Opening of Al-Islah Institute in Polokwane


Alhamdulillah the IPCI has opened an information Centre in #Polokwane.

The Al-Islah Institute in Polokwane will serve the Muslim community at large with literature, free Qurans and workshops to empower new Muslims and those interested to learn more about the path of Islam.

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More about Polokwane

Polokwane (UK /ˌpɒləˈkwɑːnɪ/[3]), meaning “Place of Safety” in Northern Sotho,[4][5][6] is a city in the Polokwane Local Municipality and the capital of the Limpopo province, South Africa. It is also often referred to by its former official name,[7] Pietersburg. Polokwane is South Africa’s largest urban centre north of Gauteng. It was one of the host cities of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


In 1904 Pietersburg had a population of 3,276, of whom 1,620 (49.5%) were whites.[9] Pietersburg was a white-designated area during apartheid and so had an overwhelming white majority before 1990. After the dismantling of apartheid the city still retained a large white population. Neighbouring townships have a black majority.[10]

The South African census showed the population of Polokwane City as 130,028 with 43,846 households in the 2011 census.

Group Percentage [11]
Black African 74,4%
Coloured 3,7%
Indian/Asian 3.1%
White 18,2%
Other 0,6%


Jacaranda trees lines many streets in Polokwane, blooming purple blossoms in October every year.

Under the apartheid government certain areas were allocated to certain racial groups; these areas still have a majority of these racial groups present. Westernburg is a former Coloured township. Seshego and Turfloop are former black townships outside Polokwane. Nirvana is a former Indian township. Former White suburbs in the city include: Bendor, Welgelegen, Moregloed, Annadale, Ivydale, Flora Park, Fauna Park, Penina Park, Ivy Park, Hospital Park, Ster Park, Dalmada, Broadlands, Woodlands, and Thornhill. Serala View and Marula Heights are new “black” elite suburbs.[citation needed]

These suburbs no longer host exclusive racial groups and the local government has launched a project to encourage ethnic integration.[12]



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