Joining the South African army is never automatic; you must prove yourself to be fit and capable of working with them. Once you complete and submit the form, if you are one of the selected candidates for the MSDS programme, there are some processes that you will go through.
For instance, in your first year of service, you will undergo medical evaluation in the week of commencement to qualify for the Basic Military and functional training.
Also, you will be subjected to other sets of training such as Corp specific training and combat-ready training exercises before the junior leaders are eventually selected.
Then, in the second year of the programme, as a junior leader, you will receive what is known as leader group corps training as well as that of Young Officers Formative training.
More so, at this period, officers who would be allowed to study at the Military Academy would be selected. Apart from that, focus would also be given to the utilisation and deployment of troops that have been produced from the Military Skills Development System (MSDS) programme.
To be able to work with the SA Army, the first thing that you need to do, now that you have known the requirements, is to download the SA Army application form or the SANDF application forms 2020 from the Department of Defence’s official website.
Kindly note that if you are also interested in the South African Navy application forms or you desire to apply for the SA Airforce, you can also download the form of each of them from their official websites. And once you have completed the form, note the following addresses also where you can submit the form to depending on which you are applying for:
- SA Army contact address The South African Department of Defense, Directorate Human Resource acquisition, Private Bag X2381, Pretoria, 0001.
2. SA Navy contact address The Department of Defence, SA Navy Headquarter (Recruitment Center) Private Bag X104, Pretoria, 0001.
3. SAAF contact address SA Air Force Headquarters (Directorate of Human Resource Services), Private Bag X199, Pretoria, 0001.