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South African Army – Military Training Programme 2023 / 2024

Location: South Africa

Closing Date: 28 February 2023

South African Army: Military Training Programme 2023 / 2024

The South African Air Force, through its Military Skils Development System (MSDS), is offering young South African citizens an opportunity to serve in uniform 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, depending on the duration of the functional orientation, they will be deployed where needed and given the opportunity to apply their knowledge and develop their skills.

General Requirements:

  • RSA Citizen (No dual citizenship),
  • Candidates between 18 – 22 years of age (Can apply with Grade12).
  • Candidates between 18 – 26 (Require 3 years Tertiary Qualification) 
  • Successfully completed Grade 12 (Level 4 Mathematics and Science will be advantageous) 
  • Admission Point Score (APS) of 17 and above, excluding Life Orientation (LO).
  • Have no criminal record or pending cases.
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for the appointment.
  • No Visible tattoos (Legs, Lower Arm, Neck and Face).
  • Physical Fitness Test will be conducted during selections.

Further Requirements:

  • Minimum Height Females 148cm and Males 155cm
  • Minimum Weight Females 48kg, Males 52kg

Please note: Applicants will be subjected to drug testing, fitness, Psychometric and medical evaluation, verification of Criminal record, prescreening and verification of Qualifications.

NB. Candidates applying for Music must have successfully completed Grade 12 (18 – 22 years) and a tertiary qualification (18 – 28 years) and atleast Grade 6 practical music qualification. Furthermore they must be able to play and approved musical instrument and be able to read music fluently.

How to Apply

Download SA Army Application Form

Hand deliver your application to the nearest SA Army recruitment centre


Via post at the SA Army postal address:

SA Army HQ, Chief Directorate Army Corporate Services

Directorate Army Human Resources, Recruitment Section

Private Bag X981



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