Military Skills Development Programme at the South African Army
The South African Army, through its Military Skills Development System (MSDS), is offering young South African citizens an opportunity to serve in uniform over a two-year period. The Military Skills Development System is a two-year voluntary service system with the long term goal of enhancing the SA National Defence Force’s deployment capability.
Successful MSDS candidates will be appointed in a specific mustering and will be called up to a Training Unit, where members will complete their Basic Military Training, specific mustering and functional training in the first year and be utilized or deployed in the second year of the MSDS.
- No dual citizenship be a South African citizen only.
- Grade 12 Applicants must be between the ages of 18-22 years.
- Graduates and/or other Tertiary Qualification up to the age of 25 years
- Successfully completed Grade 12 (preferable with university entrance)
- Leadership potential
- Not be area bound
- Have no criminal offence record or pending cases
- Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointment in the SANDF
- Be prepared to serve in uniform, undergo Basic Military and Functional Training
The SA Army’s mandate focuses on the provisioning of combat ready forces and plays a leading role in landward operations. Training will be decentralized to operational units where members will be appointed to undergo Basic Military Training, mustering training and be deployed as per requirements of the South African Army. Incomplete forms will not be considered. Only applicants who have passed Grade 12 may apply and must not be older than the age as stipulated above on the date of reporting for training.
How to apply
Closing date is 29 February . If you are interested in the Military Skills Development System in the SA Army, click here to download the 2023 SA Army application form. Please complete the form with the requested documentation and post it to: SA Army HQ, Chief Army Corporate Services, Directorate Army Human Resources, Private Bag X 981, Pretoria, 0001.
Required documentation: Certified copies of ID document, Grade 12 certificate or Post grade 12 qualifications and CV must accompany this application form to SA Army Recruitment, Private Bag X 981, Pretoria, 0001.
N.B. During the selections, the applicants will be subject to Psychometric evaluations; Medical Evaluation; Vetting and Verification of qualifications.
ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATIONS: Administrative enquiries can be directed to the SA Army MSDS Section (012) 355 2130 or (012) 355 1774
Should you not hear from Department of Defence by 31 October please consider your application unsuccessful.