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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Military Skills Development 2025 Intake ( Application form )

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South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Military Skills Development 2025 Intake. The South African National Defence Force (SANDF), which is responsible for the defending and protection the South African citizens is hiring unemployed South African applicants who are willing to kickstart a career with the military Skills Development.

To join the army Reserves, you have to meet the following requirements: 

  1. Must be a South African citizen
  2. Must be medically, mentally and battle fit
  3. Must be between the ages of 18 and 26 years (the required age varies according to the category of training/service) when joining for the first time. This age restriction does not apply to applicants with professional or critical skill qualifications required.
  4. You must have the attributes and qualifications which are required for your training.
  5. You must be able to perform the service or duties attached to the post for which you apply.
  6. If you are employed, your employer must be willing to grant special leave for military activities within reasonable demands.
  7. You must have no criminal record.

A Reserve member may choose to serve in any of the following corps (given that they have the necessary requirements) and support functions:

  1. Air Defence Artillery
  2. Armour
  3. Artillery
  4. Engineer
  5. Infantry
  6. Intelligence
  7. Signal
  8. Support functions:
  9. Personnel
  10. Logistics
  11. Finance
  12. Training




The South African National Defence Force’s Military Skills Development programme allows young South Africans to serve their country while receiving useful training and certificates. Individuals who participate in the MSD programme can learn valuable skills, advance their careers, and contribute to South Africa’s defence and protection. If you match the eligibility requirements, consider applying for the MSD programme and embarking on a rewarding career with the SANDF.

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