Monde Zondeki has been called up as Charl Langeveldt's replacement for South Africa's tour of India.
Langeveldt withdrew from the squad on Tuesday and is considering his international future due to his unhappiness with Cricket South Africa's 'transformation policy'.
He was controversially picked ahead of fellow fast bowler Andre Nel - a Test regular over the past three years - in order that the Proteas 14-man squad contained six non-white players.
South Africa's selectors have again overlooked Nel and opted to select Zondeki, who made the last of his five Test appearances against West Indies in 2005.
The 25-year-old is the leading wicket-taker in South African first-class cricket this season with 62 wickets at an average of 19.16.
"Monde has shown outstanding form this season to establish himself as the leading bowler in the domestic game," selection convener Joubert Strydom told Cricket South Africa's official website.
"His form for the South African A side has also been outstanding. He has made a good recovery from the injury that sidelined him for part of the MTN Domestic Championship campaign and is back to full match fitness."
South Africa are scheduled to play Tests in Chennai (Mar 26-30), Ahmedabad (Apr 3-7) and Kanpur (Apr 11-15) during their tour of India.