The 5 South African Infantry Battalion celebrated 56 years of service on Tuesday, 3 April, in Ladysmith. In the spirit of celebrations, former members from 5SAI were welcomed at the ceremony that doubled as a reunion. The week long celebrations will be overseen by Brigadier General XB Ndlovu was served at the 5SAI. Various activities were planned for the week, including a battle field tour at Sandlwana and Rock Drifts, including a sports day challenge that took place on Thursday. The celebrations culminated with a gala dinner.