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.
Pretoria - Police in Vhulaudzi in the Vhembe district in South Africa’sLimpopo province on Monday appealed for information that could lead to the arrest of a man who allegedly raped an eleven-year-old child in his house on two occasions in February and March before disappearing.
Sibiya previously served as a member of Parliament in the National Council of Provinces. The SACP in Limpopo said Sibiya had contributed to the country’s struggle for freedom and had worked in building branches of the ANC... Parliament deployed in the National Council of Provinces.
The report shows that the Western Cape incurred no unauthorised expenditure, compared to the next best province, Limpopo, with R1.1 million and the worst performing province, the Eastern Cape, with R1.5bn in unauthorised expenditure ... performing province, Gauteng, with R103.4m.
Charlotte Mannya Maxeke took the unusual step in 1902 to insist on the participation of women in church and political meetings. She had graduated with a BSc degree in 1901, becoming the first indigenous South African woman to achieve this ...At last, in mid-1902, Maxeke could finally make the journey north to what is now the province of Limpopo.
Sources in the ANC say Magashule is planning to tour some of the regions, including the Free State, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal, to mobilise support ... If he gains enough traction in provinces that have the biggest numbers, it might work, the source said. Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal are two of the biggest provinces in terms of ANC membership.
South Africa’s northern LimpopoProvince is known for its lush forests, national parks, fruit farms and heritage sites — but lately its green image has come under threat from a proposed multibillion-dollar industrial megaproject ... It promises to provide nearly 54,000 jobs in a province with 22 percent unemployment, South African government data show.