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.

 


I have nothing to fear or hide - Malema

20 minutes ago

EFF leader Julius Malema has told supporters outside a Polokwane court that he is ready to stand trial, while also taking a swipe at the ANC, saying it is "at its weakest point in history".

Malema trial postponed to August 2015

2014-09-30 10:45
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The Limpopo High Court has postponed the trial of Julius Malema and his co-accused to August 2015 because some counsel were not available.

EFF member assaulted colleague - police

2014-09-30 08:51

An Economic Freedom Fighters member has opened a case of assault against a colleague after he was allegedly punched, kicked and hit over the head with a bottle, Limpopo police say.

EFF to march ahead of Malema's court appearance

2014-09-30 07:51

Some Polokwane roads have been closed in anticipation of a large march ahead of EFF leader Julius Malema's court appearance on corruption charges.

Limpopo hospital fire forces evacuation

2014-09-29 22:17

Forty-five patients have been evacuated from the provincial hospital in Letaba after the psychiatric ward caught fire, Limpopo's health department says.

Severe thunderstorms expected in several provinces

2014-09-29 12:08

Severe thunderstorms are expected in several provinces across the country, the SA Weather Service has warned.

Two murder accused on the run

2014-09-27 16:44

A manhunt is underway for two men accused of murder after they escaped during a shootout at the Marble Hall police station, Limpopo police say.

Self-enrichment a cancer - premier

2014-09-24 20:30

The Limpopo premier has blamed unaccountability in state departments and institutions on civil servants who believe in self-enrichment.

Tight security for ex ANCYL Limpopo secretary

2014-09-18 11:18

Security is tight at the Polokwane Magistrate's Court where former ANC Youth League Limpopo secretary Jacob Lebogo is due to appear for a bail application.

One lion shot, another at large in Limpopo

2014-09-17 18:11

One of two lions on the loose has been shot in Matikiring, near Tolwe, Limpopo police say.

Man who shot Limpopo ANCYL leader arrested

2014-09-16 07:54

The man who allegedly shot and injured ANC Youth League Limpopo leader Boy Mamabolo and three others in Polokwane has handed himself in, Limpopo police say.

Man knocked over by BMW in Polokwane

2014-09-09 09:05

A pedestrian has been killed after he was knocked over by a BMW in Polokwane, paramedics have said.

Driver among the injured in fatal Limpopo crash

2014-09-07 17:04

The driver of a bakkie which hit and killed 10 people cutting up a dead hippopotamus outside Tzaneen, was among the five injured, Limpopo police say.

Church fires priest over ties to ANC

2014-09-05 08:56
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A Limpopo priest has been fired because of his close ties with the ANC, it has been reported.

Suspected muti-killers attacked in Mbilwi

2014-09-01 19:04

Residents of Mbilwi village have vandalised four homes of people suspected to have been involved in a muti-related murder, Limpopo police say.

Vermezovic rues PSL break

2014-08-31 18:00

Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic has hailed his team's renewed confidence after they ran riot over Polokwane City.

Rhino poaching-accused held in Limpopo

2014-08-29 06:30

A man has been arrested for alleged rhino poaching in Limpopo, SA National Parks says.

Harsh weather travel warning for N3

2014-08-28 22:37

Inclement weather and strong winds may affect motorists on the N3 from Thursday night to the weekend, the N3 Toll Concession says.

Pensioner dies while queuing to lodge land claim

2014-08-27 21:10

The death of an 86-year-old woman while queuing outside a land claims lodgement site in Polokwane is saddening, the land reform department says.

Man trampled to death by elephant

2014-08-25 20:34

A man is believed to have been trampled to death by an elephant in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in Limpopo.

3 appear for raping, killing granny

2014-08-20 18:57

Three men accused of raping and killing an 83-year-old Limpopo woman have appeared in the Tiyani Magistrate's Court.

Farmworkers kill man with oranges

2014-08-20 11:08

Two men have been arrested after they allegedly assaulted a farmworker with oranges until he died on a farm outside Tzaneen.

Teen killed in freak windmill accident

2014-08-19 11:28

A 14-year-old Limpopo boy has died in a freak accident after part of his tracksuit top got caught in the pump mechanism of a farm windmill.

 

As it happened: Malema in court

2014-09-30 11:20
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Get live updates of EFF leader Julius Malema's court appearance at the Polokwane High Court in Limpopo.

EFF MPs arrive in court for Malema trial

2014-09-30 10:12

EFF MPs Floyd Shivambu and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi have arrived at the Limpopo High Court ahead of their leader Julius Malema's court appearance.

Tight security ahead of Malema trial

2014-09-30 08:51

The streets around the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane have been barricaded with barbed wire ahead of the appearance of EFF leader Julius Malema and his co-accused.

Dodgy deals in spotlight as Malema heads to court

2014-09-29 22:17

Allegations of sleaze among top politicians comes into sharp and ironic focus as EFF leader Julius Malema goes on trial for corruption.

Small turnout for Malema vigil

2014-09-29 19:35

A small group of EFF supporters stood outside the Nirvana Hall in Polokwane where a night vigil for party leader Julius Malema is expected to be held.

Sundowns trounce Polokwane

2014-09-28 18:33

Mamelodi Sundowns have demolished Polokwane City in their Premiership match played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Taxi violence erupts in Limpopo

2014-09-25 14:26

Violent clashes between two taxi associations have occurred in Marapong, near Lephalale, Limpopo.

Ex-ANCYL official gets bail after shooting

2014-09-18 12:04

Former ANC Youth League Limpopo secretary Jacob Lebogo, who is accused of shooting at four people, has been granted R5 000 bail in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court.

Human settlement threatens SA sacred lake

2014-09-18 06:13

For centuries, the legends surrounding Lake Fundudzi protected it from economic exploitation and sedimentation. But now, one of southern Africa's most important sacred natural sites is in danger.

Polokwane set for Bafana, Congo duel

2014-09-16 12:30

SAFA has confirmed that the new Peter Mokaba Stadium will host the AFCON qualifier match between Bafana Bafana and Congo.

Nine held for poaching

2014-09-15 19:49

Nine people have been arrested in Limpopo and North West at the weekend for suspected rhino poaching.

Drivers deliberately 'roadkill' animals - EWT

2014-09-12 13:05

An Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) study has revealed that some drivers deliberately swerve to hit animals.

SA game breeding rebuilds rare animal stocks

2014-09-08 10:37

The success of private game breeding has highlighted the industry’s ability to rebuild populations of animals, after a showcase of high quality animals at the Stud Game Breeders auction held in Limpopo.

Ten killed in hit-and-run

2014-09-07 13:02
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Ten people cutting up a dead hippopotamus were killed and five injured when a bakkie hit them near Tzaneen.

11 killed in Limpopo crash

2014-09-01 09:32

Eleven people, including three children, have died after two vehicles collided on the N1 near the Mookgopong off-ramp in Limpopo.

Buccaneers plunder City

2014-08-30 17:18

Orlando Pirates have comprehensively beaten Polokwane City in their PSL match at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Limpopo murder accused in court

2014-08-28 22:56

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

Aces finally off the mark

2014-08-27 21:59

Black Aces have won their first league match of the season after beating SuperSport United at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Man killed by elephant may have been cigarette smuggler

2014-08-26 12:47

A man trampled to death by an elephant in Mapungubwe National Park in Limpopo may have been part of an illegal cigarette smuggling syndicate, according to a report.

Limpopo farm murder accused in court

2014-08-21 16:11

Three men accused of killing a 79-year-old pensioner on a farm have appeared in the Lephalale Magistrate's Court, Limpopo police say.

Limpopo men held for pensioner's murder

2014-08-20 12:06

Three man accused of raping and murdering an elderly woman have been arrested in a village near Elim, Limpopo police have said.

Ajax too good for Polokwane

2014-08-19 22:09

Ajax Cape Town have recorded a valuable PSL victory against Polokwane City at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Woman, 83, dies after beating, rape

2014-08-18 21:22
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An 83-year-old woman has died after she was beaten and raped in the Sereni village outside Makhado at the weekend.

Task team appointed to resolve Limpopo water problems

2014-08-15 16:10

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has appointed a task team to resolve water problems around Giyani in Limpopo.

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