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.
Vernon Philander, an integral part of Proteas' bowling attack, will be ready to play the two-Test cricket series against New Zealand in Cape Town.
South Africa has dismissed Australia for 163 to take a first innings lead of 62 on the second day of the third and final test.
Olympic gold medallist Chad le Clos has been crowned sports star of the year at the South African Sports Awards.
South Africa's Hashim Amla and Vernon Philander have been shortlisted for the International Cricketer of the Year award.
Vernon Philander rocked England with a double strike late on the fourth day as South Africa cemented their grip on the third Test at Lord's on Sunday.
Even in the face of defeat, the Proteas are drawing strength from a winning philosophy of shaking off disappointment and avoiding the blame game.
Vernon Philander continued an astonishing start to his Test career with 6-81 to pass 50 wickets in his seventh Test, seeing New Zealand out for 275.
Proteas's paceman Vernon Philander got another shot at international cricket and he has shown that the selectors made the right move by choosing him.
Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander led the offensive on the first day of the Proteas' second Test against New Zealand, bowling them out for 185.
Recording the largest victory margin in South African first-class cricket, the Titans beat the Dolphins to almost lift the SuperSport Series trophy.
According to the International Cricket Council, Jacques Kallis has climbed back to second position in the world rankings for batsmen and all-rounders.
Forced to follow on, Sri Lanka were 138 for four at stumps on day three of the third and final Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
Coach Gary Kirsten is undaunted by Sri Lanka's mammoth lead on South Africa in the second Test, saying it's a chance to see "something special".
Marchant de Lange says he followed the advice of an injured Vernon Philander and kept it simple as he emulated the dream start to his Test career.
The Proteas' latest fast bowling sensation has sustained a knee injury during practice for the second Test against Sri Lanka.
Proteas medium fast bowler Vernon Philander rocketed up 12 places on the Reliance ICC Test Bowling rankings released on Monday.
South Africa went one-up in the three-Test series, beating Sri Lanka by an innings and 81 runs on day three of the opening Test at SuperSport Park.
Gary Kirsten says he is proud of his team despite their loss to Australia in the second Test because of the competitiveness of the levelled series.
Proteas' captain Graeme Smith has won the toss and chose to field in the first of two Tests against Australia at Newlands, Cape Town.