|9 South African Infantry Battalion|
9 SAI emblem
|Branch||South African Army|
|Type||Motorised infantry (seaborne)|
|Part of||South African Infantry Formation|
|Garrison/HQ||Cape Town, Western Cape|
|Company level Insignia|
|SA Motorised Infantry beret bar circa 1992|
SA Motorised Infantry beret bar
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.
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.
|2014||Lt Col M. Feni||c. nd|
|From||Regimental Sergeants Major||To|