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.


Limpopo health dept says ready for cholera patients coming into SA from Zim

2018-09-22 07:00

The Limpopo health department says it's ready for a possible influx of people who might cross the border from Zimbabwe, in order to seek medical help for cholera or typhoid.

UPDATE: Road reopens following deadly Limpopo bus crash

2018-09-21 11:15

One of the lanes of the N1 southbound, outside Polokwane, Limpopo, where 10 people died after a bus overturned, has been reopened.

Military chopper makes hard landing during air demo in Limpopo

2018-09-18 20:44

A military helicopter has made a hard landing during an air capability demonstration at Roodewal Air Force Base in Limpopo.

Culpable homicide probe launched after 11 die in Limpopo bus crash

2018-09-17 15:28

Limpopo police have launched a culpable homicide investigation after 11 people were killed when a bus travelling between Zambia and South Africa crashed on the N1.

OPEN LETTER: Dear Mr President, these are the untold stories of my community

2018-09-16 06:32

Dear Mr President, when I saw you I wished I could whisper into your ear the daily sufferings of the community of Magagamatala and nearby villages in Limpopo, writes Kgabo Seopa to Cyril Ramaphosa.

Rameez Patel must wait till October for court date

2018-09-11 16:36

Rameez Patel, who is also accused of killing his wife, has appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court on charges of murdering his mother.

Scientist, son 'critical but stable' after giraffe attack

2018-09-06 07:17

Scientist Dr Katy Williams and her son remain in critical condition following a giraffe attack, but the incident is "an unfortunate act of nature", says her husband, Dr Sam Williams.

Mother, 3-year-old son critical after giraffe attack at Limpopo farm

2018-09-04 16:37

A mother and her 3-year-old child have been critically injured after a giraffe trampled them at a Limpopo farm, paramedics say.

Limpopo farm owner discovers 3 lion carcasses on property, 2 with heads and paws cut off

2018-08-27 19:16

Limpopo police have launched a manhunt for the suspects involved in the killing of three lions at a farm in the Letsitele area.

Manhunt for eight men after heavily pregnant teen gang raped in Limpopo

2018-08-24 21:21

A manhunt is under way for a group of men who raped a pregnant 19-year-old woman in Limpopo.


Limpopo bus crashes: Transport department blames drivers and border officials

2018-09-21 13:03

The Limpopo transport department is laying the blame for 21 deaths from two bus crashes this week on cross-border authorities and bus drivers.

Another Limpopo bus crash leaves at least 10 dead

2018-09-21 08:17

At least 10 people have been killed in a bus crash on the N1 in Limpopo, police say.

Rameez Patel murder case postponed after he requests new lawyers

2018-09-17 15:36

The case of double murder-accused Rameez Patel has been postponed in the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane.

11 killed, 9 critical after bus travelling from Zambia crashes in Limpopo

2018-09-17 11:52

Eleven people have been killed in Polokwane in a crash involving a bus travelling from Zambia.

3 Limpopo traffic officers go on trial for corruption

2018-09-12 12:10

The officers have appeared in different magistrate's courts in Limpopo where they are standing trial for corruption, theft and defeating the ends of justice.

Giraffe will be kept safe despite violent attack on mother, son

2018-09-08 07:57

The giraffe that attacked Dr Katy Williams and her 3-year-old son, Finn, at a wildlife estate in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, will be moved with her calf and will not be killed.

'I have not been asked to lead NPA,' says Thenga

2018-09-05 17:40

Limpopo's director of public prosecutions has denied being in the running to become the country's new head of the NPA.

WATCH: University of Limpopo students walk out of philosophy test

2018-08-29 21:13

University of Limpopo students have walked out of an Educational Philosophy test.

Two women attacked on farm, kidnapped and then dumped

2018-08-25 15:45

Limpopo police say they are on the trail of two armed suspects who attacked two women on a farm in Roossenekal.

WATCH: 'At least 60% of commercial farmland will have to be distributed' - professor tells land summit

South Africa needs large-scale land reform that will also affect how food is retailed in South Africa, a professor has said at the Landbouweekblad / AgriSA land summit.

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