Slachter's Nek Rebellion

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The Slachter's Nek Rebellion was an uprising by Boers in 1815 on the eastern border of the Cape Colony.[1] The rebellion, which was small and local, was handled so badly that it acquired importance as an incident in the struggle of Afrikanerdom against British domination.[2]

Slachter's Nek is the Dutch spelling. In Afrikaans the spelling is Slagtersnek. In both languages, the name translates to Butcher's Neck (Nek is used in several Afrikaans place names).


  1. ^ "Slachter's Nek Rebellion". Standard Encyclopedia of Southern Africa 9. Human Sciences Research Council. pp. 655–656. 
  2. ^ "Cape of Good Hope". Standard Encyclopedia of Southern Africa 3. Human Sciences Research Council. p. 47. 

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