SANDF MSDS Military Application Forms 2024

SANDF MSDS Military Application Forms 2024 – For details about eligibility, requirements, available positions, application procedure – how to apply, application form PDF download, interview questions/schedules, etc.

South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is offering an opportunity for unemployed youth to apply for the Military Skills Development System (MSDS) 2024. This program appears to be a training initiative that spans 24 months and takes place in all nine provinces of South Africa.

Application closing date 15 March 2024

The Military Skills Development System (MSDS) allows South African citizens to serve in the four arms of the military 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 they will get to practice their speciality at a base somewhere across the country.

General Requirements for the MSDS 2024/2025

  • A South African Citizen (No dual citizenship).
  • 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 SANDF.
  • Comply with all other prescribed requirements for appointment in the SANDF.
  • Must be willing to relocate and participate in deployments both in South Africa and abroad if required to do so.
  • Be recommended by a selection board.

Applicants are reminded that forms can be found at all SANDF regional offices as well as on the official SANDF website. SANDF reminds candidates that the application process is free and no amount of money is required to apply.

Members of the public are encouraged to report such actions or persons who demand money with the promise of employment in the SANDF to the nearest police station or SANDF unit and base.

Volunteers hoping to become part of either the air, land, maritime or military health services should go to regional offices nationally for application forms and assistance from SANDF human resource officers and personnel. They are:

  • Regional Office Free State. Army Support Base Bloemfontein Recruitment Office, Pappa Brits Street, Tempe, Bloemfontein, 9300 – Enquiries: 051 402 1262.
  • Regional Office Western Cape. Castle of Good Hope Recruitment Office. Block C, C/O Buitenkant and Darling Street (Opposite Parade Ground), Cape Town, 8000
    OR: Regional Office Western Cape. Department Of Defence School of Logistics and Training, Youngsfield, Welton, 8000 – Enquiries: 021 787 1023/4.
  • Regional Office Limpopo. Army Support Recruitment Office Building, 145 Gate Way Road (Next Polokwane Airport), Polokwane, 0700 – Enquiries: 015 299 3318.
  • Regional Office KwaZulu-Natal. Recruitment Office, Lords Ground Military Base, 186 Old Ford Road (K.E. Masinga Road), Durban, 4000 – Enquiries: 012 5718/5754/5703.
  • Regional Office Eastern Cape. Army Support Base Recruitment Office, Willow Drive, Forest Hill, Port Elizabeth, 6013
    OR: Regional Office Eastern Cape (ASBEC) de Beer Street, Forest Hill, Gqeberha, 6001 – Enquiries: 041 505 1101/1268.
  • Regional Office Northern Cape. Army Support Base Recruitment Office Kimberley, General Khan Van Der Spuy Drive, Diskobolos, Kimberley, 8301 – Enquiries: 053 530 3204
  • Regional Office North West. Army Support Base Recruitment, C/O Grobler St (R53) and Eleazer Road, Potchefstroom, 2531 – Enquiries: 018 289 3322
  • Regional Office Gauteng. Recruitment Office, C/O 218 Visagie and Paul Kruger Street, Pretoria Central, 0001- Enquiries: 012 339 5718/5703
  • Regional Office Mpumalanga. Army Support Base, 8 Spruit Street, Mbombela, 1201 – Enquiries: 013 756 2113/2181
    OR: 4 South African Infantry Battalion, do Dr Beyers Naude and Boncker Street, Middleburg, Mpumalanga, 1050 – Enquiries: 013 249 3534

Applicants should note that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has no online application system.