Warwickshire fast bowler Monde Zondeki has signed a one-year national contract with South Africa.
25-year-old Zondeki has pledged the next 12 months to his country by accepting one of 16 contracts handed out by Cricket South Africa.
The contract was originally offered to Zondeki's Nashua Cape Cobras team-mate, Charl Langeveldt, but he turned down the offer to play County Cricket in England with Derbyshire.
Langeveldt was the bowler at the centre of controversy when he pulled out of the Proteas' Test squad in India after being picked ahead of Andre Nel - in whatmany thought was a deliberate move by CSA to help their transformation policy.
"We are sorry to lose a player of Charl's calibre who has given excellent service to South Africa over a long period of time," said CSA chief executive Gerald Majola.
"He is currently playing the best cricket of his career and we all have fond memories of his five-wicket haul on his Test match debut against England and his hat-trick against the West Indies in 2005 that not only won an ODI, but a series.
"It was one of the memorable moments in South African cricket history."
Majola added that Zondeki deserved his chance to stake a claim for a permanent place in the South African side.
"At the same time we are delighted that Monde has accepted the vacant contract," Majola added.
"He fully deserves it after an outstanding season for the Nashua Cape Cobras that earned him a national call-up for the Proteas' recent Test tour of India."
Zondeki joins Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Johan Botha, Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Herschelle Gibbs, Paul Harris, Jacques Kallis, Morne Morkel, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Ashwell Prince and Dale Steyn as the contracted players.