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Schools in three provinces benefit from Army input on military skills...

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Ahead of the 15 March closing date for Military Skills Development (MSD) applications for the 2025 intake, SA Army recruitment officers visited schools in...

2023/24 PMTC training wraps up

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With the current financial year-end (31 March) looming ever larger on the horizon, the South African military’s peace mission training centre (PMTC) wrapped up...

2024 MSD intake reports for two years duty

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2024, specifically January, saw the first biennial military skills development (MSD) intake into the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) – with annual intakes sacrificed...

MSD recruits shown the ropes ahead of reporting for duty

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Recruitment for next year’s SA National Defence Force (SANDF) military skills development intake closed six months ago with follow-up evaluation and interviews to ensure...

Infantry HR interviews successful MSD applicants

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Scaling back recruitment for the military skills development (MSD) programme in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) to an intake once every two years...

SANDF’s 2024 MSD applications open until February

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Due to budget cuts, the Military Skills Development (MSD) intake into the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is only taking place every two...

Military skills development passing out parade at 3 SAI

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A passing out parade at 3 SA Infantry (SAI) Battalion saw 442 recruits enter the ranks of the Army, joining the 901 military skills...

SAAF MSD passing out parade

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The SA Air Force (SAAF) is for the next 18 months better off personnel-wise thanks to 200 plus additional members officially joining its ranks...

No SANDF recruitment currently underway

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has denounced a false recruitment advert circulating on social media and cautioned the public that there is...

Military Ombud to the rescue for MSD volunteers

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What can only be termed a complete disregard for set down conditions of service for volunteers who make it through the selection process for...

MSD now on hold until 2024

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Don’t bother applying for next year’s military skills development (MSD) intake - it’s not going to happen. That’s the gist of a message from the...

No MSD intake for 2021

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The ongoing havoc caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the associated national state of disaster has reached as far as the SA National Defence...

Cuban automated shooting training for MSD volunteers

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Cuban involvement in the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) is increasing with officers from the Caribbean island’s military imparting their musketry skills to Infantry...

COVID-19 set to delay 2021 MSD intake

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Another casualty of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa is the recruitment and selection processes of the national defence force. The South African National Defence...

Less than 1.5% of MSD volunteers accepted for training

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Yet another snapshot of the sorry South African unemployment situation - and the continuously declining defence budget - can be gleaned from figures tabled...

MSD “graduation” at Infantry School

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Last week was “graduation” for 889 military skills development (MSD) volunteers on successful completion of basic military training (BMT) at the SA Army Infantry...

Applications for 2021 MSD intake open

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The first phase of the 2021 intake of Military Skills Development (MSD) volunteers started at the weekend with application forms carried in an Afrikaans...

MSD volunteers add just over a thousand to SANDF personnel numbers

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Another indication of just how difficult it is to find employment in South Africa comes from the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) which this...

National defence force HR colonel cashiered and will serve jail time...

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SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke’s oft-stated commitment to rooting out corruption and fraud in the military was given a shot...

Navy reveals MSD numbers for 2019

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This year's intake of military skills development (MSD) personnel commenced last week with only one service - the SA Navy - to date indicating...

Navy Chief reminds new sailors to be disciplined

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The South African Navy has graduated its latest batch of 146 Military Skills Development System sailors after 22 weeks of Basic Military...

Mapisa-Nqakula presides over passing out parade of MSD recruits

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, presided over a passing out parade of Military Skills Development (MSD) recruits at the...

Novel Navy method to introduce young people to the maritime service

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Each year the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) advertises it military skills development (MSD) programme and each year the force's human resources...

Stay of execution on SANDF warrants of arrest

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Warrants of arrest for the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief, the Chief of the SA Air Force (SAAF) and the Defence...

SAS Saldanha MSD passing out parade

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What the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) terms "part of rejuvenating its capabilities" is on display at SAS Saldanha today where 491...