooding.

Limpopo residents airlifted to safety

2014-03-13 15:52

Seventy people have been airlifted to safety from a hill in Lephalale, Limpopo, after the Mogol River burst its banks.

Rain set to subside by weekend

2014-03-12 12:11

The SA Weather Service says less rain is expected over the weekend in Gauteng, North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, but a severe weather watch is still in place for these provinces for the next two days.

Clever Boys too smart for City

2014-03-09 17:46

Wits have romped to an easy victory over Polokwane City in an PSL encounter at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.

SANParks employee appears for illegal hunting

2014-03-07 22:35

An SA National Parks employee and a hunter has appeared in the Makhado Magistrate's Court in Limpopo on charges of illegal hunting.

NUM shocked at attack on Limpopo member

2014-03-03 18:18

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says it is shocked by another attack on one of its members at Union Mine in Limpopo.

Highway in Limpopo open after blast

2014-03-01 14:06

The N1 highway near Makopane in Limpopo has been opened following an accident in which five people were killed, Sanral says.

Cops injured in blast discharged

2014-02-28 11:39

Two of the three police officers injured in an explosion on the N1 in Limpopo have been discharged from hospital, police have said.

Limpopo motorists warned after cops death

2014-02-27 22:37

The department of transport has appealed to motorists and pedestrians to be vigilant on the road after four Limpopo police officers were killed in an accident.

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