Chumani Booi has been appointed head coach of the EP Elephants for the upcoming Provincial Rugby Challenge and Currie Cup First Division tournaments.
The blue-card concussion system will come into effect in South Africa in the next few weeks.
Gary Teichmann will leave his post as Sharks CEO when his contract ends in September.
SA Rugby has confirmed that the Currie Cup has been moved to an earlier time slot in 2019, and will run from July to September.
Gert Smal is set to vacate his position as Western Province director of rugby three months before his contract ends.
Ex-Lions wing Anthony Volmink is one of 11 players who have joined Griquas for the 2019 season.
Former Stormers back Gio Aplon has questioned the process of involving ex-players in investigating the alleged WP Rugby power struggle.
SA Rugby has committed to creating more awareness of concussion following a workshop on the advancement of concussion management standards in Cape Town on Thursday.
American rugby coach PHIL TERRIGNO, who completed a coaching and management apprenticeship with Griquas last year, says Currie Cup teams would benefit from an internship programme.
The Cheetahs are reportedly looking to offload several fringe players before the start of next season’s Pro14 competition.