- a town in N Republic of South Africa: former administrative seat of Bechuanaland; besieged for 217 days by Boers 1899–1900.
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At Mafeking we bade farewell to the railway, and prepared to plunge into the wilderness.Impressions of South Africa
That you were despatch-riders on the way to Mafeking—you two?
Yes; it sounds as if Mafeking will be taken before we get there!
Tell him a wounded messenger from Mafeking has a letter for him, and he will come.
It is also the starting-point of a railway to Zeerust and Mafeking.
- the former name (until 1980) of Mafikeng
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