Military Skills Development Programme 2018 at SA Army

The South African Army Careers and Jobs are available for learners. The SA Army Skills Development Programme 2018 has been announced for hard working and skills candidates. The MSDS or MSDP 2018 will boost your experience level in short span of time, and you may become able to get SA Army Jobs or SA Army Vacancies in near future. The Military Skills Development System 2018 is available and you can get the Application Forms Online over the web.

If you are looking for Military Training Programme 2018 or Military Jobs, you have come to the right place. The SA Army is offering the Military Skills Development Programme 2018 in South Africa. The 2018 MSDS will jump start your career and give you better Jobs in near future. You may avail the Military Careers or Military Vacancies after completing the Military Skills Development 2018 i.e. a special Military Training Programme 2018. The Military Training Jobs are rarely available in SA, so you should not waste your time and forward your application form to the concerned department at first convenient. The interested candidates should have a look on the details of SA Army Vacancies before forwarding their job application form to the Army Recruitment Department.

Military Skills Development Programme for 2018: SA Army Training Programme

The South African Army, through its Military Skills Development System (MSDS), is offering young South African citizens an opportunity to serve in uniform over a two-year period. The Military Skills Development System is a two-year voluntary service system with the long term goal of enhancing the SA National Defence Force’s deployment capability.

Successful MSDS candidates will be appointed in a specific mustering and will be called up to a Training Unit, where members will complete their Basic Military Training, specific mustering and functional training in the first year and be utilized or deployed in the second year of the MSDS.


  • No dual citizenship be a South African citizen only.
  • Grade 12 Applicants must be between the ages of 18-22 years.
  • Graduates and/or other Tertiary Qualification up to the age of 25 years
  • Successfully completed Grade 12 (preferable with university entrance)
  • Leadership potential
  • Not be area bound
  • Have no criminal offence record or pending cases
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointment in the SANDF
  • Be prepared to serve in uniform, undergo Basic Military and Functional Training


The SA Army’s mandate focuses on the provisioning of combat ready forces and plays a leading role in landward operations. Training will be decentralized to operational units where members will be appointed to undergo Basic Military Training, mustering training and be deployed as per requirements of the South African Army. Incomplete forms will not be considered. Only applicants who have passed Grade 12 may apply and must not be older than the age as stipulated above on the date of reporting for training.

How to Apply for SA Army Military Skills Development Programme 2018: South African Army Careers & Jobs

Closing date is 29 February 2017. If you are interested in the Military Skills Development System in the SA Army, Click Here to download the 2018 SA Army application form. Please complete the form with the requested documentation and post it to: SA Army HQ, Chief Army Corporate Services, Directorate Army Human Resources, Private Bag X 981, Pretoria, 0001.

Required documentation: Certified copies of ID document, Grade 12 certificate or Post grade 12 qualifications and CV must accompany this application form to SA Army Recruitment, Private Bag X 981, Pretoria, 0001.

N.B. During the selections, the applicants will be subject to Psychometric evaluations; Medical Evaluation; Vetting and Verification of qualifications.

Should you not hear from Department of Defence by 31 October 2017 please consider your application unsuccessful.

If you comply with the minimum eligibility criteria as mentioned above, you should Apply Online for the Military Skills Development System 2018 (MSDS). The Military Jobs for 2018 have been announced, and you should get full advantage of the training programme.

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  1. Am looking for a space to be part of south African defence force

    • Rodney Mamidze

      1. How many young soldiers needed in S. A. Per year.?

      2. I am 20 years old now and next year in 2018 i will be 21 so is it possible for me to be taken in 2018 army training?.

      3. So if i apply now for 2018 how many chances do i have to be taken?

  2. i have been applying for the post since 2012 still now i dnt get a call and ihve N6 qualifications.

  3. I want army forms for 2018 still in matric

  4. I want army forms still in matric

  5. i did apply for the SA ARMY twice and didn’t receive any calls and i really want to be part of it i did do the basic drilling skills at a military ground for the NYC also.

  6. I’m in matric and I want to join the military army for 2018. How do I apply with out my final year marks?

  7. I WANT to join sa army ….I hv been applying to join but no call Esh

  8. Dear sir/madam

    My name is khumotso .I was matriculate in the year 2016 I pass my subject in all .I want to join SA army at the department of health and safety

  9. I am still in matric next I would like to join army next year

  10. I want to join sa army and now I’m need application form for 2018

  11. Sinesipho sidlova

    I wanto to join SA army for next year (2018) im doing matric this year

  12. I’m willing to join and serve as an SA Army, but still waiting for an approval to go and join the trainers.

  13. I’m 19 years old and willing to join the SA Army, but not yet approved successful. While aplied more than once.

  14. I’m 21 years old and I’m willing to join the SA Army

  15. Hi I’m shelta Mphago l am willing to joing SA ARMY for 2018.I have attended the national youth service programme presented by the department of defence at 3 SAI battalion Kimberly over period 10 February 2014 to 02 may 2014 my number 0728120142 & 0734092029

  16. Patunia mokgaetsi kekana i want to be South African army am already have matric certificate

  17. I have applied when I was in matric in 2010. But I have not been contacted even today.

  18. I really want to join the SA Army can you email me the Application form Arm

  19. I like the job

  20. Lamla Abigate Nkumbi

    Ever since I finished my matric 2015 I’ve never been contacted I’m willing to join the SA Army

  21. i am arie van wyk from delareyville in north west

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