SA Army Military Skills Development Programme

South African Army (SA Army) is offering the Military Skills Development Programme 2016 in South Africa. The Military Skills Development System (MSDS) has announced the Latest Military Training Programme 2016-2017 for those candidates who are willing to server in the Military Uniform. The SA Army Jobs and Careers mostly remain available / vacant for the hard working and patriot candidates. It is also worth mentioning here that you may also avail the SA Army Careers and Job Opportunities after having the experience certificate. If you are looking for Military Jobs, you have come to the right place.

It is also pertinent to mention here that after completing the Military Skills Development Programme 2016-2017, you may get more better Jobs in South Africa. It is also worth mentioning that you may get Jobs at SA Army after getting the training certificate from the SA Army. Training Programme 2016 will boost your experience level that will be helpful for you in near future. The SA Army Training Programme 2016-2017 should be joined by the interested candidates after having a look on the details and descriptions of the Training Jobs.

SA Army’s Military Skills Development System 2016-17 in South Africa: Army Training Jobs

The SA 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 Defense Force’s deployment capability.

Requirements for SA Army Training Programme 2016-17

  • No dual citizenship. Be a SA Citizen ONLY
  • MSDS Applicants must be between the ages of 18-22 years
  • MSDS Graduates up to the age of 25 years
  • Successfully completed Grade 12
  • Not be area bound
  • Have no record of criminal offence
  • Preferably Single
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointment in the SANDF
  • Be prepared to serve in uniform, undergo Basic Military and Functional Training
  • NB: During the selection, the applicant will be subject to Psychometric Test; -Medical Evaluation; Vetting on criminal record and Verification of qualifications.

Training Programme 2016-17 at South African Army

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, Corps training and deployment.

MSDS applicants must be between the ages of 18 to 22 to be considered. Applicants who are in possession of a post Grade 12 qualification (Degree, Diploma or N6) must be between the ages of 18 to 25 may also be considered.

Successful applicants will be required to serve in uniform and undergo Military Training. 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. Certified copies of ID document, Grade 12 certificate or Post grade 12 qualifications and CV must accompany this application form to SA Army Recruiting, Private Bag X 981, Pretoria 0001.

How to Apply for Military Skills Development Programme 2016 at MSDS South Africa

If you meet the minimum eligibility criteria as mentioned above, you can Click here to download the SA Army’s MSDS application form for 2016/17

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

Closing Date: 29 February 2016

If you are interested in the Military Skills Development System in the SA Army, please complete the form with the requested documentation enclosed and post it to: SA Army HQ, Dir Army HR, SA Army Recruiting Centre, Private Bag x981, Pretoria, 0001. Should you not hear from the Department of Defence by 31 October 2016 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

The Department of Defence reserves the right to employment.

If you are willing to get SA Army Jobs or Military Jobs in South Africa, you should not miss the chance. You should forward your Military Skills Development Programme Application Form at the first convenient. The 2 Years Training Programme will jump start your career and give you more better jobs and career opportunities after the successful completion of your training.

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  1. could you please send me PDF applocation form..because this form you have included here is not a PDf Form is just a picture ,,i also need a fax number


  3. Hi! I am filling out an application form and there is a field at the top that says: MSDS Application Coupon: SA Army (Ref. No ). what is this vocancy’s reference number?

    Please help ASAP

  4. Hi! I am filling out an application form and there is a field at the top that says: MSDS Application Coupon: SA Army (Ref. No ). what is this post’s reference number?

    Please help ASAP

  5. I will like to work for SA army my contact number is 0760566073/0846335453

  6. Hey there I really want to get in to the sa army but I am 25 years old.

  7. i want apply for military air force

  8. Dumisani makhubela

    I would appreciate it if you accept my application,my number is 078 731 7470

  9. I would like to work for SA ARMY

  10. To be one of S.A army is what i need .i really would like to be one of them ,because is my dream to be a soldier .

  11. Timothy Mofubelu Khauhelo

    I do not question the order of the force. but my query is for young applicants like me, who will be finishing grade 12 at the age of 17. the army, is all I have ever dreamt of since childhood. with all due respect, I can not spend a year roaming home because I was too young when I finished school. please get back to me as to inform me if I have anything I can do, to join at 17. even shadowing a senior officer will be good for me. thank you .

  12. Jacob kagiso maphanga

    I hav been applying since I was 17-18 since now.even dis year of 2015 and it also my last chance.I hope for the best.coz I wanna serve my country.just want my application to been considered dis tym.plzzz

  13. i like to work at SA Army but i have applyed i wish they can call me soon as they start to call others

  14. Hey guys this application is fake. The original South African Army Forms have not yet been released. This is just the 2014 Form which someone has tampered with. The Army will not accepted this. The original application is always in the newspaper or on their site as given in a PDF.

  15. I did apply to S.A army and i had all the requirements hope that my application will be successful

  16. Hi!!! I’m filling this SA army form but on top I see a space saying they want an (Ref no ) what is it guys I need it ASAP.

  17. Sanelisiwe Shabalala

    Dear Mr/Madam

    Can you please help me with the MSDS Application Coupon: SA Army (Ref No. )?

  18. I had applied for SANDF many times but they never even called me to come for selection actually whats happening in that department hey?

  19. I would like to be the SA ARMY am waiting for feed back

  20. nifty maswanganyï

    I have been appy my wish is to be my application form must be considered an successful

  21. hey gys i have been apply for many years even till these year of 2015 i did nt get a call it my last chance in this yr.i turn to 23 years this year of 2015 i wish to know when did i get the feed back i wish god can help me im khumbulani zulu from durban

  22. i also applied this year even last year i had applied but no respond i hope im gonna be selected this tym.

  23. Bogatsu Levy Gopolang

    I am a student doing grade 12 aged 19 and I want to work for SA army next year.My numbers are 0832412157 please help me…

  24. Salutation!!! my name is phindile Maluleke,my dream is to become a soldier.but I don’t have metriculated,I’m only having grade 11. If I’m lucky follow me .

  25. I want to join sndf what can i do to apply?

  26. I really love to join sa arm guys



  29. Greeting, plz has any one received a call from them (Army)? I jst wish to know when are they gonna start to call successful applicants, thank you

  30. I would like to know,when can we expect calls from De fence force office for successful applicants?

  31. Francouis Viljoen

    Good day

    Can someone please contact me to assist me with a application.

    And when the closing date is and I would also like to know is it possible for me to apply now as iam still in matric

    Kindest Regards


  32. My dream is to work at sand f I have a basic information communication technology and upholstery please reply

  33. My dream is to work as a solder at sand f I have a basic IT and UPS

  34. Ellex Diratsagae

    Since I apply for army learnership at the age of 18 now i am 22 years old,and nothing happened.I do like to work as SA army, is something that i grow with.I’m waiting to hear from you

  35. Eugene bongani MOKOENA

    I’m 21 year old and I have matric and my sudject are planting and strucre steel drawind ‘ mechano technology’ maths ; science; english; and afrikaans (my cell no:0785658269

  36. Eugene bongani MOKOENA

    I did apply to S.A army and i had all the
    requirements hope that my application will be

  37. I have applied this year but by the time i was applying i was rewriting my grade 12 after a month i received my results and i hav passed my grade 12 that is after applying with the statement that says i don ot qualify to get

  38. Hy

    How can I apply for S.A army?

  39. Hy
    How can I apply for SA army, as I’m doing my matric this year?

  40. I love to work for army and I’m turning 19 this year. I’m doing grade 12, my contact number is

  41. Gys i wnt to be a soldier m in grd 12 ds yr and i need all information pls my number is 0715813707

  42. Dear Sir/Miss/Mrs

    Am Persley my contact number are 073 530 1977

    am very interested in the defense force I would like to join you ASAP the only challenge am facing is lack of information can you please help

    yours sincerely
    LP Lepulana

  43. Oratile Jeffrey Magodielo

    Dear sir/miss

    I’m very interested in the defence force and I would like to be member of SA Army.

    I’m a Grade 11 leaner at Rakoko Senior Secondary.I’m 18 years old and I would like to to be a Soldier after I finish my metric next year.

    Please contact me on this number: 0711234218

    Yours faithful
    Oratile Jeffrey

  44. I’m a 20 year old girl longing to be in the SA army

  45. Hi, I also applied for SA army this year, so now I’m waiting for respond, hope I will be selected, cz my willing is to become a SA soldier.

  46. I’m noxolo my dream is to be came a soldier one day

  47. my number is 0728157339 I really really like to work as SA Arm

  48. am a female 20 years old i startes applying in 2013 while i was still in matric..i want 2 join tje army please contact me on 0711952830 please

  49. am a female 20 years old i started applying in 2013 while i was still in matric..i want 2 join the army please contact me on 0711952830 please

  50. We have been waiting for so long to be approved for being SA army i guess its not our luck,i just wishing to fulfil my dream.

  51. my name is collen, I have applied for the learnership at the of this year and I was called for an interview and assessment, I wrote a test and passed,I passed my interview, I passed all the medical test and submitted all my documents .they told us to wait for calls since may this year and even now I’m still waiting,the question is when can I expect a call from the sandf.
    Kind regards

  52. Hi
    I would like to apply for SA Army in 2016. What do I need to do? I am 19 years old and matriculated in 2014. My goal is to save the nation and I believe SANDF can fulfill my dream. I need assistance so I can act swiftly.

  53. My resolution this year is to see my self inside SANDF uniform,here’s my contact detail, 0606798069,my email address,

  54. Rachael thato Tjale

    I am thato tjale i realy love this career of army and I’m 19 years old this year plzz my contact number is 0822636129

  55. I would like to work for SA ARMY my contacts are 0768357927

  56. Good day,

    I just completed my matric in 2015. i am very interested in joining the Army. i have been calling the landline provided to no avail. please get back to on or 082 630 5206.

    Your response on the subject will be highly appreciated.

    Kind regards,

  57. my name is lucky, i Wil be happy if they select me because I my wish to see my self being S.A ARMY or navy cause I need to save the nation , i I’m 20 year old but this year i turn 21 in 10 november an i finish my matric with diploma last year 2015

  58. Hi.i have been trying to apply for Army since i was in grade 11 but i never received any response.Now am turning 25 in much.I still want to serve my nation.i want to protect my a hard worker.please give that chance.Here is my number.

  59. hi i’m 22years old i want to become S.A soldier. i’v done my matric in 2014 my number 0739723272

  60. if the forms are on lat me know on my email

  61. email me the application form please


  63. i am interested i have matric and civil engeenering road repairs ascin qualification

  64. Hi I’m mlungisi from Ladysmith I would like to know when are the sandf application forms will be released? Please update me on my email and this is my phone number 0731702175 / 0618447977

  65. Email me the application form please

  66. i wish to work at army…is my dream

  67. my dream is army

  68. Iam interested to join military, im 18 years please send me form to apply at or call 0694411709.

  69. please send me a PDF file of the application form as the one included is simply a picture. Many Thanks


  71. I’m ennett saleng from bloemhof i would like to know when are the sandf application forms will be released? please update me on my email or call me on 0737651576 \ 0793388035

  72. i am 20 years old this year i would really like to apply please contact me on 0739278116

  73. I’m interested I’ve got matrix and I’m a citizen

  74. Hy I’m thembinkosi mazibuko I would lyk to be the s.a soldier here is my number.

    _i want to work SA Army

  76. I’m looking for are job from amry I’m 21yrs old I pass grade 12 my number is 0737225764

  77. can I get the form, because I really want it before the due date. I have been trying to download it but I can not access it.

    Hope to hear from your response anytime soon.

  78. Im at college nd Im studying Finace I have my N6 with me Im asking for an internship

  79. Am Hlomisa ngcobo ,I would love to work for the military .Am physically fit.0636149254

  80. Hi my name is innocent khoza and I would like to know when will the SANDF application form will be available and where can 1 get em

  81. Hi im jacob and im also interested in army may i get the forms via email @ mapeka

  82. Kindly email me the application form.

  83. Paul Philani Zondi

    I’m Paul Philani Zondi, 20 years old I matriculated in 2013, joining the ARMY would be a dream come true since I was a Child I always wanted to be in the ARMY and I wish my application will be successful.

  84. Paul Philani Zondi

    I’m Paul Philani Zondi, 20 years old I matriculated in 2013, joining the ARMY would be a dream come true since I was a Child I always wanted to be in the ARMY and I wish my application will be successful. My Email address is

  85. I would appreciate working in the SA Army 0743171488

  86. hi iam 22 years for now but turning 23 years at december do i qualify to apply

  87. hi am Nomvula am 22 years for now and am turning 23 years at 7 december do i qualify to apply for army learnership that requires age 18-22 ?

  88. I’m segofatso and I’m also willing to work in the army, could you please send me the application form so that I can try to apply hope to be considered thanks

  89. i hav jst submitted my form on monday . Am 19 years now i was doing matric last year and i got BACHELORS’ DEGREE . I would like to be in the army . When is the training for 2016 start . My number is 0609594302

  90. Hi, im Dylan Paulse, 22 years of age. Previously i have applied to the sadf and will do so again this year, the problem is i am turning 23 in May 2016. I would really appreciate it of you can consider my application seeing that i have applied previously when i still qualified for the position. Warmest regards

  91. Please email me application forms at

    I’ve tried downloading them but the ones I downloaded are for last year

    Thank you

  92. hi am thabiso a copy of application form will be considered or not?

  93. I’m looking for the application form but I can’t access I only get pictures can u pls help me i want to join the army
    kind regards
    Mr Lekhuleni
    contact no : 0793887301
    email :

  94. Hi
    I’m Thapelo
    I would like to join the army but I’ve been trying to download the application form unfortunately I couldn’t I just find images of it I would like if I can get the real form
    thank you
    Mr Lekhuleni

  95. hi cant seem to find the form, please someone email me the forms on


  97. My number is 081 844 9474 and I applied to serve my Nation as much as I can and I wish that my application becomes successful.

  98. can u please send me the form via email at

  99. am Busana am currently studying at MSC business college am doing my national certificate in HR I will would like to join SA army after my diploma

  100. Hi i’ve been dreaming to become a soldier since i was at primary school till now and i’m done with my matric so can u guys send application form to register online.i wish oneday wearing soldier clothes doing my job for any help:

  101. hi I’m tshepo, I would really love join the army to serve my country, i started applying military programme since 2010. still waiting for the respond. dying to join military

  102. tshepo dorlen

    hi my name is dorlen can anyone please Emil me the military application form at please I really need that form please

    contact 0761751256 plz


  104. Hi there my name is Thanyani, Just found out that the closing date is the 29th of February, I failed to get 2016 forms downloaded 2015 forms. Is the any chance that I could apply in the middle of the year or even next month if possible.

  105. am zakhele martin hlatshwayo and am 19 yrs old cn i join the south african army can you offer me dat opportunty plz here,and i hv already fil the forms and i hv snd it to sa army my contact 0733618732/0793096564 my email adrs

  106. i applied for SANDF military i wix god cn show his power by mkng my application forms to be successful as i die to be in this industry

  107. Hi
    My name is Makwena Senosha from Limpopo
    I would like to apply even though closing date has already been reached. I just saw the post today. Am 22 years old , I have Matrix and I really want to be a soldier with all my heart. call me on 0766489751.Army its my 1st priority please

  108. Mthabiseng Mashego

    I would like to work at the dod as a cleaner please forward me when post is advertised to
    My email I am 32 years

  109. i so wish to get selected, I’ve been since 2014 then last year they replied then I received a selection letter late aftr a 2wks a test being done .Tell guys that is very painful, by that I tried to call the recruitment office they simply said that I must reapply again.Yoh they dn’t get hw poor our post offices delivery.Guys I’ll pray fr you hope u’l do the same.

  110. I have applied but you guys your not reply am just spendind this whole year at home doing nothing but waiting for your respond bcz joing the army is what i wanted since i was young plz am only an 18 years old girl who finished her grade 12 last year

  111. i would like to work at SA Army with all My heart may My form be blessed nd be selected

  112. if my application is successful how will you respond through e-mail or letters or they will call us

  113. Whn you will start notifying applicants

  114. Whn you will start notifying applicants that their form are successful

  115. Motaung Amogelang

    Greetings . my name is MoTaung Amogelang . I am 19 years old this year and i am still doing grade 12 and with faith i will be one of the South African Amy next year . 0711859401 Call me when you realise the form

  116. i realy want be a SA Army my name is Lehlohonolo tel. 0719330542

  117. hi, my name is joyce they called me due to the network i did not hear them ……… phone jst turn off [swicth off] and my heart is painful now .i don’t know what can i do …….i hope maybe the will call me again ……but if the didnt i will have last time to apply next …….no one knows; only god knows want is going to happen # painful heart…#

    All people who applied i wish you luck!

    my email:

  118. Did SA army reply to you?

  119. i like a career that is challenging and rewardiny. that career is army.
    what time do you start nortifying applicants that their form are successful?

  120. I really love the military work,I just wish my application will be accepted

    • khulekani Eugene

      Hey I also applied this year I wish that my application will be successful,Have a good lucky with your application please tell me if you get accepted.

  121. Ntembeko msila

    Hi guys i’m msila it is my dream to become a SA soldier i hv matric bt i ddn’t got any feedback frm since last year… I applyed again this year hopeful my application will be successful gudluck 2 u guys n god bless my no.0780839781…watsapp tooo tnx

  122. I applied this year, is there anyone who has recieve a call from now on? i’m from Durban

  123. My name is THABO MOLEFE ….Am a grade 12 learner who real what’s to join the army next year (2017)…Being a Soldier was my dream ever since I was born , I like serving the community as well as my country..Can some body help me to get the application form so that I can persuade my dream

  124. Who have recieved the call upto now here?

  125. My Name Is Dikeledi I Am 20 Years Old This Year. I Would Really Like To Work For The South African National Defence Force

    Would You Please Inform Me Through An E-mail When The Aplication Forms Are Being Released For 2017 And 2018

  126. please email me if you need any assistant into the army

  127. Douglass Mahlobo

    this is my dream to became the 20 years willing to do what ever it takes to protect my country.I please you to contact me

  128. Douglass Mahlobo

    Douglas number 0722817316.,am 20 years old.inform me if you have information about how to apply or get the form

  129. Douglas Mahlobo.

    Douglas number 0722817316.,am 20 years old.inform me if you have information about how to apply or get the form 2016 and 2017.2018.

  130. hi guys…my query is when do they start calling successful applicants?

    • khulekani Eugene

      Hey I also wish to know but a friend of mine was called between October or November last and his at the military school now in Western Cape.please tell me if u get a reply from them.

  131. Hey I have applied for amry when um I getting the response

  132. Hey my name is Tshepo and i’ve been waiting for that call

    • khulekani Eugene

      hey I’m also waiting for their call please notify me if its happens that they call u,im wishing u a good luck

  133. Hi my name is Thato n I would kindly love to be accepted to be part of the country service protector n fulfill my duties as a protector as I’m currently studiyng @ Aron moeti to qualify for minimum requirements n continue wth my career field.
    My no. 0625367376 /0817723149

  134. Thank you for your time n for aqaintance

  135. Kagisho Vincent Sehemu

    Dear Sir/Madam

    I’m kagisho Vincent Sehemu, I am turning 20 years this year i’vd applied in SANDF early this year I would to hear from you about my application

    Contact Details

    Thank You!

  136. I would like to join military(infantry) I’m 19 years old my contact number 0792657815

  137. Hi i would love to join MSDS for 2017, i have a degree and all the requirements, i would like to know of i can still apply at this time of the year and if i can where would i get application form or is it ok to use the one that says closing date is on the 29th of february.. Please help me.

    • khulekani Eugene

      It late now that u can apply the best thing is to wait for next year’s applications to come out then try ur lucky and u must not be above 26 but u can try maybe they might take ur application since u have a higher qualification “Degree”

  138. Please guys notify us if it happen that you receive a call from SA Army we all want to know if they have started calling applicants.

  139. succesful applicants dont get back here thy leeave us like dat

  140. My name is Louisai from the W.C and someone please notify us if u have been called thank u. I saw on Facebook that they looking for more people application closes 26 September 2016 I think.

  141. Come on applicants plz let us know if u have been called etc, come on plz let us share. I’m from Durban

    • You mean for the interviews and selection? Yes they are sending sms they are currently busy with kzn applicants and only gauteng is left,they will contact them October….then they will done with all provinces

  142. I’ve applied for Army on Feb i ddnt gt a call or sms does it mean mi application is unsccsfl?

  143. Hi I’m determine mnisi I’ve also applied for sa army but up to so far I didn’t get a call from em so I don’t know if ma application is unsuccessful or no …….only God knows I’m leave it to him he will as he wish I believe in him.

  144. Hi,my name is toki marema am 20 years this year and I have applied for sa army I’ve passed my matric I wish I may be called when they respond me on 31 october and please notify me when the posts are available my no:0737037444 thank you.

  145. good day!

    I am Mushiana vhonani, I am currently doing final year of LLB degree. I would like to join the SA ARMY on the part of military law. I am 22 year but I will be having the LLB Degree. notify me on my email address

    yours faithfully
    Mushiana V.P

  146. Good day,I’m Lefa Morris and I did apply for the MSDS,and I did get the S.M.S to go to the selection.I went to the selection in Kimberley 3 SAI B.N and successfully passed the Phsycomatric test,and went through to the medicals.I know that I did well at the medicals too and I’ve been told I’m healthy enough,and I’m also sure I was a success at the Interviews!!BUT I’m having sleepless nights wondering when they are going to send me an S.M.S to confirm that I am through to the Training!! I’m so scared,my family is putting all of their hopes in me!! I’m in so much presure right now it’s killing me!!Please text me on 0719173548 if u are going through what I’m going through!!One more thing,I need to know where I can fax my new weight and hearing test results!I’ve been working hard to be at my best…

  147. I would like to join military and I love it

  148. i have applied to SA ARMY several times/ different years with a sincere hope that maybe i would be considered. but nop, i have never been called though i submitted everything required. i have matric certificate [ bachelors degree ], south african, no criminal record, now am reaching 23 years of age. i would had loved to have served in uniform but i was denied admission for 3 years.

  149. I am turning 23 years this year,I only have a matric certificate,I would really like to serve my country,can I atleast get a chance?

  150. Pelonomi Sebuaseng

    I would like to join the SA army, i filled the Z83 form the only problem is the reference number…how can i find the reference number

  151. My nam is thoko I am interested I’m 23 years old my contact 0635419260

  152. I’m also interested in South African Army please update me with any necessary information.

  153. A group of young graduates and grade 12 students we are really interested in the army from real rural areas pls help

  154. I Thero Makgopa I live at Limpopo Phalaborwa I’m looking for a job in SA army I have no parents I lost them when I was 7 years old I need a job to provide my self now I’m doing grade 11 please help me.If there’s any help my contact if 0725647098

  155. I Thero Makgopa I’m looking for a job in SA army I’m in grade 11 now I don’t have parents if there’s help my contact is 0725647098

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