What is the URTP?
The University Reserve Training Programme (URTP) is a programme whereby undergraduates and postgraduates enroll as Reserve Force (Part-time) members of the SANDF and undergo military training. Recruitment for the URTP takes place on the campuses of various identified Tertiary Institutions. On completion of the URTP members are then appointed as junior leaders in the SANDF. They may be utilized in the military in terms of their professional qualification or not, depending on their preference.