Application Forms for the South African National Defence Force in 2023

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) needs to inform younger and deserving youths of the Republic that 2023 software varieties for the Military Skills Development System

The South African Army, thru its Military Skills Development System (MSDS), is presenting younger South African residents an possibility to serve in uniform over a two-year period.

The Military Skills Development System is a two-year voluntary carrier gadget with the lengthy time period purpose of enhancing the SA National Defence Force’s deployment capability.

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Successful MSDS candidates will be appointed in a unique mustering and will be known as up to a Training Unit, the place participants will entire their Basic Military Training, precise mustering and practical coaching in the first year and be utilized or deployed in the 2d 12 months of the MSDS.

. citizenship be a South African citizen only
. Grade 12 Applicants have to be between the a while of 18-22 years

. Graduates and/or different Tertiary Qualification up to the age of 25 years
. Successfully performed Grade 12 (preferable with college entrance)
. Leadership potential
. Not be region bound
. Have no crook offence file or pending cases
. Comply with clinical health necessities for appointment in the SANDF
. Be organized to serve in uniform, bear 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. Certified copies of ID document, Grade 12 certificate


Post grade 12 qualifications and CV must accompany this application form to SA Army Recruitment, Private Bag X 981, Pretoria, 0001.