Monty Panesar has completed a deal to represent Highveld Lions in South Africa's SuperSport Series this winter.
The Northamptonshire off-spinner is available after falling out of favour with England, failing to win a central contract last month after being dropped following the first Ashes Test.
Panesar had a disappointing domestic season, taking only 18 wickets in the LV County Championship at an average of 59.44, but is hoping to resurrect his career with the Pretoria-based franchise.
"I am delighted to be joining the Lions as the overseas professional for the South African domestic season this English winter," said Panesar.
"To play first-class cricket for such a prestigious team is a privileged opportunity, and one which I am relishing.
"Having practised with (head coach) Dave Nosworthy and the Lions players last January for 10 days prior to going to West Indies with England, I know what superb facilities and friendly people await me in Johannesburg.
"(Chief executive) Alan Kourie was very helpful to me on my last trip, and I look forward to picking his and other people's brains further as I seek to develop my bowling and all-round game in the challenging environment of South African cricket.
"Additionally, I welcome the opportunity to work with young cricketers and their coaches in South Africa to help the next generation of people achieve their dreams in whatever way I can."
Ironically, England will be touring South Africa this winter and Panesar could be on hand for a recall should anything untoward happen to Graeme Swann and Adil Rashid, who are likely to be included in the tour party.