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MSDS 2025 Intake - SA Army

MSDS 2025 Intake - SA Army


The South African Army. through its Military Skills Development System (MSDS), is offering young South African citizens an opportunity to serve in uniform on a two-year contract. The Recruits will receive military training and further functional training in their first year of service. During the second year of service, depending on the duration of the functional orientation, they will be deployed where needed and given opportunity to apply their knowledge and develop their skills.

General Requirements:

• RSA Citizen (No dual citizenship). •

 18 — 22 years of age (Gr 12).

• 18 - 26 (3 years Tertiary Qualification or N6) when reporting.

• Admission Point Score (APS) Score of 17 and above excl Life Orientation (LO).

• Have no criminal record or pending cases.

• No Visible tattoos (Legs, Lower Arm, Neck and Face).

Other Requirements 

• Minimum height Females 148cm, Males 155cm and Minimum weight Females 48kg, Males 52kg (Within average height/weight ratio - Male 19 to 30, Female 18.5 to 30).

• Applicants will be subjected to drug testing, fitness, Psychometric and medical evaluation, verification of Criminal record, prescreening and verification of Qualifications.

Careers within the SA Army and other specifications:

Infantry, Armour, Artillery, Air Defence Artillery, Intelligence (height requirement 1,65m),

Defence Intelligence (Gr 12 with Bachelor's pass, with English L4, Mathematics and Physical Science L4, Geography and

History L4),

Engineering (Mathematics and Physical Science L3),

Signalers, Human Resources, Logistics,

Fire & Rescue (Mathematics and Physical Science L5),

Hospitality, Music,

Technical Service (Mathematics and Physical Science L3),

Military Police,

Ammunition (Mathematics and Physical Science LS or N3 Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, fitting and turning)


Download Applications form

Hand delivery your application to the nearest recruitment centre or

Via post at SA Army HQ, Chief Directorate Army Corporate Services, Directorate Army Human Resources, Recruitment Section, Private Bag X981, Pretoria, 0001

Application forms and Addresses

Download Applications forms

You can also apply in person. For the ease of reference, application forms are issued at the following regional offices with indicated addresses:

Regional Office Free State: Army Support Base Bloemfontein Recruitment Office, Pappa Brits Street, Tempe, Bloemfontein, 9300

Regional Office Western Cape: Castle of Good Hope Recruitment Office Block C, c/o Buiten and Strand Street, Cape Town, 8000

Regional Office Limpopo: Army Support Recruitment Office Building Building T143, Gate Way Road, Polokwane, 0699

Regional Office Kwa-Zulu Natal: Recruitment Office, Lords Ground Military Base, 186 Old Ford Road (K.E Masinga Road), Durban

Regional Office Eastern Cape: Army Support Base Recruitment Office Willow Drive, Forest Hill, Porta Elizabeth, 6013

Regional Office Northern Cape: Army Support Base Recruitment Office, Kimberley, General Khan van der Spuy Avenue, Diskobolos, Kimberley

Regional Office North West: Army Support Base Recruitment Office C/O Grobler Street (R53) and Eleazer Road, Potchefstroom, 2531

Regional Office Gauteng: Recruitment Office, C/O Visagie and Paul Kruger Street, Pretoria Central, 0001

Applicants residing in Mpumalanga will access forms at the following venues:

  • Army Support Base, 8 Spruit Street, Mbombela, 1201

  • 4 South African Infantry Battalion, C/O Dr Beyers Naude and Boncker Street, Middleburg, Mpumalanga, 1050


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