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.
...West province, and Mafikeng, on the border with Botswana, helping South Africa's landlocked northern neighbour get its minerals, including thermal coal, to market ... TFR and BR will also build a rail line from Mamabula in Botswana to Lephalale in South Africa's Limpopo province.
As a peri-urban region, Pillay says Free State’s needs are different from those of provinces with a substantial degree of industrialisation ... Until now, the school has concentrated its educational efforts on its home province. In future, says Pillay, it will also target clients in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, the Northern Cape and Lesotho.
Mr Ramaphosa's office confirmed that there was a robbery at his farm in Limpopo province "in which proceeds from the sale of game were stolen", but disputed the figure given by Mr Fraser... Mr Ramaphosa at a conference in KwaZulu-Natal province - a Zuma stronghold.
Mashudu Sadike ...Motlanthe further weighed in on the idea of some provinces proposing that the step-aside rule be scrapped. Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal were the first ones to endorse the abolishment of the resolution, accusing the leadership of using it to fight factional battles ... “People are saying the step-aside rule is likely to be reversed and so on.
The comments, however, are unlikely to deter influential provinces such as KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo from going ahead with the plan, which they have stated publicly on numerous occasions is their goal.
The insiders said that at the meeting – attended by leaders from KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, ... The two provinces with the biggest delegations, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal, resolved to scrap and review the step-aside rule at their general councils that took place earlier this week.
Since 2012 there had been a general water shortage in the village of Tshakuma in the LimpopoProvince of SA ... SAINC visited Limpopo to see the expansion of this initiative, in partnership with the WRC, and how its “Operationalising CommunityDrivenMultiple Use Water Services” has ...
Major battles are expected over the step-aside policy – which has seen high-profile leaders charged with corruption barred from standing for election – the economic policy and energy, with several provinces, including KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo, leading the pushback.
As some ANC provinces ready themselves to push for the scrapping of ... But three large provinces have taken issue with the rule — KwaZulu-Natal wants it scrapped completely, while Limpopo and Mpumalanga have called for it to be reviewed, saying it’s not workable in its current form.