The IRB and the global rugby family have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, who passed away in Johannesburg on Thursday, age 95.
South Africa's captain Jean de Villiers was among nine Boks named in a Barbarians squad to play Fiji on November 30.
Now that the dust has settled in the northern hemisphere, we thought it only right to sit down and select our Test Team of the Week.
Uncapped Bulls prop Frik Kirsten has been called up to join the Springboks squad in Paris as a replacement for Frans Malherbe.
Veteran Springbok lock Bakkies Botha insists he never gave up on playing for his country when he moved to Toulon two years ago.
The increasingly-impressive Springboks face Scotland on Sunday with a very different agenda to their last visit to Murrayfield.
Scotland boss Scott Johnson feels South Africa can be contained if his team dominate the breakdown in Sunday's clash at Murrayfield.
SARU confirmed that 10 Springboks received long-term contracts which will keep them in South Africa until the end of 2015.
Ireland moved up two places in the IRB World Rankings following their 40-9 win over Samoa, with the result seeing them sit in sixth spot....
Springbok lock Bakkies Botha is set to makes his return to Test action against Scotland in Edinburgh at Murrayfield on Sunday.
Springbok fly-half Morné Steyn could miss Sunday's international against Scotland at Murrayfield due to a back injury.
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer praised his team for not buckling under pressure and seizing their chances against Wales.
Wales skipper Sam Warburton admits he is frustrated after his side suffered a 24-15 loss to South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday.
South Africa kicked their November tour off with a solid 24-15 victory over Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday.
It's without doubt the clash of the weekend and probably the clash of the entire month as the Springboks visit the Six Nations champions....
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has revealed that he will not ask for the roof at the Millennium Stadium to be closed on Saturday.