Limpopo/lɪmˈpɔpɔ/ is the northernmost province of South Africa. It is named after the Limpopo River that flows on the western and northern borders of the province, the name "Limpopo" has its etymological origin from the Sepedi word diphororo tša meetse - meaning strong gushing waterfalls. (The Sepedi language or Northern Sotho language is spoken by a third of the people in the province.) The capital is Polokwane, formerly named Pietersburg.
The province was formed from the northern region of Transvaal Province in 1994, and initially named Northern Transvaal. The following year, it was renamed Northern Province, which remained the name until 2003, when the name of the province was formally changed to the name of its most important river–on the border with Zimbabwe and Botswana–after deliberation by the provincial government and amendment of the Constitution. A notable consideration for the name was Mapungubwe, the area where the most ancient gold-using civilisation of the province was discovered a few years earlier.
1490 Limpopo, provisional designation 1936 LB, is an asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, about 19 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered by English-born South Africa astronomer Cyril Jackson at Union Observatory, Johannesburg, on 14 June 1936.
Despite these improvements, the percentage of households with access to water declined in five provinces between 2002 and 2019. The largest decline was observed in Mpumalanga (-5,3%), Limpopo (-3%) and Free State (-3,7%) ... Households in Limpopo (56,6%) and Mpumalanga (54.4%) ...
Onions are currently lifted in the Brits area (North WestProvince) and in Limpopo; the Northern Cape will come in next from the middle of October ... Price were really high this year, often R80 (4.2 euros) and higher for a 10kg bag; Limpopo farmers had burned their fingers last year ...
A head-on collision between a truck and a bus ferrying workers to a mine in northern South Africa’sLimpopo province has killed 20 people, authorities say ... Four workers were injured in Sunday’s accident. The company said it was offering support to the families of the dead. It is still unclear who the other three victims are ... .
At least 20 people - mostly mine workers - were killed in South Africa’sLimpopo province on Sunday after a bus they were traveling in erupted in flames following a head-on collision with a truck, state media reported ... in the Limpopo province this year.
The NationalUnion of Mineworkers (NUM) has urgently called on the Limpopo provincial government to assemble a team of professionals to probe all the major accidents in the province. This follows a horrific accident that claimed at least 22 lives of Venetia mineworkers in Musina, Limpopo on Sunday.
At least 20 people were killed when a truck collided with a bus transporting mineworkers late Sunday in South Africa’s northern Limpopo province, local media reported ...Provincial officials were not readily available for comment. .
At least 20 employees of mining giant De Beers have been killed in a road accident in South Africa, local officials said Sunday ... The bus involved was ferrying staff from the Venetia mine, one of the biggest diamond mines in the country, said a transport official in Limpopo province, in the north of the country ... ....
ActionSA Limpopo leader Selo Lediga said that immigration was a big talking point for the province because “many immigrants use the Limpopo border to gain entry to the country” ... “Limpopo is the entry point of people from SADC ... here, actually have to pass through Limpopo,” he said.