Edinburgh have brought in back-row Cornell du Preez from the Southern Kings.
The move sees Du Preez reunited with ex-Kings coach Alan Solomons who joined the Scottish side in July. Du Preez can cover both blindside and No.8 and Solomons is delighted with the capture.
Solomons said: "This signing is fantastic news for the club. Cornell is the complete package. He's very strong physically, is an exceptionally good carrier, has very good skills and is a powerful and confrontational defender. He's a fantastic player and we're delighted that he's coming here."
Du Preez added: "I'm really excited about joining up with the squad at Edinburgh Rugby. The decision to move was an easy one to make, especially when you look at the quality competitions that the club plays in week in, week out, taking on some of the best players in the world, all over Europe.
"I have a very good relationship with [head coach] Alan Solomons and [defence coach] Omar Mouneimne, who've had a huge influence on my career and in my joining the club. They believe in me, and I believe in their systems and what they want to achieve."