SA Army Military Skills Development System
SA Army Infantry Corps
The infantry is the nucleus of any army and
as a result it is the largest fighting corps in
the SA Army. The infantry is expected to attack
the enemy under any conditions; this requires
courage, fitness and initiative. In order to
attack the enemy with confidence, weapon
training and field craft is the most important
part of training. an infantry members is usually
a foot soldier, although it is not uncommon to
fight from infantry combat vehicles. Infantry
soldiers can also be transported by helicopter,
aircraft, parachute and a multitude of other
methods. Versatility is an important
characteristic of the infantry.
- Operate under all circumstances.
- Easily transported by air and on sea.
- Soldiers and weapons are camouflaged and
- Can operate independently on a small
- Can deliver high volume of fire.
- Can retain occupied ground.
This is the traditional infantry soldiers who
are transported close to the objective by
armoured personnel carrier and than dismount and
fight trough the objective on foot.
Developing technology made it possible for
the Infantry to be deployed as a mechanised
mobile force, which could fight on foot when
These are Infanteers who are trained as
parachutists and transported by air and dropped
by parachute close to the objective or to
execute other specific tasks.
- Military professionalism
Land and Air
- Sniper training.
- Combat demolitions.
- Bush craft.
- Basic photography.
- Climbing techniques.
- Urban and rural combat.
- Advanced medical.
- Regimental signals.
- Team leaders.
- Drop zone safety.
- Advance parachuting.
|Grade 12 / NQF 4
||Entry level requirement for Military
Skills Development System Recruits
|Technical Trade Theory
||Basic knowledge would be