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.
The Free State the province that recorded the highest matric pass rate in South Africa, with 85.1% ... around the country, particularly in Limpopo and the Free State ... The province’s 2020 pass rate dropped to 68.2% from 73.2% in 2019, but these are early days in the Limpopo programme.
The issue came up when environmental affairs standing committee chairperson Andricus van der Westhuizen (DA) asked CapeNature about their policy regarding problem animals ...Briss said ... “To date no leopard has been hunted for trophy purposes in the Western Cape province. Trophy hunting of leopards mainly occurs in the North West and Limpopo provinces.”.
More On.. hunting ... Not a myth. This state is mulling a Bigfoot hunting season ... The woman, who runs a citrus farm in Limpopo province, claimed her kill “created work for 11 people that day” and “a lot of meat for the locals,” adding that the old giraffe’s death would mean “a new bull can take over and provide new, strong genetics for the herd.” ... .
PRETORIA – A 41-year-old taxi owner has been arrested in Bolobedu outside Tzaneen in Limpopo’s Mopani district in connection with murder and attempted murder on Saturday night. The incident happened at Madumeleng village, according to police spokesman for Limpopo province Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.
The Free State remains the top-performing province, having achieved a 85.1% pass rate this year, but it experienced a decline of 3.2 percentage points from 2019, when it also occupied the number one spot ... The provinces that contributed the most to this growth are KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Western Cape, the Eastern Cape and Limpopo.
Cape Town - The Western Cape has just missed out on achieving an 80% pass rate for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) matric results, making it the first time since 2010 that the province has not achieved this feat ... All the provinces experienced a decline in the pass rate from last year’s matric results.
The risks for consumers of financial and identity fraud are growing by the day, and indications are that workfrom-home practices during the pandemic have contributed substantially to the dangers ... “There were increases in every province, with the exception of Limpopo,” he says. Fraud listings increased by 62% and victim listings were up by 54%.
When compared to the same period last year 63 more Gautengers were murdered between October 1 to December 31, 2020 ... “Mpumalanga province recorded the highest increase of 13,7% (murder) when compared to the corresponding period in the previous financial year. Limpopo, North West and Northern Cape provinces recorded a decline in their murder cases.