top of page

MSDS 2025 Intake - SA Navy (Support Services, Combat, Engineering and Technical)

MSDS 2025 Intake - SA Navy


The South African Navy (SAN). 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: 

• South African Citizen (No dual citizenship).

• 18 — 22 years of age (Gr 12).

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

• Have no criminal record or pending cases.

• Comply with medical fitness requirements for the appointment.

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

Select one of the following:


Aged between 18 - 22

Completed Grade 12 with Mathematics and Physical Science with at least Level 4 for both subjects (NO Mathematical Literacy), excl LO.



Aged between 18 - 22

Completed Grade 12 with Mathematics and Physical Science with at least Level 4 for both subjects. excl LO.

Mechanical Engineering. Electrical Engineering with N6 and Trade Test (Transcripts of N4 and N5 must be attached)


Aged between 18 - 22

Completed Grade 12 

Other Requirements:

Applicants will be subjected to drug testing, Psychometric and medical evaluation, verification or criminal record, prescreening and verification of qualifications.


Download Applications form

Hand delivery your application to the nearest recruitment centre or

Via post at SA Navy Recruitment Postal Address: Navy Recruitment Centre - Department of Defence, Private Bag X104, Valhalla, 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


Subscribe for notifications

Thanks for subscribing

bottom of page