The two Springboks currently under suspension for alleged drugs offences will have their case heard later this month.
Bjorn Basson and Chiliboy Ralepelle were sent home from South Africa’s end-of-year tour of Europe having tested positive for a banned substance after the win over Ireland on November 6.
Hooker Ralepelle, who featured in the Boks’ series win over the Lions, and wing Basson were found to have traces of the prohibited stimulant methylhexaneamine in their systems and have been suspended ever since.
It has now been announced that a judicial committee appointed by the South African Rugby Union will investigate their case in Cape Town on January 25.
That investigating committee will be made up of Jannie Lubbe (chairman), Dr George van Dugteren and Rob Stelzner.
Both players hope to have the charges dropped ahead of the start of the Super 15 season next month but they remain in danger of a substantial ban that could yet rule them out of this summer's Tri Nations and the World Cup.