In a statement on Monday, SA Rugby confirmed that Johann van Graan will leave the Springboks after a Test against France in Paris on November 18.
The 37-year-old joins Munster as head coach from November 19. He will succeed compatriot Johan "Rassie" Erasmus, who is returning home to oversee all the South African national teams, AFP mentions.
AFP adds that South Africa coach Allister Coetzee admitted that Van Graan’s departure is a “big loss for the Springboks” and a “and a massive gain for Munster”.
"He has been an outstanding assistant coach for us and his knowledge of the game is second to none.
"Johann is an unbelievable hard worker and technically very astute," Coetzee concluded.
The Springboks will kick off a four-Test European tour this Saturday against Ireland in Dublin. They will thereafter meet Italy in Padova and Wales in Cardiff after facing France.