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.


'Somebody gave me the light inside' - fireman who survived Groblersdal store explosion

2017-12-15 16:28

A Limpopo fireman has described how he's grateful to be alive after an explosion while fighting a fire in a furniture store.

Wife, boyfriend, alleged hitman arrested for Limpopo school teacher's murder

2017-12-06 19:46

Police in Limpopo have arrested the wife of a teacher and two other men in connection with his murder.

Stokvel members warned of cash crime spree in Tzaneen

2017-12-06 13:34

Limpopo police have advised stokvel clubs to use electronic banking to distribute their money instead of giving members cash.

Premier Stan Mathabatha urges ANC to learn from Mugabe's fall

2017-12-04 17:34

Limpopo ANC chairperson Stan Mathabatha has urged party delegates to learn from their "northern neighbours" after Zimbabwean and Zanu-PF leader Robert Mugabe was removed.

Limpopo man sentenced to life for murdering aunt, 82

2017-12-01 19:43

A man who murdered his aunt because he suspected that she bewitched his father was sentenced to life imprisonment in the High Court in Thohoyandou, says the National Prosecuting Authority.

Taxi driver shot dead in altercation with hitchhiker, motorist

2017-11-28 22:33

A minibus taxi driver has been shot dead in what appears to have been a tussle between taxi drivers, a hitchhiker and a motorist in Polokwane, says the provincial department of transport and community safety.

Men found guilty of killing, beheading teen

2017-11-27 17:17

Two Limpopo men have been found guilty of killing a young woman, decapitating her, and attempting to sell the body parts to sangomas.

Pit toilet case: Court hears that Limpopo education dept had funds

2017-11-23 22:48

The Department of Basic Education failed to spend more than R90m, while dozens of schools had no toilets the Limpopo High Court has heard.

Family of boy who died in school pit toilet 'denied justice'

2017-11-22 08:10

The family of five-year-old Michael Komape, who died in a pit toilet in 2014, has been denied justice because no one has been held accountable for his death, the Limpopo High Court has heard.

Woman's body found after crocodile dragged her into river

2017-11-21 12:18

The body of a 52-year-old woman, who was dragged into a river by a crocodile outside Thohoyandou over the weekend, has been found, Limpopo police say.


Good Samaritans give 9-year-old the gift of mobility

2017-12-15 16:16

Michael Kgolane from Groblersdal, Limpopo, will soon have prosthetic limbs thanks to a kind Pretoria family.

Life sentences for 3 men who raped woman returning from funeral

2017-12-06 15:29

Three men who raped a woman who was coming from a funeral in Limpopo have each been sentenced to life in jail.

Limpopo police chief condemns 'escalating trend' of domestic violence

2017-12-05 22:27

Acting Limpopo police commissioner Major General Bafana Linda has condemned the "escalating trend" of domestic violence in the province.

Ramaphosa takes Limpopo

2017-12-04 15:06

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been nominated as the ANC presidential candidate for Limpopo, receiving 391 nominations compared to 104 for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

No arrest made after man shot dead during argument

2017-11-29 18:55

Limpopo police are on the lookout for four people involved in the shooting of a 23-year-old man following an argument at a hitchhiking spot in Polokwane.

Appeals for toilet upgrades were 'ignored', says ex-principal of Michael Komape's school

2017-11-27 22:12

The former principal of Mahlodumela Primary School has told the Limpopo High Court that her appeals for toilet upgrades were ignored by the provincial education department.

Farmworker dies after shooting himself with animal sedative

2017-11-27 11:49

A farmworker has died after he accidentally shot himself with a darting gun on a game farm near Saamboubrug, north of Lephalale, Limpopo police say.

Limpopo testing station official arrested for fraud

2017-11-23 22:05

Authorities have arrested a private testing station official in Limpopo after she allegedly attempted to bribe an undercover officer in a sting operation.

Bulls to take on Sharks in Polokwane

2017-11-21 12:21

The Bulls will again travel to Polokwane for a Super Rugby warm-up match in 2018, this time facing the Sharks at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

3 prisoners escape from Polokwane holding cells, manhunt launched

2017-11-21 10:42

Three awaiting trial prisoners – including a man on trial for allegedly helping businessman Rameez Patel murder his mother – have escaped from police holding cells in Polokwane, Limpopo police have said.

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