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The Department of Defence is proud to offer this opportunity to the South African youth with the main purposes of promoting and enhancing the concept of Nation building.

We are also serving National interest by encouraging our youth to develop a common South African Identity through exposure to military norms and customs.

The emphasis will mainly be on discipline development, empowerment and global competitiveness.

The SA Military Health Services is offering young South African citizens an excellent opportunity to serve in uniform over a 2 year period.

These training and development opportunities will be constituted by means of a voluntary Military Skills Development System (MSDS) period of two years in order to equip young South Africans with market related skills.

General Training

Potential Applicants may apply for the following two year training opportunities.

  • Animal Health General Training (Dog handlers and Veterinary Orderlies)
  • Chemical Biological Radiation Defence (CBRD)
  • Physical Training Instructors (PTSR)
  • Patient Administration

Study Opportunities


Please note: All applicants must comply with the following:

  • Applicants must comply with health assessment requirements for appointment in the SANDF.
  • Applicants must be accepted by a Military Selection Board and ascribe to the Military Code of Conduct.
  • Applicants must be younger than 23 years of age and Graduates up to the age of 25.
  • Applicants must be SA Citizens (compulsory).
  • Applicants must have no record of criminal offence or any pending case.
  • Applicants must be willing to undergo Basic Military Training for a period of 6 months, further Functional Training and serve in uniform within the RSA and abroad.
  • Applicants must be willing not to be area bounded.

This Application for must be submitted with the following certified documents:

  • Copy of ID
  • Copy of Grade 12 Certificate
  • A Short CV
  • Copy of highest achieved qualification (eg Degree or National diploma)

Closing: 29 February 2016

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