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.


R50 000 reward offered after charred remains of deputy transport director identified

2019-01-19 22:13

A R50 000 reward is being offered for information on the murder of Limpopo department of transport deputy director Marks Rambau, whose body was found dumped next to the new Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Police in rural areas are under-resourced - Trollip in Limpopo

2019-01-17 17:29

DA federal chairperson Athol Trollip is on a two-day visit to Limpopo to drum up support for the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Pupils allegedly forced to strip half naked for forgetting calculators

2019-01-15 20:34

A Limpopo high school is under investigation after 18 pupils were allegedly forced to strip half naked because they forgot their calculators at home.

'We didn't turn our backs on students' – University of Limpopo on allegations of turning away students

2019-01-14 22:08

The University of Limpopo says it received 65 000 applications for first-entry students, but could only accept 4 750.

WATCH: Diesel thief speeds off without paying R3K bill

2019-01-14 18:34

The driver of a white Ford Ranger bakkie has been caught on CCTV making off with fuel worth R3 179 - without paying a cent.

23 Limpopo church members arrested for violent infighting

2019-01-13 18:38

Police in Limpopo have arrested 23 members of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church after fierce in-fighting, which saw an assortment of weapons including petrol bombs being confiscated.

Top performing schools in rural Limpopo under pressure from parents seeking places for their children

2019-01-10 05:16

The principal of Moroke Secondary School has had to turn down scores of applications from parents wanting to enrol their children at the school.

Zero percent matric pass rate: Learners at Limpopo school explain why they failed

2019-01-08 20:01

The sluggish pace of learning and teaching at Limpopo's Senwane Secondary School, which achieved a 0% pass rate in the 2018 matric exams, has been given as the reason for the school's performance.

SA's foot and mouth disease-free status temporarily suspended following outbreak

2019-01-08 10:38

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease has led to the temporary suspension of South Africa's FMD-free status.

Two business people found burnt to death in house in Limpopo

2019-01-06 14:44

Two business people have been burnt to death in a house and their belongings stolen in Limpopo, police say.


Mopani district mayor to be called before ANC Limpopo leaders to explain 'jobs for votes' clip

2019-01-18 16:47

Limpopo's Mopani District Municipality Mayor Nkakareng Rakgoale is to be hauled before the ANC provincial executive committee to explain the contents of a voice clip in which she allegedly urged party members to vote for her in exchange for jobs.

Govt offers legal aid to family of boy, 6, who fell into manhole

2019-01-15 20:38

A government task team will help the family of a six-year-old child, who fell into a manhole chamber left open in Giyani, Limpopo, if they want to take legal action.

Protests halt registration at University of Limpopo

2019-01-15 17:13

Registration at the University of Limpopo has been halted after students embarked on a protest against the online system, which they say is "slow and disadvantageous to them".

Probe after boy, 6, dies falling into unfinished Giyani water project trench

2019-01-14 22:03

A construction and engineering company will "fully co-operate" with investigations after the death of a six-year-old child who fell into one of the manhole chambers that was left incomplete after engineering works on the Giyani Bulk Water Project.

Bus carrying schoolchildren rolls over in Laersdrift, Mpumalanga

2019-01-14 07:20

One child has reportedly died when a bus carrying schoolchildren rolled on to its side on the R555 near Laersdrift, Mpumalanga.

Polokwane mops up after heavy storm

2019-01-12 21:37

Heavy rain in Polokwane has flooded some streets and one of the local malls busy with mopping up operations.

Limpopo businessman kills girlfriend, turns gun on himself - police

2019-01-09 12:17

A Limpopo businessman shot and killed his girlfriend while embroiled in a suspected lovers' quarrel before he turned the gun on himself, police have said.

Limpopo police search for gang of armed robbers

2019-01-08 18:15

Limpopo police have launched a manhunt for six suspects involved in an armed robbery in Modimolle.

Man in court for arson, murder of 2 Limpopo businessmen

2019-01-07 18:05

A man arrested in connection with the murder of two businessmen who died after he set their house on fire has appeared in the Northam Magistrate's Court, Limpopo.

Free State used our programme for matric success – Limpopo premier

2019-01-05 09:54

The Free State department of education owes its matric results success to a programme that was developed in last-placed Limpopo, says Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha.

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