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.

 


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.

By-elections: ANC wants DA councillor disqualified

2014-08-13 09:35

The ANC in Limpopo has called for the disqualification of a DA councillor accused of not being registered in the right ward to contest a by-election.

Woman loses damages claim over HIV test

2014-08-12 09:21

A woman has failed in a damages claim against the Limpopo health MEC after she said she was mistakenly told she was HIV positive, according to a report.

Ministry welcomes end to Medunsa strike

2014-08-08 21:51

The Higher Education Ministry has welcomed the agreement between Medunsa students and university management which ended a two-week student strike.

Man escapes holding cell wearing police uniform

2014-08-07 17:16

A search is under way in Limpopo following the escape of a 36-year-old man from a police holding cell dressed in a police uniform.

Sama calls for an end to Medunsa strike

2014-08-07 14:49

The SA Medical Association has called for an end to the ongoing strike at Medunsa in Limpopo.

Limpopo police kill suspected serial rapist

2014-08-06 15:13

Limpopo police shot dead a suspected serial rapist in Mankweng, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi says.

Five Limpopo departments returned

2014-07-28 16:31

Five Limpopo departments placed under administration three years ago have been returned to the provincial administration, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says.

Suspected university serial killer in court

2014-07-24 17:31

A university student linked to four murders, a rape and an assault in and around the University of Venda has appeared in the Thohoyandou Magistrate's Court, Limpopo police say.

Suspected campus serial killer arrested

2014-07-24 05:00

A man linked to four murders and an assault in and around the University of Venda in Thohoyandou has been arrested.

Limpopo serial killer reports probed

2014-07-22 22:04

The Limpopo safety and security department will investigate the possibility of a serial killer operating near the University of Venda in Thohoyandou.

Fears of campus serial killer

2014-07-22 08:36

Fears of a serial killer on the loose at the University of Venda in Limpopo have prompted the provincial police to establish an investigation team.

Couple who left baby in car released on warning

2014-07-21 17:32

A couple has appeared in the Tzaneen Magistrate's Court for allegedly leaving a 2-month-old baby boy inside a parked vehicle at a shopping mall in Tzaneen, Limpopo.

Parents arrested for leaving baby in car

2014-07-21 11:38

The parents of a 2-month-old boy have been arrested for allegedly leaving their baby inside a parked vehicle at a shopping mall in Tzaneen while they went shopping, Limpopo police say.

Fired Limpopo mayor quits as councillor

2014-07-19 19:20

One of the four Limpopo mayors recalled from office by the ANC has resigned from his position as a councillor, saying the ANC has stalled in filling the vacancy.

3 appear for cop killing

2014-07-18 18:25

Three people accused of murdering a policeman have appeared in the Ritavi Magistrate's Court , Limpopo.

 

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.

3 held for Limpopo farm killing

2014-08-12 16:34

Three men have been arrested for allegedly killing a 79-year-old pensioner on a farm in Lephalale, Limpopo.

Limpopo farmer found dead

2014-08-09 17:07
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A farmer has been killed in Letsitele, just outside Tzaneen, Limpopo police say.

Alcohol not ruled out in Carl Pistorius crash

2014-08-07 18:22

Limpopo police are not ruling out the possibility that alcohol may have played a part in the car accident involving Carl Pistorius.

Miracle baby celebrates 2nd birthday with rescuers

2014-08-07 17:16

Miracle baby Tendani Mashudu will be celebrating her second birthday with the rescue team who saved her life.

Carl Pistorius still in ICU - family

2014-08-07 05:00

Carl Pistorius, brother of murder-accused Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, is still in an ICU after sustaining serious injuries during an accident near Modimolle, his family says.

ANC expels 22 Limpopo councillors

2014-08-05 19:47

The ANC's national disciplinary committee has dismissed an application by 22 Limpopo councillors for a review of their expulsion from the ANC.

Lodge owner found stabbed to death

2014-07-30 19:24
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A 59-year-old British woman who owned a game lodge near Thabazimbi, Limpopo, has been murdered.

End of Limpopo intervention welcomed

2014-07-29 13:23

Cosatu has welcomed the return of five Limpopo departments placed under national government administration almost three years ago, saying the intervention went on for longer than necessary.

Serial killer suspect ‘was protective’

2014-07-25 08:52

The suspected University of Venda serial killer and rapist was very protective of women and warned those with whom he shared a house to stay indoors at night because of the killer, it has been reported.

Staff held hostage at Medunsa

2014-07-24 16:50
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The SRC at the Medical University of Southern Africa, near Pretoria, has cancelled classes for the rest of the week after violence broke out.

Man arrested for attempted rape

2014-07-23 18:41

A man has been arrested at the Matlala Hospital near Mapoteng, Limpopo, for attempted rape, robbery, and perjury.

Limpopo man wanted for rapes, murder

2014-07-21 18:02

Limpopo police are searching for a man who allegedly killed a businessman in Ga-Thoka, near Mankweng.

Limpopo hospital reopened after water contamination

2014-07-21 14:27

Jane Furse Hospital in Limpopo has reopened after it closed for three days due to a contaminated water supply.

Ex-spokesperson says SABC distorted statement

2014-07-20 07:21

The former spokesperson for the office of the North West premier has accused the SABC of distorting and sensationalising a press statement about his dismissal.

7 killed in horror head-on collision

2014-07-19 17:37

Seven people, including two children, have been killed in a head-on collision on the R37 outside Polokwane, paramedics say.

14 Zimbabweans held for explosives cache

2014-07-17 16:15
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Limpopo police have arrested 14 Zimbabweans for possession of explosives worth over R350 000 in Musina.

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