This can be found published as an application form in various newspapers as well as on Careers Portal website.

The South African National Defence Force Reserves is a voluntary and part-time directorate of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).

The reserves provide guidance, assistance and expertise to our armed forces, and they’ll respond to crises that arise.

Joining the reserves gives you the opportunity to serve your country, and a chance to provide humanitarian assistance to those in need in time of natural or other disasters.

Your expertise can help improve our country’s defensive needs, and being a reserve gives you the opportunity to travel abroad.

You’ll also have the opportunity to grow professionally and learn new skills.

A Reserve member may choose to serve in any of the following corps (given that they have the necessary requirements) and support functions:

Air Defence Artillery
Support functions:
A serving member of the reserves receives all the benefits that are applicable to Regular Force members.

These include:

A salary,
medical aid, and
access to SANDF facilities.
When will the applications be open this year? Click the READ MORE link to find out.

How to join the Reserve Force
There are two ways you can join the South Africa Reserve Force Division, either through the Military Skills Development System (MSDS) or through direct recruitment.

The MSDS is a Department of Defence programme that serves as the entry-level platform for young South Africans who want to follow a career in the South African National Defence Force.

In 2020 the MSDS will open for applications on the 20th January 2020.

If you’re selected to join the South African National Defence Force through the MSDS, you’ll undergo an initial period of 2 years voluntary service.

After your initial 2 years of service you’ll be offered a 5 year contract to join the reserves which can be renewed until the age of 65.

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