| 1 January 1994|
South African Army
Mthatha, Eastern Cape
| South Africa|
| South African Army Infantry Formation|
14 South African Infantry Battalion is a motorised infantry unit of the South African Army.
14 South African Infantry Battalion Wikipedia
14 SAI was established on January 1, 1994, at Umtata, Eastern Cape as a result of the amalgamation of Transkei Defence Force into the SANDF. 14 SAI marked freedom of entry into Mthatha on 30 July 2011 in which the Mayor of King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality, officiated. Another unit, 13 SAI was amalgamated with 14 SAI.
SANDF’s Motorised Infantry is transported mostly by Samil trucks, Mamba APC’s or other un-protected motor vehicles. Samil 20,50 and 100 trucks transport soldiers, towing guns, and carrying equipment and supplies. Samil trucks are all-wheel drive, in order to have vehicles that function reliably in extremes of weather and terrain. Motorised infantry have an advantage in mobility allowing them to move to critical sectors of the battlefield faster, allowing better response to enemy movements, as well as the ability to outmaneuver the enemy.