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.


5 killed in Limpopo after truck tries to overtake 2 vehicles

2018-11-16 10:32

Five people have died after a truck tried to overtake two vehicles on the R33 near Doringfontein on the Vaalwater road, Arrive Alive says.

Polokwane police launch manhunt for escaped prisoners

2018-11-14 21:45

Police have launched a manhunt in Polokwane after five awaiting trial prisoners escaped from custody on Wednesday afternoon.

Five die after attempted robbery of stranded truck driver

2018-11-10 19:06

An attempt to rob a truck driver has led to five people being killed.

VBS scandal: Limpopo premier at pains to explain why no action has been taken against mayors, politicians

2018-11-07 21:09

Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha was at pains to explain the VBS saga as public pressure mounts on the government and ruling party to act against those implicated. VBS scandal: Limpopo premier at pains to explain why no action has been taken against implicated politicians

Farm robbers get life sentences after accomplice is shot dead by farmer

2018-11-06 18:51

Two men have been sentenced to life imprisonment for their involvement in a farm robbery that went horribly wrong in Limpopo two years ago.

Father who 'slaughtered his children like animals' gets life in prison, after appealing initial sentence

2018-11-05 15:17

The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein has increased the sentence handed down to a father who killed his four children in order to spite his wife for having an extra-marital affair and for rejecting him.

Limpopo govt spokesperson faces suspension over allegations of leaking documents to EFF

2018-11-02 16:22

Limpopo government spokesperson Phuti Seloba has vowed to fight his possible suspension, pending an investigation into allegations that he leaked confidential information to an opposition party.

Man pours petrol on girlfriend and sets her alight while she was asleep

2018-10-31 21:52

A 27-year-old man, who doused his girlfriend in petrol and set her alight, has been arrested and will appear in court.

VBS scandal: Makhado municipal officials face DA motion of no confidence

2018-10-30 13:26

Two top Limpopo municipal officials are expected to be on the receiving end of a motion of no confidence for allegedly investing R63m with VBS Mutual Bank without following proper procedures.

Maimane pushed to talk about De Lille, 5 DA members who resigned: 'They must be investigated'

2018-10-26 16:34

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says the resignation of five DA members in Cape Town in solidarity with Mayor Patricia De Lille is not surprising as the five are also implicated in the report on covering up corruption in the municipality.


Vuwani turns focus towards building a maths and science future for pupils

2018-11-15 08:01

Vuwani is back in the spotlight, but this time it's for all the right reasons.

Dodgy rhino deal leads to fine for Limpopo man

2018-11-14 13:42

A Limpopo man who faces a string of criminal charges together with alleged rhino horn kingpin Dawie Groenewald, has been fined R100 000 in a separate case.

Officer killed in Polokwane raises number of cops killed since April to 42

2018-11-09 18:43

Another police officer has been shot dead, this time in Ladanna, outside Polokwane.

VBS scandal: Mayor explains 'shady' R60m investment, blames former boss

2018-11-06 22:29

Limpopo's Capricorn District Municipality Mayor John Mpe has detailed how the entity came to invest R60m into VBS Mutual Bank, blaming his predecessor, Gilbert Kganyago.

Toddler dies after falling into borehole

2018-11-05 15:45

An 18-month-old toddler has died after falling into a borehole in Limpopo, police say.

Police bust two men for seven gruesome murders in Johannesburg, and hit one suspect with additional rape charges

2018-11-04 10:50

Police have tracked down a man and his accomplice who allegedly murdered four children and three women in Vlakfontein, with the man now also facing rape charges.

Limpopo govt backs municipalities in their handling of VBS saga

2018-11-02 10:56

The Limpopo government has given the thumbs up to municipal councils that have suspended or dismissed officials involved in the VBS Mutual Bank.

Top agriculture college shuts its doors following protests

2018-10-30 16:32

A top agricultural college in Limpopo has been shut down following a series of protests which disrupted classes and administrative functions at the institution.

20 killed in 2 collisions in Limpopo and Mpumalanga

2018-10-26 22:06

Twenty people have been killed in two separate collisions in Mpumalanga and Limpopo.

Limpopo's fatal road accidents in the spotlight at traffic indaba

2018-10-25 16:30

The spate of fatal road accidents in Limpopo, traffic congestion on the N1 and the chaotic state of public transport have been some of the issues at the centre of discussions at the Transport Indaba in Polokwane.

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