Joining the South African Army requires meeting specific eligibility criteria and following a defined application process. Here’s an overview of the forms and requirements involved:


  • Citizenship: Must be a South African citizen by birth or naturalization.
  • Age: Between 18 and 24 years old (for general enlistment). Age limits may vary for specific fields.
  • Education: Must have completed Grade 12 (matriculation).
  • Fitness: Must pass a physical fitness test and medical examination.
  • Criminal Record: Must have no criminal record or pending cases.
  • Tattoos: No visible tattoos on legs, lower arms, neck, and face.

Application Process:

  1. Obtain the application form: You can download the application form from the Department of Defence website or collect it from any military recruiting office.
  2. Complete the form: Carefully fill out the application form with accurate and complete information.
  3. Attach required documents: Include certified copies of your ID document, Grade 12 certificate (or higher qualifications), and CV.
  4. Submit your application: Submit your completed application form and documents to the SA Army Recruitment office.

Selection Process:

Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to the following assessments:

  • Psychometric evaluation: To assess your aptitude and suitability for military service.
  • Medical evaluation: To ensure you meet the physical and mental health requirements.
  • Vetting and verification of qualifications: To confirm the authenticity of your documents and background.

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