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.


Field ranger shot dead by poachers at Kruger National Park

2018-07-20 14:47

No arrests have been made after the 34-year-old ranger was killed following a shootout with poachers at the game reserve.

'Those who die of HIV, it's by choice,' tweets Limpopo Health dept

2018-07-17 07:00

The Limpopo Department of Health has apologised for a tweet from its official Twitter which said 'those who die of HIV&AIDS today, it’s by choice', later deleting it, saying it 'lacked sensitivity and the necessary context'.

Death toll for Phalaborwa mine fire rises to 6

2018-07-16 10:57

The death toll of the miners killed at the Phalaborwa Copper Mine in Limpopo has risen to six.

Speedster caught driving at 238km/h was 'late for a funeral'

2018-07-15 12:03

A man who was arrested after being caught speeding in his Mercedes Benz on the N1 to Limpopo claimed he was running late for a funeral, Gauteng officials say.

Bail hearing postponed for men who allegedly torched mineworker bus, leaving 6 dead

2018-07-13 10:13

The case against five men who torched a bus in which six miners were killed earlier this year has been postponed until August for a formal bail application.

North West health department tows Mediosa health units

2018-07-10 16:11

The department says it is determined to recoup taxpayers' money lost to Mediosa.

Musina traffic officer arrested, gun confiscated after shooting at petrol station

2018-07-09 16:45

A Musina traffic officer's firearm has been confiscated after he allegedly shot and injured two people at a local petrol station.

DA MP and doctor in altercation at Bela Bela hospital during oversight visit

2018-07-05 13:14

A DA MP says she will be laying charges with the South African Human Rights Commission and Health Professions Council of South Africa for the doctor's 'unethical behaviour'.

Limpopo MEC Onicca Moloi resigns after 'insulting' Facebook post

2018-07-03 17:30

Limpopo MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture Onicca Moloi has officially resigned, after she posted "insulting" messages on Facebook, which her were slammed by her party, the ANC in the province.

Land: The people speak - Race relations take centre stage in Thohyandou

2018-06-30 19:28

Race relations were placed under the spotlight at the last of the public hearings on land expropriation in Limpopo.


Man who allegedly shot brother of Rameez Patel hands himself over to police

2018-07-19 10:43

Limpopo authorities have confirmed that the man who allegedly shot and injured the brother of murder accused Rameez Patel has handed himself over to police.

Rameez Patel's brother shot a day before scheduled testimony

2018-07-16 21:21

The brother of murder accused Rameez Patel is in hospital after he was shot over the weekend - just before he was scheduled to testify in his brother's murder trial.

Five miners dead after fire breaks out at Limpopo mine

2018-07-15 21:34

Five mineworkers have died and a sixth is still trapped underground after a fire broke out at a copper mine in Limpopo, says the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union.

Rameez Patel's brother 'found well in his home' and will testify - NPA

2018-07-13 13:02

The brother of murder-accused Rameez Patel has been found and is to testify when the trial resumes.

Taxi boss killed in suspected taxi violence shooting

2018-07-11 18:56

A taxi owner has been shot dead in Thohoyandou, Limpopo and while the motive for the shooting is still unclear, police say taxi violence cannot be ruled out.

Rameez Patel's brother disappears, blood stain found at home

2018-07-10 10:56

The NPA says it doesn't know the whereabouts of Razeen Patel, who was expected to testify in the trial of his brother Rameez Patel, who stands accused of killing his wife and mother.

Limpopo matric pupil dies during winter school camp

2018-07-06 14:31

The education department says Benedict Phaswane Monene had apparently been suffering from unspecified health problems.

Another child drowns in a pit toilet

2018-07-05 12:36

A three-year-old boy has died after falling into a pit toilet at Diteteng village, Limpopo police say.

Land: The people speak - Limpopo public hearings end in alleged attack

2018-06-30 21:05

The Constitutional Review Committee's public hearing on land expropriation in Thohoyandou turned volatil after the DA Limpopo chairperson was allegedly attacked.

Land: The people speak – Hearings in Limpopo, Northern Cape draw to a close

2018-06-30 08:00

As the first set of public hearings into the amendment of section 25 of the Constitution draw to a close, the need for land expropriation without compensation has been the popular opinion expressed by participants.

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