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South Africa: see MahikengMahikeng,
formerly Mafikeng
or Mafeking
, city (2011 pop. 290,269), capital of North West prov., N central South Africa, near the border of Botswana. It is the market for the surrounding cattle-raising and dairy-farming area and is an important railroad depot.
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a city in the Republic of South Africa; capital of Bechuanaland (present-day Botswana) until 1965. Population, 10,000 (estimate). Railroad junction. There are railroad work-shops and a creamery in Mafeking.

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This work for scholars and history buffs gathers primary sources to tell the story of the sieges of the towns of Ladysmith, Magersfontein, Spion Kop, Kimberley, and Mafeking during the Boer War that began in late 1899 (also known as the Second Boer War or the Great Boer War).
Mafeking veteran in quest for comrades A BOER War veteran has come home to Cardiff after spending almost 66 years in Canada.
Her best run since joining the former jump jockey came earlier in the week at her spiritual home, where she finished with a rattle to get to within a length of Mafeking.
Meanwhile, Mafeking showed he wa s not i nconv en ienc ed by dropping back to a mile by the first t ime in over three years when landing a last-gasp success in the 2.
In Scouting for Boys Baden-Powell tells us the first Boy Scouts were organized to aid his adult soldiers in the defense of Mafeking when it was under siege during the Boer War (1899-1900).
Thus we have four from Mynhardt's own audio collection Tales of the Boer War, two from Bosman at his best, nine from Unto dust, seven from Mafeking road, and, finally, the title story from A Bekkersdal marathon.
He was second-in-command of British forces during the Siege of Mafeking, and his work there earned him a reputation for tirelessness and solid professionalism.
It's great fun but if they carry on at this rate, they might as well set up a mud tank in Mafeking Street and call it cat-fight corner.
THE SIEGE of Mafeking lasted seven months from October 1899, when the little town was surrounded by a Boer force of some 5,000 men under a redoubtable leader, Piet Cronje.
The narrative leads us through training to Paardeburg, Bloemfontein, Mafeking and beyond, providing the best account of battles and the men who fought them this reviewer has ever read.
His stories were first collected in Mafeking Road (1947).