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 farmer will get his farm from government but is now dealing with land occupiers

2019-10-19 08:03

Limpopo farmer David Rakgase, who was recently embroiled in a legal battle over the ownership of the farm with the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, is facing another challenge.

32 suspects arrested for fraudulently issuing vehicle roadworthy certificates in Limpopo

2019-10-17 20:27

So far, 32 people have been arrested this week for being part of a syndicate that allegedly processed and authorised roadworthy certificates without vehicles being physically present for examinations in Limpopo.

Suspect arrested for allegedly raping Grade R pupil who later died in hospital

2019-10-16 21:46

A 35-year-old suspect has been arrested for allegedly raping a Grade R pupil in Limpopo who later succumbed to her injuries in hospital.

Three Limpopo traffic officials rearrested for allegedly committing fraud again

2019-10-15 17:20

Three Limpopo traffic officials are in custody after they allegedly contravened their bail conditions by committing an offence similar to the one they had been arrested for earlier this year.

Limpopo woman dies after crocodile attacks her while crossing river on her way to church

2019-10-13 17:57

A woman from Mokwete village near Jane Furse, Limpopo, has died after being attacked by a crocodile while crossing the Lepelle River from Tsimanyane village to attend a church service in the neighbouring Kolokotela village.

63-year-old woman dies after being attacked by hippo

2019-10-10 17:52

A 63-year-old woman in Limpopo has died after being attacked by a hippo in Malamulele Vhembe District, Limpopo.

Woman arrested for allegedly killing, burying son in shallow grave

2019-10-09 11:04

A woman has been arrested for allegedly killing her 11-year-old son and burying him in a shallow grave near Monsterlus in Limpopo, police say.

WATCH | Truckers pull massive python from engine compartment

2019-10-03 19:06

A massive python caused quite the stir in Tzaneen, Limpopo, when it slithered into the engine compartment of a truck, presumably to escape the cold.

Mom's nightmare labour: 'My baby came out while I was in the hospital passage'

2019-09-27 07:35

Twenty-six-year-old Lucky Moepja recalls her ordeal at Philadelphia provincial hospital in Dennilton, about 120km north east of Pretoria, where she went to give birth on October 6, 2018.

Woman, 62, falls into sewage-filled trench as municipality takes six months to fix broken pipe

2019-09-21 07:20

Residents of Lufule village near Thohoyandou in Limpopo say they have been waiting for six months for the Vhembe district municipality to fix a broken sewerage system, GroundUp reports.


VBS saga: Parliamentary committee hears about lack of action from municipalities

2019-10-18 18:58

The impact of the VBS Mutual Bank saga on implicated municipalities in Limpopo was laid bare during a week-long visit by the cooperative governance and traditional affairs parliamentary committee.

Man accused of killing toddler, raping pupil faces double murder charge after second victim dies

2019-10-17 19:26

A Limpopo man, who was arrested for allegedly murdering and raping a two-year-old boy as well as raping a Grade R pupil, has been charged with a second murder after his seven-year-old victim died of her injuries in hospital this week.

11 employees of a Limpopo vehicle testing station, including the owner, nabbed for alleged fraud

2019-10-16 17:13

Eleven employees of a vehicle testing station in Limpopo, including the owner, have been arrested for allegedly issuing fraudulent roadworthy certificates.

Boy, 10, drowns trying to save little sister from trench

2019-10-15 14:28

A 10-year old boy has been hailed as a hero after he died while trying to save his eight-year-old sister who had fallen into a trench at a construction site in Muledane outside Thohoyandou in Venda.

Limpopo residents make big stink over burst sewerage pipe

2019-10-12 07:29

Residents of Praktiseer outside Burgersfort in Limpopo say they are vulnerable to diseases such as cholera and malaria as they are still waiting for a proper sewage system to be installed.

Limpopo municipalities that invested in VBS under the spotlight

2019-10-09 15:31

The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs will visit municipalities in Limpopo to ascertain the state of service delivery in those municipalities.

Man wanted for allegedly raping child, murdering another finally gets day in court

2019-10-07 21:06

An alleged child rapist and murderer has appeared briefly in the Groblersdal Magistrate's Court after being on the run since December 2018.

Two children burn to death in Limpopo shack fire

2019-10-01 10:42

Two children aged two and three have died in a shack fire in Magau village outside Louis Trichardt in Limpopo.

11 killed in Polokwane crash

2019-09-22 13:44

Eleven people have been killed in a car crash outside Polokwane in Limpopo.

81-year-old has been waiting since March for Eskom refund

2019-09-16 22:05

An 81-year-old man has been waiting since March for R1 000 worth of electricity owed to him by Eskom.

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