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SANDF invites Unemployed Youth to Apply for Military Skills Development System Nationwide!

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is seeking eligible members of the public to apply to their Military Skills Development System (MSDS). There is only a short application period so if you are interested you must act soon. Closing Date: 28 February 2023


  • A South African Citizen

  • Age between 18 and 22 at the time of joining (Completed Grade 12 or N3 with 6 subjects including two languages) or not more than 26 if in possession of a 3 year tertiary qualification (Degree, National Diploma or N6 with N4 and N5 prescript)

  • Preferably single

  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointment in the SANDF

  • Currently in Grade 12 or completed Grade 12 or equivalent with subjects specific to a career selection

  • Not be area bound

  • Must not have a criminal record

  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointment in the SAND

  • Comply with all other prescribed requirements for appointment in the SANDF

  • Must be willing to relocate and to participate in deployments both in South Africa and abroad if required to do so

  • Be recommended by a selection board.


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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