SANDF Application Forms for 2023/2024

SANDF Application Forms

If you want to be in the South African Military, this opportunity is for you. The South African Defence Force, SANDF Application Forms 2023/2024 are open online.


The SANDF officially issues online application forms to members of the public who wish to join the Defence Force through the Military Skills Development System. You can train and learn a lifelong skill and trade.

To get apply for the Defence Force, you proper guidance. This page shows you how to apply for SANDF online application 2023, also the application dates, application forms, requirements, qualifications, guidelines, portal, and updates for free.

The South African National Defence Force comprises the armed forces of South Africa. The commander of the SANDF is appointed by the President of South Africa from one of the armed services. They are in turn accountable to the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans of the Defence Department.

SANDF Application 2023

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is seeking eligible members of the public to apply to their Military Skills Development System (MSDS). There is only a short application period so if you are interested you must act soon.

SANDF Application Date 2023

2023 SANDF open and closing dates are being announced by the Defence authority. The SANDF application opens on January 2023 and the closing date is 28 February, 2023

SANDF 2023 Application Opening DateSANDF 2023 Application Closing Date
January 202328 February, 2023

There is only a short application period so if you are interested you must act soon.

SANDF Requirements

To be selected for the Military Skills Development System (MSDS), you need to possess all the required qualifications and meet all requirements before applying for National Defence 2023.

  • A South African Citizen (No dual citizenship)
  • Age between 18 and 22 at the time of joining (Completed Grade 12 or N3 with 6 subjects including two languages) or not more than 26 if in possession of a 3 year tertiary qualification (Degree, National Diploma or N6 with N4 and N5 prescript)
  • Preferably single
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointment in the SANDF
  • Currently in Grade 12 or completed Grade 12 or equivalent with subjects specific to a career selection
  • Not be area bound
  • Must not have a criminal record
  • Comply with medical fitness requirements for appointment in the SAND
  • Comply with all other prescribed requirements for appointment in the SANDF
  • Must be willing to relocate and participate in deployments both in South Africa and abroad if required to do so
  • Be recommended by a selection board.

How to Apply for SANDF Application Form

The SANDF recruitment process is free so make sure that you don’t pay anyone for the application forms or to submit your application for the MSDS.

Choose your preferred Defence Programme and download the application form in pdf.

SANDF Application Forms 2023 PDF

You can also apply in person.

For ease of reference, application forms are issued at the following regional offices with indicated addresses:

Regional Office Free State

  • Army Support Base Bloemfontein Recruitment Office, Pappa Brits Street, Tempe, Bloemfontein, 9300

Regional Office Western Cape

  • Castle of Good Hope Recruitment Office Block C, c/o Buiten and Strand Street, Cape Town, 8000

Regional Office Limpopo

  • Army Support Recruitment Office Building Building T143, Gate Way Road, Polokwane, 0699

Regional Office Kwa-Zulu Natal

  • Recruitment Office, Lords Ground Military Base, 186 Old Ford Road (K.E Masinga Road), Durban

Regional Office Eastern Cape

  • Army Support Base Recruitment Office Willow Drive, Forest Hill, Porta Elizabeth, 6013

Regional Office Northern Cape

  • Army Support Base Recruitment Office, Kimberley, General Khan van der Spuy Avenue, Diskobolos, Kimberley

Regional Office North West

  • Army Support Base Recruitment Office C/O Grobler Street (R53) and Eleazer Road, Potchefstroom, 2531

Regional Office Gauteng

  • Recruitment Office, C/O Visagie and Paul Kruger Street, Pretoria Central, 0001

Applicants residing in Mpumalanga will access forms at the following venues:

  • Army Support Base, 8 Spruit Street, Mbombela, 1201
  • 4 South African Infantry Battalion, C/O Dr Beyers Naude and Boncker Street, Middleburg, Mpumalanga, 1050

SANDF Application FAQ

Is SANDF Application Open for 2023?

Yes, the South African Defence Force Applications forms are open for 2023.

When is SANDF Application Closing Date 2023?

The SANDF application will close on 28 February 2023.

Can I Apply for SANDF Online Application?

Yes, the SANDF online application forms 2023 are available for download online. You can also apply in person.

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