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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

. 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
26 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
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.

N.B. During the selections, the applicants will be subject to
Psychometric evaluations; Medical Evaluation; Vetting and
Verification of qualifications.


Apply now
Administrative enquiries can be directed to the SA Army MSDS
Section (012) 355 2130 or (012) 355 1774. If you are interested
in the Military Skills Development System in the SA Army,
please complete the coupon with the requested documentation
enclosed and post it to:
SA Army HQ, Chief Army Corporate Services, Directorate Army
Human Resources, Private Bag X 981, Pretoria, 0001.
Specific related enquiries can be directed to (012) 355 2130 or
(012) 355 1774. Further information can be obtained on,

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