Hashim Amla, playing his first series since succeeding Graeme Smith as Test captain, has fought off Sri Lanka's spinners to seal a 1-0 series win.
Hashim Amla faced a stern test in his first series as captain after SA lost three key wickets against a Sri Lankan bowling attack in the second Test.
At the moment, the brand is lacking although "Figjam" Dean Elgar might just fit the bill.
Hashim Amla's appointment as permanent skipper signals changing times for the Proteas.
Opener Hashim Amla has smashed 109 off 130 balls to steer South Africa to a formidable 304-5 in the first one-day international against Sri Lanka.
Batsman Hashim Amla has been named South Africa's Test cricket captain, a tough choice between him, AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis.
Hashim Amla's appointment as SA's Test cricket captain is likely to be ratified next week in a surprise turnaround from his usual reluctance to lead.
Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers helped the Proteas to 71 for four, at stumps on day four of the third Test against Australia.
South Africa has been bowled out for 287 in their first innings against Australia on day three of the third Test.
The Proteas have taken a 2-0 series lead against India with a 134-run victory in the second one-day international in Durban.
Hashim Amla, Australia's Michael Clarke and England's James Anderson have been nominated for prizes at the International Cricket Council awards.
The Proteas could be without Hashim Amla for next week's second Test against Pakistan as he returned to SA for the birth of his second child.
Hashim Amla has hailed the Proteas, that played without Dale Steyn and Morné Morkel, for returning to its winning ways at the Champions Trophy.
Protea batsman Hashim Amla has joined the Cape Cobras with immediate effect, says the cricketer.
A world-record third-wicket partnership between Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers set the foundation for South Africa's 34-run victory over Pakistan.
South Africa moved ever closer to victory as Pakistan were teetering on 104 for four at tea on the third day of the first Test at the Wanderers.
Australia will have to produce the greatest run chase in Test history to beat South Africa in the third Test at the WACA Ground.
Veteran Jacques Kallis has moved back into the top spot in the Test rankings for all-rounders in the latest International Cricket Council ratings.