Dating in polokwane
This settlement had to be abandoned because of clashes with the local tribes.
They founded a new town in 1886 and named it Pietersburg in honour of Voortrekker leader Petrus Jacobus Joubert.
As of 2007 the Polokwane Local Municipality was home to approximately 561,772 people.
Growth figures from 1996 to 2001 showed that the municipal population increased by about 3.27% per year on average.
Situated on the outskirts in several clusters are less formal settlement areas, which are experiencing enormous influx from rural urban migration trends.
These areas are in dire need of upgraded services and infrastructure, both social and engineering, and are struggling to cope with the informal influx of more and more people who want access to an improved quality and standard of living.
The town officially became a city on 23 April 1992; on 25 February 2005, the government declared the official name of the city as Polokwane, a name that was generally in use by the speakers of Northern Sotho.A massive manhunt has been launched by Lephalale police after an awaiting trial prisoner - charged with the murder of a doctor who was killed during a farm attack - escaped from their holding cells, police say.The Polokwane Local Municipality (or simply Polokwane Municipality) is a local municipality located within the Capricorn District in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.Much of this growth is ascribed to an influx of people from other, more rural, municipal areas into Polokwane, where the perception of more employment and greater economic wealth exists.The Turfloop campus of the University of Limpopo is located in Mankweng and the Tshwane University of Technology has a satellite campus in Polokwane.