|151 SA Infantry Battalion|
151 SA Infantry Battalion emblem
|Branch||South Africa Army|
|Part of||South African Army Infantry Corps|
|Equipment||Buffel APC, Samil 20|
|Company level Inisgnia|
|SA Motorised Infantry beret bar circa 1992|
Origin of the black battalionsEdit
By the late 1970s the South African government had abandoned its opposition to arming black soldiers.
By early 1979, the government approved a plan to form a number of regional African battalions, each with a particular ethnic identity, which would either serve in their homelands or under regional SADF commands. This led to the formation of 151 Battalion for the Southern Sothos.
151 Battalion resorted under the command of Group 36.
The battalion was responsible for patrolling the border between Lesotho and South Africa.
151 SA Battalion was disbanded around 1994 and members were assimilated into 1 South African Infantry Battalion and the new SANDF.
Peled, A. A question of Loyalty Military Manpower Policy in Multiethinic States, Cornell University Press, 1998, ISBN 0-8014-3239-1 Chapter 2: South Africa: From Exclusion to Inclusion
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