The MSD programme is a two-year voluntary service system. Recruits are required to sign up for a period of two years, during which they will receive military training and further functional training in a specific field, eg Combat Operators, Support services, Submarine operators etc in their first year of service. During the second year of service, depending on the duration of their functional orientation, they will be deployed where needed and given the opportunity to apply their
knowledge and develop their skills.

  • South African citizen
  • No criminal Record
  • Preferably single
  • Not area bound
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for the appointment in the SANDF


  • Age between 18 and 22
  • Completed Grade 12 with Maths and Physical Science with at least Level 4 for both subjects


  • Completed Grade 12
  • Graduate applicants aged between 18 and 26 must have a completed Grade 12 with a Degree  / National Diploma or N6 with Trade Test Certificate in Mechanical, Marine, or Electrical Engineering
  • Must have completed grade 12 with a completed Degree / Advance Diploma or National Diploma in HR / Logistics / Organisation and Work Study / Sport Management

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