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.
Since the beginning of November, 15 people have died on Limpopo’s roads alone ... Limpopo is known to attract tourists and those visiting home for the December holidays, making the province’s road accident rate among the highest during the festive season ... Limpopo transport MEC ...
Pretoria – Deputy PresidentDavid Mabuza has paid a courtesy visit to the family of late former minister of public service and administration, Ohm Collins Chabane, in Xikundu, Limpopo province ... In Chabane’s honour, Mabuza further committed to work together with the Limpopo ...
Scientists have warned that the Omnicron variant was beginning to spread across the country after more cases were reported in Gauteng. However, they told Parliament’s portfolio committee on health on Wednesday evening that there were more cases now reported in KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and other provinces.
In Gauteng, the epicentre, they are rising week-on-week by more than 300 per cent alongside its neighbours the North West and Limpopo. Scientists say the variant is likely already in every province of the country, although it is unclear at present how many cases are linked to the strain.
The ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) has resolved that some outgoing mayors in Limpopo province stay on until disputes related to the qualifications and credentials of this year’s candidates are resolved ... The ANC has remained largely dominant in Limpopo province, with its support continuing to grow even as it wanes elsewhere.
This is especially so in remote areas, such as the part of South Africa'sLimpopo province where a research project called Diamonds on the Soles of their Feet is taking place ... Limpopo is a sprawling province; there are huge distances between villages and the roads are generally poor.
The organisation has for the past week recorded the majority of new cases emanating from the Gauteng province and yesterday (Monday) this continued to be the case ...The Free State and Limpopo each accounted for 1% of the cases while the Eastern Cape and Northern Cape provinces accounted for less than 1% of the new cases reported yesterday (Monday).
A SUSPECTED cash-in-transit explosives dealer wanted in Limpopo... “It is believed the suspect might have been selling the explosives to the people who blasted ATMs and robbed cash delivery vehicles in some parts of Limpopo province particularly in Tzaneen and Burgersfort areas.”.