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South African Army Minimum Requirements 2022-2023

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Military Skills Development Programme 2020: Military Training Opportunities

In cooperation with the Services (SA Army, SA Air Force and SA Navy), Defence Intelligence is offering young South African citizens an excellent opportunity to serve in uniform over a two-year period. The Military Skills Development System (MSDS) is a two-year voluntary service system which is aimed at affording young people skills, which could assist in their quest for employment in the job market. Young recruits are required to sign up for a period of two-years, during which they will receive Military Training, further Functional Training and skills training.

Minimum Requirements

  • South African Citizen with no dual citizenship.
  • Aged between 18 and 22 with Grade 12 or 18 and 26 for applicants with tertiary qualifications (national diploma / degree/post graduate diplomas and post graduate degrees) ā€“ Preferably single. ā€“ Not be area bound.
  • Have no criminal record or pending cases.
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointments in the SANDF.
  • Be free form physical disabilities and do not suffer from claustrophobia or a fear of heights.
  • Be willing to undergo pre-employment screening, psychometric testing and security vetting.

Successfully completed Grade 12 Applicants:

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi, with Degree or National Diploma Admission. A mark of at least 4 (50 ā€“ 50%) in Afrikaans or English and a mark of at least 4 (50% ā€“ 59%) in each of the four school subjects from the list of designated university admission subjects.

National Diploma/ Graduate Applicants:

National Diploma Security Risk Management, IT qualifications or a degree with the preferred study fields of Political Science, Africa Studies, International Relations, Social / Psychological Sciences or Security Studies.


Defence Intelligence is mandated to conduct intelligence and counter-intelligence on behalf of the DOD and as such must ensure an HR complement equipped with the necessary skills and attributes. Recruits will be compelled to complete the Basic Military Training and if successful Officers Formative within the Service of choice, followed with Functional Intelligence Training. Selected officers will be afforded the opportunity to enrol for a prescribed three year degree at the Faculty Military Science, Stellenbosch University.

How to Apply for Military Skills Development System 2019: Application Forms

Closing Date is 29 February 2018.Ā Click Here

to download the 2019 Defence IntelligenceĀ application form. This application form must be submitted with the following certified documents:

  • Copy of ID
  • Copy of Gr 12 Certificate
  • A Short CV
  • Highest achieved qualification (e.g. Degree or National Diploma at SAQA registered institutions)

Admission enquiries can be directed to: SANDF, Defence Intelligence, Recruitment Centre atĀ (012) 315 0714.

If you are interested in the MSDS at Defence Intelligence in cooperation with the SA Army, SA Air Force and the SA Navy, kindly complete the application form with the requested documents and post to: Department of Defence, Defence Intelligence, Private Bag X367, Pretoria, 0001

N.B. Should you not receive a response by 31 October 2018, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

If you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, you should forward your application form at the first convenient to avail the Military Training Careers 2019. Various Young Candidates are looking for the Military Jobs, so they should not waste their time here and there. The interested persons should apply online for the recently announced Military Vacancies.


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