SA Army Military Skills Development Programme 2018

By | January 26, 2017

SA Army Military Skills Development Programme 2018

The South African Army, though its Military Skills Development System (MSDS), is offering young South African citizens an opportunity to serve in uniform over a two-year period. The Milliraty 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.

Trainingship Application Closing Date: 28 February 2017.

Trainingship Provider: South African Army (Department of Defence)

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.


  • South African Citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Applications aged between 18 and 22 must have completed Grade 12 or up to the age of 25 must have completed grade 12 with a 3 year tertiary qualification.
  • Leadership potential
  • Not be area bound
  • Have no critical 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 as udergo 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 (preferably with university entrance)may apply and must not be older than 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.


Download Application Form

Administrative enquiries can be directed to the SA Army MSDS Section (012) 355 1774 or (012) 355 2130. If you are interested in the Military Skills Development System in the SA Army, please complete the coupon with 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 1774 or (012) 355 2130. Further information can be obtained on and

Application Form will be available here shortly.

Should you not hear from Department of Defence by 31 October 2017  please consider your application unsuccessful.