Polokwane

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'Street soccer' game on a makeshift field, near Polokwane in the Limpopo Province. 2010. © Chris Ledowchowski

The capital of the Limpopo Province, Polokwane or “Place of Safety” is the largest urban centre in the province. Polokwane is said to have been founded because of the presence of gold in the area, but today Polokwane is primarily an agricultural centre.


References:
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• Changuion, L. (1986) Pietersburg 1886-1986. Stadsraad van Pietersburg.
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• Personal Interview: Mr Lourens de Jager, desendant of “Swart” Barend Vorster, March 2007.
• Personal Interview: Mr Stefan Mare, desendant of Siegfried Mare, October 1999 and February 2000.
• Personal Interview: Mr Ledwaba, old time Pedi-inhabitant from the area, November 1999.
• Rosenthal, E. (1967) Ensiklopedie van Suidelike Afrika. Frederick Warne & Co., London.

Last updated : 27-Apr-2018

This article was produced by South African History Online on 28-Mar-2011