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.
BHOPAL ... Initially, the shipment of cheetahs from South Africa was to coincide with those from Namibia. Of 12 South Africa cheetahs picked up for Kuno, nine are in quarantinein Rooiberg in Limpopo province and the rest in Phinda, KwaZulu-Natal province ... .
It emerged in the middle of this year that Ramaphosa had concealed information about the theft two years ago of more than $4 million in cash from his private game farm in Limpopo province ... Its findings were handed over to National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, who will make them public on Dec. 6 ... .
Lawmakers are scheduled to debate the report’s findings on Dec ... 16 ... The furor erupted in June when ArthurFraser, the former head of South Africa’s national spy agency, laid charges against Ramaphosa, alleging that he failed to properly report the 2020 theft of more than $4 million from his farm in the northern Limpopo province ... .
1. What’s Ramaphosa alleged to have done?. The furor erupted in June when ArthurFraser, South Africa’s former chief spy, laid criminal charges against Ramaphosa, accusing the president of concealing the theft of more than $4 million from the farm in the northern Limpopo province in February 2020 ... 2. What did Ngcobo’s panel find? ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 16 ... .
South Africa’s president was in a buoyant mood ... On June 1st ArthurFraser, a former spook, submitted evidence to the police that he claimed showed the president had broken various anti-corruption laws concerning the concealment and subsequent theft of large amounts of US dollars at Mr Ramaphosa’s game farm in the province of Limpopo ... Indeed it is ... ■ .
Up to a hundred trucks visit the facility each day, starting early in the evening – nearby Brits farmers first, followed by the Mpumalanga Lowveld and LimpopoProvince, while those coming all the way from the Cape arrive all through the day.
The findings painted a dismal picture of how load-shedding has plunged vulnerable communities into darkness, with increasing levels of poverty, crime and hunger across all provinces. ... The provinces that recorded the highest rate of water cuts as a result of power outages were Limpopo, the North West, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape.
By Professor Bheki Mngomezulu ... If KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo support Mathabatha, and if they lobby other provinces, Mathabatha stands a better chance of winning ... Mathabatha has operated at the provincial level (Limpopo) ... My view is that Mathabatha (with the support of KZN and other provinces, and not having operated at the national level) has the edge.
South African PresidentCyril Ramaphosa would “step aside” if he is charged for the alleged criminal cover-up of millions of dollars stolen from his private farm two years ago, his spokesman said ... The robbery at his Phala Phala farm in Limpopo province took place two years ago but only came to public knowledge in April ... .
Bloomberg ... Allegations that Ramaphosa covered up the theft of foreign exchange at the farm in the northern LimpopoProvince were discussed at a three-day meeting of African National Congress’ (ANC) national executive committee, said three members of the panel, who asked not to be identified because they are not authorized to comment ... 3 ... .
Malaria is currently present in three provinces in South Africa. Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal. Limpopo reports 62% of the local cases, while KwaZulu-Natal reports only 6% ... The increases have been most extreme in Limpopo, where temperatures have risen by an average of 0.12⁰C every decade.
That is why he has got contacts and respect from various provinces, because they know him as a national leader.”. Reports from the party’s KZN provincial executive committee meeting held in Durban this week show an overwhelming number of ANC branches in the province have given the former health minister the nod.