Polokwane Local Municipality is located within the Capricorn District in the Limpopo province. It shares its name with the city of Polokwane (Pietersburg). In February 2002, the city was renamed Polokwane – a northern Sesotho word that means “place of safety”. It is a city with more than a century of phenomenal growth and prosperity.
Polokwane Municipality accounts for 3% of the total surface area of Limpopo, however, over 10% of the population of Limpopo resides within its boundaries. The municipality serves as the economic hub of Limpopo, and has the highest population density in the Capricorn District.