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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...

SANDF opens 2025 MSDS applications

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has opened its Military Skills Development System (MSDS) applications for 2025, allowing young and deserving South Africans...

MSDs making it as military police

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Forty-four newly minted members of the military police (MP) are ready to set out on a journey that could become a calling. This was the...

Feature: Have you applied to join the SANDF? Here are a...

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As a tertiary student approaching the end of a postgraduate humanities degree at a liberal university, I sat across from my academic supervisor and...

MSDs at CTC for specific skills training

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A group of 60 military skills development (MSD) recruits done with basic military training (BMT) and associated mustering training reported at the SA Army...

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...

SAMHS MSD passing out parade

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The 150 SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) military skills development (MSD) enlistees who made it from basic military training (BMT) to a passing out...

CArmy pep talk for 2022 MSD intake

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The ranking officer in the landward force, Lieutenant General Lawrence Mbatha, listed seven reasons why the 2022 military skills development (MSD) intake for the...

SANDF outlines plans to reduce staff costs

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The Chief of Human Resources of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has told Parliament the SANDF is making progress in reducing the...

Guidelines for joining the SANDF through the Military Skills Development System

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has opened applications for its 2022 Military Skills Development System (MSDS), giving young South Africans the chance...

Documents: 2022 Military Skills Development application forms

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Military Skills Development (MSD) applications for 2022 are now open, with application forms to be completed by 30 July. The MSD system takes up to...

Lieutenant Colonel Tiisetso Sekgobela: a leader amongst men

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In 2004, a bachelor of commerce in banking graduate by the name of Tiisetso Sekgobela, from the village of Sedawa near Hoedspruit in Limpopo,...

Joining the Military Skills Development System (MSDS)

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If you want to follow a career in the military, the South African National Defence Force (SANF) offers young, fit and mentally strong citizens...

SANDF warns of another recruitment scam

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The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has warned the public of another recruitment scam, this time targeting new members for the...

Former soldiers feature in Transnet security drive

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Some 153 of 220 recruits who have graduated as security personnel from the Transnet School of Security are former Military Skills Development...

Navy graduates 240 Military Skills Development System learners

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The South African Navy has graduated its latest batch of 240 Military Skills Development System (MSDS) sailors after 22 weeks of Basic...

Cabinet cuts MSDS numbers

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Cabinet has decided to reduce the allocation of funds in the defence budget for the military skills development system (MSD) as a...

MSDS working: Sisulu

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The Military Skills Development Programme (MSDS) is injecting new young blood into the SANDF, and also addressing the national skills shortage and...

SANDF to deal with skills shortage

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The Department of Defence and Military Veterans is looking at innovative ways to deal with a critical skills shortage in some...

New Navy recruits start training swimmingly

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While some have joined the navy with the dream of becoming professional divers, others have set their sights on joining the military...

Last batch of 2010 recruits off for training

The last group of recruits for the 2010 Military Skills Development System (MSDS) left Johannesburg yesterday to commence with basic military training...

Sisulu welcomes recruits into fold

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The Minister of Defence and Military veterans, Lindiwe Sisulu says the military programme awaiting the 4463-strong 2010 intake of the South African...

SANDF readies for intake 2010

Some 4400 new recruits will be joining the constituent services of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) this week, a...