Our Story: Siege of Mafeking
This siege took place at the beginning of what was then known as the Anglo-Boer war. For a long time it was considered a ‘white man’s war’, but was not, because it affected everyone who lived in South Africa, ultimately costing the Boers the war. This is the story of the siege from the perspective of the people who were intimately involved in it – the Barolong. Mafeking is remembered as the town which gave birth to the expression, ‘to maffick’, which means to celebrate excessively.