The Cape Times reported that De Villiers had officially been involved with UWC since the start of the month.
“It’s good to be working again and great to have a hands-on role in the sport I love. I have been impressed with the potential to grow rugby at UWC and think I can play a positive role there,” he said.
Speaking at a breakfast hosted by the newspaper on Monday, he said he would assist the university in a project to regain its status as a rugby stronghold.
De Villiers was replaced by Heyneke Meyer as national coach at the beginning of the year.
In his four-year term, he coached the Springboks to Tri-Nations champions and a series victory over the British and Irish Lions in 2009.
His stint ended on a low as the Springboks bowed out of last year’s World Cup in New Zealand against Australia in the quarter-final. – Sapa