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9 South African Infantry Battalion

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Country  South Africa
Branch  South African Army
9 South African Infantry Battalion
Type  Motorised infantry (seaborne)
Part of  South African Infantry Formation
Garrison/HQ  Cape Town, Western Cape
Motto(s)  Fortiter et fideliter (Boldly and faithfully) Ebenhaeser (Thus far the Lord has led us)

9 South African Infantry Battalion is a motorised infantry unit of the South African Army, designated seaborne.

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History

What was previously known as the South African Cape Corps (SACC) (Afrikaans: Suid-Afrika Kaapse Korps (SAKK)) was renamed the 9 South African Infantry Battalion (9 SAI) in 1992.

On March 31, 1992 all SACC units were disbanded. The next day 9 SAI was established in their place. No reason for the name change was ever given. It was also during this time that the Special Forces were renamed, a decision later reversed by President Nelson Mandela and Defence Minister Joe Modise, who saw nothing wrong with the nomenclature.

Deployments

9 SAI was deployed in Burundi in early 2006. Companies were deployed in different provinces and started projects such as upgrading hospitals, repainting school buildings, repairing the roofs, donating sports equipment to schools, sharing food with the local population and participating in different sports with the local population, the national police and the Burundi Defence Force.

Role

Amphibious motorised infantry.

Home base

Eerste River, Western Cape

Battle honours

  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Kilimanjaro
  • Behobeho
  • Nvangao
  • East Africa 1916-7
  • East Africa 1917-8
  • Megiddo
  • Nablus
  • Palestine 1918
  • Motto

  • Fortiter et fideliter (Boldly and faithfully)
  • Ebenhaeser (Thus far the Lord has led us)
  • References

    9 South African Infantry Battalion Wikipedia


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