Application for SANDF is available ONCE A YEAR.
This can be found published as an application form in various newspapers as well as on Careers Portal website.
Application selection is therefore captured and a list of names are given between March – August (First Selection) and then September – November (Second Selection) called for interview and screening process
If you missed the post during this period you can also find them at the careers centres providing they still open for registration.
Through SANDF you can apply for;
Enquiries can be directed to: SA Navy Recruitment Centre at (012) 339 4352 or (012) 339 4004.
What is the Reserve Force?
Reserve Force service is military service rendered by citizens of the country on a voluntary basis.
The members of the Reserve either serve within the structure of an allocated unit or in accordance with a professional and skills requirement programme.
Conditions for appointment
- Availability of a vacant post.
- Medical fitness (applicants will have to undergo the prescribed SANDF military health examination).
- The successful completion of psychometric tests and appearance before a selection board (when necessary for certain appointments, eg, officer’s appointments. This is not applicable for ex-regular members).Selection ProcessApplications complying with the minimum requirements will be subjected to further screening.Candidates identified will then be invited to partake in a selection process.The selection process entails the following:
The aim is to assess the candidates aptitude and potential to develop in the position that was applied for.
The nature of these tests will depend on the position applied for.
Selection Board (formal interview):
A Selection Board will be conducted in order to assess the applicants interest in the position applied for, as well as his or her interest in the Defence Force in general.
The interview will also focus on self- confidence, leadership potential and communication skills.
A comprehensive medical evaluation will be conducted by appointed military medical practitioners in order to assess the applicants medical history and current medical status.
All applicants must be declared fit for military training before commencement.
Fingerprints of applicants will be sent to the Criminal Record Bureau for verification.
Records of convictions will be evaluated based on the severity thereof and how recently the offence(s) occurred.
Offer of Employment
Successful applicants will receive an offer of employment.
Candidates who are not successful will be informed by correspondence.
It is unfortunate that not all applicants who are recommended for training will receive an offer of employment due to the large amount of applications received.
The official website of the Directorate Human Resource Acquisition of the SANDF can be found at
SIMON’S TOWN: TEL (021) 787 3831
CAPE TOWN: TEL (021) 787 1144
BLOEMFONTEIN: TEL (051) 402 1128
DURBAN: TEL (031) 369 1203
KIMBERLEY: TEL (053) 830 3151
PORT ELIZABETH: TEL (041) 505 1121
POTCHEFSTROOM: TEL (018) 289 3322
MAKHADO (LOUIS TRICHARDT): TEL (015) 577 2017
Physical Address (Walk in Centre):
Bank of Lisbon Building
Walk in Centre
c/o Paul Kruger & Visagie Street