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.


Truck driver in Collins Chabane crash gets bail

2015-03-31 11:30

The truck driver involved in the crash which killed Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane and two of his bodyguards has been granted bail.

Chabane's burial day symbolic - Zuma

2015-03-21 15:58

President Jacob Zuma says the burial of the late Public Service and Administration Minister, Collins Chabane, on Human Rights Day, is symbolic.

Ramaphosa in Namibia for inauguration

2015-03-20 21:55

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Windhoek, Namibia, ahead of Dr Hage Geingob's inauguration.

Awaiting trial prisoners escape in Modimolle

2015-03-18 12:30

Three awaiting trial prisoners have escaped from a police vehicle in Modimolle, Limpopo police say.

NPA to oppose bail for truck driver involved in Chabane crash

2015-03-17 13:14

The NPA has vowed to oppose bail for a truck driver involved in the crash which killed Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane and two bodyguards.

Cope: Govt should reconsider road freight system

2015-03-17 09:17

Government should reconsider the road freight system in the wake of Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane's death, Cope says.

Man in court for double murder

2015-03-16 20:29

A man accused of killing a woman and her daughter has appeared in the Ritavi Magistrate's Court, Limpopo police say.

Wreath laid as Chabane is remembered

2015-03-16 16:37

Members of the ANC in Limpopo have remembered Public Service Minister Collins Chabane in a wreath laying ceremony at the party's provincial headquarters in Polokwane.

Chabane driver was speeding - investigators

2015-03-16 07:29

Investigators say Collins Chabane's driver may have been travelling close to 200km/h when he collided with a truck making a U-turn on the N1 highway, killing all three occupants of the vehicle instantly.

Road closed for 15 hours after Chabane's crash

2015-03-15 21:58

Traffic has begun flowing normally along the N1 between Mokopane and Polokwane at the scene where Public Service Minister Collins Chabane was killed, after it was closed for close to 15 hours.


Girl, 5, burns to death in Limpopo fire

2015-03-23 10:01

A 5-year-old girl has burnt to death while sleeping alone in a shack while her mother was out, Limpopo police say.

Thousands gather for Chabane's funeral

2015-03-21 07:49

Thousands of people have already started arriving in Xikundu, Limpopo, for the funeral of public service and administration minister, Collins Chabane, according to reports.

Woman recounts brutal Bela-Bela attack

2015-03-19 12:19

A woman whose fiancé was stabbed to death in an attack on their smallholding in Bela-Bela has told how she fought off the attackers and prayed for strength when one of them tried to rape her.

Man stabbed to death on Limpopo smallholding

2015-03-17 17:43

A massive manhunt has been launched after four men allegedly stabbed a father-of-three to death with a screwdriver and a knife in a brutal attack on a smallholding outside Bela-Bela, according to a report.

Case of truck driver involved in Chabane crash postponed

2015-03-17 09:57

The case against a truck driver involved in the crash which killed Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane and two bodyguards has been postponed.

Truck driver expected in court for Chabane crash

2015-03-17 05:48

The driver of the truck into which Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane's car crashed, killing him, is expected to appear in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court.

Tributes continue to pour in for Chabane

2015-03-16 20:29

Tributes have continued to pour in for Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane, killed in a car accident at the weekend.

A 'shocked' Zuma told Chabane's family about his death

2015-03-16 13:30

A ‘”shocked” President Jacob Zuma broke the news of Collins Chabane’s death to his wife and family, before they received the official news, according to reports.

Ministry sends condolences to Chabane bodyguards' families

2015-03-15 22:39

The police ministry has sent its condolences to the families of the two bodyguards who died alongside Public Service Minister Collins Chabane in an accident near Polokwane.

Chabane crash: Driver might've been drinking

2015-03-15 20:02

Limpopo police say a breathalyzer test done on the truck driver involved in the crash in which Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane died, indicated that he might have been drinking.

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