The sporting community paid tribute to Nelson Mandela after he passed away aged 95 on Thursday.
Former South Africa coach Jake White was confirmed as director of rugby at Durban-based Sharks.
South Africa are pleased with the progress they have made in the past 18 months but captain Jean de Villiers remains wary.
The double-edged sword of preparing for a World Cup defence and still win games has never been more evident for New Zealand.
Three tries in the first 16 minutes helped the Sharks secure a comfortable 58-13 home Super Rugby win over the bottom-placed Southern Kings on Saturday.
Saracens technical director Brendan Venter has agreed to join the Sharks.
John Smit has pulled out of a move to Toulon in order to take over as chief executive of the Durban-based Sharks franchise.
John Smit is to take over as the chief executive officer of South African Super Rugby franchise the Sharks.
Saracens secured a home semi-final spot in the Premiership play-offs with a bonus-point 47-17 win in a highly entertaining game with Worcester at Allianz Park.
The appointment of John Smit as chief executive of South African franchise The Sharks would be "outstanding".
Scotland captain Kelly Brown says he is not the type of skipper to issue a rousing team talk to his colleagues - but insists he will do his talking on the pitch
Ireland number eight Jamie Heaslip will take over from Brian O'Driscoll as captain for this year's Six Nations.
Saracens were rescued by the woodwork in a 17-16 win after Northampton's Stephen Myler hit the crossbar with the final kick of the game.
Warren Gatland insists the 2013 British and Irish Lions will be on red alert for an Australian dirty tricks campaign.
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