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

MSDS 2025 Intake - SA Navy

MSDS BACKGROUND

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:

❑ COMBAT 

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.

 


❑ ENGINEERING and/orTECHNICAL ENGINEERING 

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)



❑ SUPPORT

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.


Application

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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

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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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