The team has proved it has a core of great players, despite the loss of Smith and Kallis.
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.
Jacques Kallis says he knew it was time to call it a day, ending his 166-Test career in Kingsmead, Durban.
Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis has announced his retirement from Test and first-class cricket after Thursday's Test against India in Durban.
Virat Kohli says India was surprised by the Proteas' decision to draw the five-day Test, but their Test captain Graeme Smith has defended the choice.
Cricket's dismal administrators eclipse the SA captain's ability to make a double century and rouse his team in the second Test against Pakistan.
The Proteas have fought back on the third morning of the second test against Pakistan scoring 109 runs in for the loss of just two wickets.
When Pakistan were rolled over for 49 at the Wanderers many an eyebrow was raised – although not by those who watched the events unfold live.
There are no big names in this Pakistan Test side, but they have the skill to trouble South Africa, writes Neil Manthorp.
The Proteas have been fed on marathon metaphors. Can they now go the distance?
Proteas captain Graeme Smith says his squad is psychologically prepared for the three-Test series against England.
Zimbabwe scored a 175-run lead over Bangladesh with six second innings wickets remaining but were left to rue a collapse on the third day of the Test.
Zimbabwe's return to Test cricket has been overshadowed after Zim Cricket expressed "concern and regret" over comments by the team's former captain.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned fans' jeers to cheers after a bizarre runout of England batsman Ian Bell in the second Test.
James Anderson took five wickets as England thrashed India by 196 runs at Lord's to win the first Test in a four-match series.
Geoff Miller has warned India that Andrew Strauss's team is in perfect form to take advantage if the world's number one Test team isn't at their best.
India face their biggest threat to their ranking as the number one team in Test cricket when they meet South Africa in the first Test on Thursday.
Misbah-ul-Haq played a captain's knock of 58 not out to salvage Pakistan a draw in the second Test against South Africa.
India rode on some inspired spin bowling to thrash New Zealand by an innings and 198 runs in the third and final Test on Tuesday and claim the series.