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Polokwane, meaning "Place of Safety" in Northern Sotho, is a city in the Polokwane Local Municipality and the capital of the Limpopo province, South Africa. Polokwane is South Africa's largest urban centre north of Gauteng. It was one of the host cities of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.HistoryIn the 1840s, Voortrekkers under the leadership of Andries Potgieter established Zoutpansbergdorp, a town to the north west. This settlement had to be abandoned because of clashes with the local tribes. They ...

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