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.


Varsity 'serial killer' to be evaluated

2014-12-19 14:51

A University of Venda student allegedly linked to four murders on the campus and its outskirts will be mentally evaluated before a decision is made regarding his bail.

Govt: Limpopo textbook deliveries on track

2014-12-18 13:22

The basic education department is confident "great progress" has been made in solving Limpopo's problems with supplying textbooks to school pupils.

8 drug dealers remain in custody after court appearance

2014-12-11 19:58

Seven suspected drug dealers have been kept in custody while another released on a warning after appearing briefly in the Bela Bela Magistrate's Court.

Varsity 'serial killer' in court

2014-12-11 14:43

A bail application by a University of Venda student, allegedly linked to four murders, rape, assault, and robbery at the campus and its outskirts, has been postponed by the Thohoyandou Magistrate's Court.

Limpopo cops held for corruption

2014-12-10 21:56

Two police officers have been arrested in Polokwane for alleged corruption.

Power cuts cause water shortages

2014-12-09 14:20

The Polokwane municipality in Limpopo has appealed to residents to use water sparingly as Eskom's power cuts have caused water shortages in some areas.

Mob beats man to death in Limpopo

2014-12-07 18:24

A man has died after residents of Mhangweni, near Tzaneen, beat him for allegedly robbing a couple of cash and cellphones, Limpopo police say.

Polokwane City dim Stars

2014-12-03 21:50

Cole Alexander has struck late as Polokwane City claimed a PSL victory over Platinum Stars at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Three in court for drug possession

2014-12-03 21:09

Two Nigerian men and a South African woman have appeared in the Lephalale Magistrate's for alleged possession of drugs.

Man in court for granny's rape

2014-12-02 21:31

A man has appeared in the Bolobedu Magistrate's Court, Limpopo, in connection with the rape of his 82-year-old grandmother.

Limpopo textbook delivery 'progressing well'

2014-11-29 07:00

The delivery of textbooks in Limpopo for the 2015 academic year is progressing well, the provincial education department says.

Limpopo text book fears

2014-11-27 21:51

Fears that Limpopo will again face a school textbook shortage have surfaced after an AG report showed the provincial education department had failed to acquire half the books needed for the 2015 academic year.

Police find abandoned children, 2 and 4

2014-11-26 23:28

Two children aged four and two have been found abandoned in Mecklenburg, Limpopo police say. They were found, without food, inside a house.

Bucs steal the points from SSU

2014-11-23 18:05

Sifiso Myeni’s stoppage time strike secured a come from behind victory for Orlando Pirates over SuperSport United in the PSL.

'Horrific' record 1 020 rhino killed this year

2014-11-20 18:15

A record 1 020 rhino have been poached this year, scuppering multiple efforts by authorities to curb the slaughter of the endangered species.

Limpopo man in court after raping 82-year-old

2014-11-17 18:56

A man appeared briefly in the Bolobedu Magistrate's Court in connection with the rape of his 82-year-old grandmother, Limpopo police have said.

Man arrested for crime spree

2014-11-16 19:13

A man has been arrested for a string of crimes in Namakgale, Limpopo police say.

Man jailed for 'witchcraft' killings

2014-11-13 20:32

A man has been sentenced to three life terms after being convicted of killing three elderly relatives he accused of witchcraft.

Suspected accident scene thief arrested

2014-11-11 12:04

A man who allegedly stole a cellphone from an accident scene has been arrested in Marble Hall, Limpopo police say.

Rhino poachers arrested in Limpopo

2014-11-09 12:48

Six suspected rhino poachers have been arrested in Limpopo over the weekend, police have said.

5 killed in ambulance crash

2014-11-07 13:06

Five people have died and one injured when an ambulance and a car collided in Lebowakgomo, south of Polokwane.

Segregated toilets: SAHRC may take legal action

2014-11-06 11:39

The SAHRC may approach the Equality Court if it doesn't get co-operation from the owner of a Limpopo building which allegedly has segregated toilets, a spokesperson says.

Limpopo councillors physically removed

2014-11-05 13:19

Nine former councillors from Limpopo's Mogalakwena municipality had to be removed from council premises after refusing to leave, police say.

150 pupils hospitalised after glass found in food

2014-11-04 17:44

Hungry Limpopo school children are the unsuspecting victims of an alleged tender war between food suppliers, according to reports.


Former dept head in court for murder

2014-12-19 10:38

A former head of Limpopo's transport department and two others accused of murder and assault have appeared in the Naphuno Magistrate's Court, Limpopo police have said.

Six dead in Limpopo crash

2014-12-16 17:35

Six people died in a head-on collision on the N1 south near Ysterberg, Limpopo, on Tuesday afternoon, paramedics said.

Vavi: Cosatu at its weakest

2014-12-12 05:25

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says the congress is at its weakest and it is failing to implement resolutions.

Limpopo cops charged with corruption get bail

2014-12-11 19:22

Two police officers charged with corruption have been granted bail, while one accused of business robbery was kept in custody and his case was postponed to later this month.

Bulls v Cheetahs in Polokwane

2014-12-11 11:10

The Bulls have confirmed that they will play a Super Rugby warm-up match against the Cheetahs in Polokwane.

Dikwena run Amakhosi close

2014-12-09 21:49

Kaizer Chiefs came from behind on two occasions to rescue a point in a draw with Platinum Stars in a thrilling PSL clash.

Limpopo man dies after vicious hippo attack

2014-12-09 11:26

A Limpopo man has died following an attack by a hippo, the provincial health department says.

Chippa stumble in Polokwane

2014-12-06 23:15

Polokwane City has claimed a come-from-behind win over Chippa United in a PSL encounter at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Two appear for dealing in 'date rape' drugs

2014-12-03 21:09

A Kenyan man and a Somali woman have appeared in the Jeppe Magistrate's Court for alleged possession of drugs including one used for "date rape".

Protesters block access to Limpopo hospital

2014-12-03 14:37

Residents of Mokgolobotho, outside Tzaneen, have blocked a road to the Letaba Hospital in Limpopo, preventing patients and ambulances from entering.

DA withdraws from Limpopo municipality

2014-11-29 07:00

The DA has decided to withdraw from political activities in Mogalakwena Municipality in Limpopo.

First phase of rhino translocations successful: SANParks

2014-11-28 05:00

SA National Parks has announced the successful completion of the first phase of the Strategic Rhino Translocation Programme from the Kruger National Park.

Shakes faces nervous wait

2014-11-27 05:05

Shakes Mashaba faces a nervous wait as Kaizer Chiefs have not confirmed whether they will release players to the national squad.

Polokwane, Chiefs draw blanks

2014-11-25 21:52

Polokwane City and Kaizer Chiefs somehow walked off the pitch with a goalless draw to show for their efforts in their PSL clash.

Kruger starts moving rhino to safety

2014-11-22 08:26

SANParks has conducted about 45 rhino captures since last month as part of a plan to create a stronghold where rhino will get extra protection from poachers.

Rhino poaching accused arrested for robbery

2014-11-17 14:28

A man out on bail for rhino poaching has been arrested for robbing a couple on a farm in Kameelfontein, says a Limpopo police spokesperson.

Man suspected of raping his gran, 82

2014-11-16 18:25

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping his 82-year-old grandmother in Bolobedu, Limpopo police say.

Over 200 Limpopo pupils examined for food poisoning

2014-11-12 18:14

More than 200 school pupils in Sekhukhune, Limpopo, have been examined at two hospitals for possible food poisoning.

2 in court for exam fraud

2014-11-10 11:19

A female matric pupil and a man are expected to appear in the Seshego Magistrate’s Court on charges of examination fraud, Limpopo police say.

Case against Sowetan opened after 'whites only' article

2014-11-07 14:11

The owner of a Limpopo building which allegedly has segregated toilets has opened a case of defamation against the Sowetan newspaper.

Tainted school food: Companies' contracts terminated

2014-11-06 22:01

The contracts of two companies supplying food to schools in Limpopo have been terminated, the department of basic education says.

Business park owner: Segregated toilets not true

2014-11-05 18:29

Allegations that a Limpopo business park allocates toilets according to race groups are false, the owner of the premises has said.

Allegations toilets at business park segregated

2014-11-05 10:27

The SA Human Rights Commission could investigate allegations that a Limpopo business park allocates toilets according to race groups.

Malema did not assault or point a firearm - EFF

2014-11-04 00:03

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema did not assault or point a firearm at a security guard in Limpopo, the party says.

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