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.


Limpopo health dept welcomes court ruling on 'Prophet of Doom'

2017-03-20 17:20

The Limpopo Department of Health has welcomed a high court ruling that has banned Lethebo Rabalago from spraying Doom on his Mount Zion Church congregants.

'Ben is getting out of hand' - and then 3 die in family murder

2017-03-20 11:03

A Limpopo woman has described how her sister messaged her to say her estranged husband was 'getting out of hand', and how hours later he killed her, their brother, and then himself.

Chiefs stumble to Baroka draw

2017-03-18 22:30

Mxolisi Kunene's late goal helped Baroka FC hold Kaizer Chiefs to a 2-2 draw in a PSL game played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Security guard shot dead at Tzaneen factory

2017-03-16 15:07

A manhunt is underway for the killers of a security guard at an atchar factory outside Tzaneen, Limpopo police say.

2 killed in separate Limpopo mob justice attacks

2017-03-13 12:49

Limpopo police have launched a manhunt for a group of people who killed a man in Mvelaphanda, while another man was killed in a mob attack near Giyani.

Missionary in court after farm worker shot with pellet gun

2017-03-10 20:28

A Christian missionary has appeared in the Ritavi Magistrate's Court after allegedly shooting and wounding a farm worker with a pellet gun, apparently while trying to hit a monkey.

Farmer shoots worker after 'mistaking him for monkey'

2017-03-09 21:11

A 47-year-old Limpopo farmer is due to appear in court after allegedly shooting and wounding a farm worker he claimed he mistook for a monkey.

Limpopo municipality to lose bailout

2017-03-07 14:27

The Limpopo government is threatening to halt a bailout for the Thabazimbi municipality, ordering it to clean up the mess it inherited from the previous ANC-led administration.

Zim man attacked with panga, hours after arriving in SA

2017-03-06 10:44

A Zimbabwean man has risked his life to protect his mother and to try and prevent robbers from stealing all the money they had after they were attacked in Polokwane.

Driver flees after baby, 3 others die in Limpopo crash

2017-03-01 21:41

Limpopo police have launched a manhunt for a man who fled the scene of an accident which killed a 5-month-old baby and three adults and left two others injured outside Lebowakgomo.


Court issues ban on use of Doom for religious healing

2017-03-20 15:00

The Limpopo High Court has issued an order banning the use of Doom insect repellent for religious healing.

'Doom prophet' back in court

2017-03-20 07:35

Controversial prophet Lethebo Rabalago, who sprayed members of his congregation with a household insecticide aerosol, is to appear in the Limpopo High Court.

WATCH: 'Impatient' man assaults police officer

2017-03-17 21:15

Police say a man who apparently came to lodge a complaint at a police station about a robbery was arrested after he allegedly "became impatient" and assaulted an officer at the station.

Limpopo malaria cases worry health officials

2017-03-14 13:33

At least 46 cases of malaria have been reported in the western Waterberg district around Lephalale and Thabazimbi, the Limpopo health department says.

Limpopo police foil cash-in-transit heist

2017-03-11 14:31

A cash-in-transit heist was foiled in Limpopo on Saturday morning when police intercepted the armed robbers in the act.

Former Limpopo principal found guilty of violating transgender pupil's rights

2017-03-10 20:10

The Equality Court has ruled in favour of a transgender pupil from Limpopo who complained of discrimination and harassment at the hands of her principal.

Polokwane panga attack - 'I thought we were going to die'

Tony Densem (28) and his mother Jean (58) had been in South Africa for just a few hours when they were attacked by panga-wielding robbers in Polokwane. They were in the country to apply for SA citizenship. They spoke to News24 about their ordeal.

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WATCH: Mom and son's narrow escape from panga-wielding attackers

A Zimbabwean man and his elderly mother miraculously walked away from an attack with panga-wielding robbers relatively unscathed. Watch.

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Owner of 'unsuitable' orphanage to fight closure

2017-03-02 17:42

The distraught owner of the Mpumalanga Christian Centre, Esther Nkosi, says she would rather die than close the centre that caters to over 80 homeless orphans.

Police condemn Limpopo mob justice

2017-02-27 16:01

Authorities have condemned the murder of two men who were burnt and stoned to death by a mob in Mecklenburg, Limpopo.

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