In 1975 the RNT converted to a mechanised infantry regiment. Its first operational deployment – to Namibia – came in 1976. The RNT stayed involved in that conflict to the end, taking part in Operations Moduler, Hooper and Packer in 1987-8. It was also deployed for urban counterinsurgency.
In 2005, Sergeant MS Seloane deployed with 7SAI to the Democratic Republic of Congo, making him among the first South African reservists to serve as a peacekeeper. A major and warrant officer deployed with Regiment de la Rey to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006.
Current role: Mechanised infantry
Current base: Pretoria
Motto: Ons sal (We shall)
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