Heyneke Meyer has named three flyhalves and a trio of fullbacks in an expanded 30-man squad for two home Tests against Australia and New Zealand.
South Africans, like people in most other nations, have widely differing views on what the government should be doing and how well it is doing it.
They haven't been subjected to the pressure of unrealistic expectations, but Team SA are nevertheless in line for plenty of medals at the Paralympics.
Cricket South Africa's interim board's term is coming to an end and stakeholders are at odds over a new constitution, writes Ken Borland.
Jacques Kallis completed his second Test double century and AB de Villiers scored an unbeaten 160 to put South Africa in control against Sri Lanka.
South Africa were 389 for nine wickets at the close of the second day of the Test against Sri Lanka. Dale Steyn has now taken 250 Test wickets.
Graeme Smith scored a half-century but fell late on as South Africa made a confident reply after dismissing Sri Lanka for 180 on the opening day.
Australia chased 310 for victory on the final day of their Test against the Proteas and managed to nab a two-wicket win to level the series.
South Africa ended the second day of the second Test against Australia trailing by just 30 runs with all 10 second-innings wickets intact.
South Africa has ruined the party by being bowled out for 266 on the first day of the second Test against Australia.