Limpopo province is the northernmost province of South Africa. It is named after the Limpopo River that flows through the province, the name “Limpopo” has its origin from the Sepedi word diphororo tša meetse – meaning strong gushing waterfalls. The province lies shares borders with Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana, and it South Africa’s gateway to Africa. The province was formed in 1994 from the amalgamation of the Northern Transvaal province, and initially named Northern Province. This name of the province was changed in 2003 to Limpopo which is the name of the most important river–on the border with Zimbabwe and Botswana–after deliberation by the provincial government and amendment of the Constitution.
The total population of the province is 5 404 868 which is made up of 52.9 percent of sePedi speaking, 17 percent Xitshonga (Shangaan) speaking and 16.7 percent people speaking Tshivenda and the rest are either Afrikaans or English speaking people.
The capital city of the province is Polokwane (formerly known as Pietersburg) and it is surrounded by various other towns like Bela-Bela (Warmbaths), Phalaborwa, Thabazimbi, Makhado and Musina. The province is divided into 5 municipal districts, namely: Capricorn, Mopani, Sekhukhune and Vhembe. These districts are further divided into 24 local municipalities.
Location Of The Regional Office
The IDT Limpopo Office is located in Polokwane (Pietersburg).
22 Hans Van Rensburg Street
P.O. Box 55386
Tel: (015) 295 0000
Fax: (015) – 295 6559
|Regional General Manager
Mr Bali Mamabolo
Tel: 015- 295 0002
Mr Fanus Lewis
Tel: 015-295 0000
|Administration and Finance Manager
Ms Tshepo Kekana
Tel: 015- 295 0000