South african Army,Airforce,Navy and Military Health Service MSDS application

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) wishes to inform young and deserving youths of the Republic that 2023 application forms for the Military Skills Development System

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.

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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
. Be prepared to serve in uniform, undergo Basic Military and Functional Training

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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.

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