Former South Africa World Cup-winning coach Jake White has been appointed as director of rugby at Natal-based franchise the Sharks. White, 50, replaces Brendan Venter.
Sharks chief executive John Smit, who captained the Springboks skipper under White, said: "We formed a formidable relationship during my playing career and I am delighted to re-establish that partnership, which is in line with our vision to take the Sharks to the next level.
"Venter's commitment to me was to drastically change our players' environment which we think he has done with extreme success. He has no written contract with the Sharks which is a testament to his character and his positive motives in coaching us and we will do whatever we can to keep him involved with us for as long as possible, in any capacity."
White has been in Australia coaching the Brumbies for the last two years.