Crocodile River

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Crocodile River

1. a river in N South Africa, rising north of Johannesburg and flowing north-westerly into the Marico River on the Botswanan border; a tributary of the Limpopo
2. a river that rises in NE South Africa, in the Kruger National Park, and flows south-easterly into Mozambique
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The flooding from the Limpopo river, which began on Wednesday, killed around 40 people and forced more than 100,000 others to flee.
Residents of Ch?kwe, one of the worst-affected districts, were forced to flee to higher ground when water levels in the Limpopo River started rising rapidly on 22 January.
"There used to be only a few crocodiles in the Limpopo River. Now there are a lot," said Zane Langman, whose in-laws own the farm in the northern part of the country close to the Botswana border.
If you're deathly afraid of crocodiles, it might be a good idea to stay away from South Africa's Limpopo River for a while, because roughly 15,000 crocodiles have escaped into the area surrounding the river.
Mozambique also has the great Limpopo River, made famous by Rudyard Kipling's 'Just So Stories'.
He lived in the Limpopo River region of Africa in the first decades of the twentieth century, and Bulpin recounts his childhood in Knysna, how he moved to the area around Crooks Corner to hunt elephants and other animals, how he dealt with raiders and the police, and his relationship with the wanderer Mgwazi.
The Mzingwane Catchment Council, which has jurisdiction over the Limpopo river basin in Zimbabwe, is a case in point.
The Nedbank Capital division has already reinvented itself as it shapes up to tackle the Africa market beyond the Limpopo River. Managing director of Nedbank Capital, Brian Kennedy, says the bank's specialised finance and investment banking units have been organised into a single banking unit, with one profit and loss account.
In a paper published last month by the US journal Science, an international team of researchers said "climate-related resettlement" was already underway in Vietnam's Mekong delta, along the Limpopo River of Mozambique, in China's Inner Mongolia, the coast of Alaska and the Carteret Islands in Papua New Guinea.
Other places worth a visit are the mighty Drakensberg Mountains, now a World Heritage site because of its Bushmen Paintings and dramatic beauty, and the great Limpopo River.
South Africa's use of the pesticide DDT for malaria control in the Limpopo River basin is likely to lead to an increase in babies being born with deformed sex organs or being born with both male and female genitalia.