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 Limpopo arrested more than 900 suspects across all the provincial districts in a crime blitz conducted last week ... “Well done for the hard work to our law enforcement, and I urge them to be more determined and unrelenting in their quest of making Limpopo Province a safe and secure place,” Hadebe said.
"While the percentage testing positive has decreased in Gauteng, Limpopo and North West, the percentage testing positive remained very high in these provinces," he said ... Gauteng has certainly passed the peak of the third wave and there are early indications that Limpopo, ...
The SouthAfricanPoliceService in Limpopo has confiscated packs of sorghum beer which had been smuggled into South Africa in a bus ... Mojapelo said the persistent weekly operations conducted in all districts of Limpopo province continue to yield positive results following the arrests of at least 926 suspects from July 11 until Monday.
While the citrus value chain had been impacted by disruptions to the Durban port, growers in the northern provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga had diverted fruit to other ports across the country, with citrus from other regions continuing to be exported from Cape Town and Ngqura ports ... “The Transnet Pipelines network remains operational ... .
The Pretoria News last week reported that Limpopo taxi operators had warned that violence would not be tolerated in the province, and vowed to take the law into their own hands should anyone be found looting ... Limpopo police spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo confirmed the incident.
In this regard, growers in the northern provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga have been diverting their fruit to other ports across the country, with citrus from other regions continuing to be exported from Cape Town and Coega ports ... All citrus fruit cold storage facilities in the province are also fully secured and operational.
In Limpopo, the Mooketsi Pack house is being built, that will be one of the largest post-harvest avocado handling facilities in the world when in full use ... “The facility will help to unlock the potential for avocado growers in the province,” van Brouwershaven said. Operation of the facility will be phased in as production in Limpopo expands.
Pretoria - Two Limpopo taxi organisations, at loggerheads over routes, have buried the hatchet in an effort to avoid the public violence that has gripped the country ... “Limpopo is a rural province ... Some Limpopo residents have taken to social media to declare their condemnation of the public violence taking place in the two provinces.
Pretoria - A Limpopo man has been killed allegedly by members of the community after he was suspected of stealing alcohol from a local bottle store at Nkomo Village in Giyani on Tuesday morning, police said ... The sporadic violence the spread to Gauteng and other provinces.
For anyone who is a serious hunter, the ultimate dream is a hunt in Africa. For most of us, this remains a dream, and I always thought that it would be that way for me ... I was wrong on all counts! ... We arrived in Johannesburg at 4 a.m ... The main lodge is located near the village of Steenbokpan, in the portion of Limpopo province that is near Botswana ... ....