Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers helped the Proteas to 71 for four, at stumps on day four of the third Test against Australia.
Graeme Smith's departure from international cricket will push the Proteas into a new period - lacking experience and, potentially, a leader.
Proteas Test captain Graeme Smith has announced an end to his international career, which will take affect after the current series against Australia.
South Africa has been bowled out for 287 in their first innings against Australia on day three of the third Test.
A David Warner knock of 135 steered Australia to 331 for three at the close of play on day one of the third Test at Newlands in Cape Town.
After claims that the Proteas tampered with the ball in the second Test, Australia's David Warner has gone to lunch with an unbeatn half-century.
With cameras all over and cricket umpires watching for ball-tampering, bowlers really have to sweat the small stuff.
The Proteas' manager says David Warner's accusations that SA tampered with the ball in their last Test win are "disappointing and discouraging".
When Australia's Mitchell Johnson is flustered, he bowls "a pile of junk". It's too bad that bowling out SA calms him down, writes Neil Manthorp.
Following Australia's win over the Proteas at the weekend, Graeme Smith has downplayed SA's under-performance, saying the wicket aided Aussie's win.
The three-Test series between Australia and the Proteas - by a distance, the two best teams in the world - will be decided by their pace attacks.
The SA women's cricket team beat Ireland by eight wickets in the Qatar International Championship tri-series.
In an upcoming tour of SA, batsman David Warner says Australia aim to use the same intimidatory approach on the Proteas that unravelled England.
Jacques Kallis's absence will be keenly felt when the South African cricket team sets out to beat a swaggering Australia.
SA captain Graeme Smith says his team's victory over India was part of "a fitting tribute" to Jacques Kallis, who has announced his retirement.
Jacques Kallis says he knew it was time to call it a day, ending his 166-Test career in Kingsmead, Durban.
Jacques Kallis has bowed out of his final Test match for SA, playing a crucial part in the 10 wicket win over India.
Former Proteas captains Shaun Pollock and Kepler Wessels have hailed Jacques Kallis as one of South Africa's all-time great cricketers.
Now fit after an ankle injury, Morné Morkel has taken the only wicket on the first morning of the final Test between India and South Africa.
Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis has announced his retirement from Test and first-class cricket after Thursday's Test against India in Durban.