APPLY NOW: South African Army Military Skills Development Programme 2020

south africa military skills development programme
south africa military skills development programme

South African Army Military Skills Development Programme 2020

South African Army (SA Army) is offering the Military Skills Development Programme 2020 in South Africa.

The Military Skills Development System (MSDS) has announced the Latest Military Training Programme 2019-2020 for those candidates who are willing to serve in the Military Uniform.

The SA Army Jobs and Careers mostly remain available/vacant for the hard working and patriot candidates.

It is also worth mentioning here that you may also avail the SA Army Careers after having the experience certificate.

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.

Requirements for SA Army Military Skills Development Programme

  • 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 offense 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 for Military Skills Development Programme at MSDS South Africa

Closing date is 28 February. If you are interested in the Military Skills Development System in the SA Army, click here to download the  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.


Administrative inquiries can be directed to the SA Army MSDS Section

(012) 355 2130 or (012) 355 1774

Should you not hear from Department of Defence please consider your application unsuccessful.