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 teacher arrested for allegedly raping 14-year-old pupil

2017-10-16 10:18

A 51-year-old teacher has been arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old pupil in a village near Tzaneen, according to Limpopo police.

PICS: 7 people, including 3-year-old, killed in N1 head-on crash

2017-10-13 08:52

Seven people, including a three-year-old boy, have died after their vehicles were involved in a head-on collision on the N1 highway near Polokwane.

Patel's girlfriend knew he planned to kill his mother, court hears

2017-10-12 21:30

The Polokwane Magistrate's Court has heard that Rameez Patel's girlfriend knew that he was planning to kill his mother.

Race to catch up on 19 lost days for Vuwani pupils

2017-10-10 20:14

The department of basic education is in a race against the clock to ensure pupils affected by protests that have shut down Vuwani can complete their examinations before the end of the school year.

Senior Limpopo cop killed, another seriously injured by gunmen

2017-10-09 13:58

A senior policeman has been shot dead outside his home in Vuwani, Thohoyandou by unknown suspects, who then robbed him of the state vehicle he was travelling in, according to police.

COPE suspends Limpopo chairperson over party funds

2017-10-07 11:16

The Congress of the People have announced the suspension of Limpopo chairperson, Patrick Sikhutshi, following an investigation into the misappropriation of party funds.

2 elderly people found killed in Gauteng, Limpopo

2017-10-06 16:26

Two elderly citizens have been killed in two separate incidents in Gauteng and Limpopo, police say.

Multiple life sentences for serial rapist

2017-10-06 11:36

A 32-year-old man found guilty on 26 counts of kidnapping, assault, rape and robbery has been sentenced to multiple life terms.

Limpopo man in court for allegedly beating nephew to death with electric cable

2017-10-05 12:03

A man is set to appear in the Giyani Magistrate’s Court after he allegedly beat his nephew to death with an electric cable, Limpopo police have said.

Sun International unveils Sun Meropa Hotel

2017-10-04 18:08

A new hotel was unveiled recently at the Sun Meropa complex in Polokwane.


Best of City Press: Justice against Zuma 'unlikely', R200m in taxpayers' money wasted and Baleka rejects Zuma claims

2017-10-16 06:54

City Press headlines this week explored what repercussions, if any, President Jacob Zuma faces in the "spy tapes" saga, how R200m was wasted through bungled tender processes and Baleka Mbete rejecting claims she protects Zuma.

Limpopo doctor allegedly rapes girl, 17, in his surgery

2017-10-12 23:07

A 52-year-old doctor who allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl in his surgery has appeared in the Nkowankowa Magistrate's Court on a charge of rape, say police.

Modus operandi in killing of Patel's wife, mother similar, court hears

2017-10-11 21:15

The modus operandi in the murder of prominent Limpopo businessman Rameez Patel's wife, Fatima and that of his mother, Mohajeen Banu Patel were similar, the Polokwane Magistrate's court has heard.

Limpopo assessing storm damage

2017-10-09 13:59

Limpopo's Disaster Management Centre says it's analysing damages caused by heavy storms which left dozens of people homeless.

Cope welcomes court decision to uphold Limpopo chairperson's suspension

2017-10-09 09:14

Suspended Cope chairperson in Limpopo Patrick Sikhutshi has failed in his urgent court bid to waive his suspension and stop a meeting where the Cope leadership would report back to provincial structure.

Man hacked to death, attacker killed in mob justice

2017-10-07 09:12

A man who brutally hacked another man to death in Mokgoba near Modjadjiskloof, Limpopo has in turn been severely assaulted and died of his injuries.

Limpopo traffic cop hijacked outside home

2017-10-06 12:43

The Limpopo Department of Transport has condemned the "pure act of criminality" after a female traffic officer was hijacked in her official vehicle outside her house in Lenyenye.

'Cheating' Patel was planning to divorce wife, court hears

2017-10-05 19:45

Prominent Limpopo businessman Rameez Patel was planning to divorce his deceased wife Fatima eight months before she was killed, the Limpopo High Court has heard.

Rameez Patel killed wife with cricket bat, court hears

2017-10-04 22:40

Prominent Limpopo businessman Rameez Patel killed his wife with a cricket bat before strangling her, the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane has heard.

Court to decide on hearsay evidence in Rameez Patel trial

2017-10-04 13:53

The Limpopo High Court will have to analyse two witness statements before making a ruling on hearsay evidence in the Rameez Patel murder trial.

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