Curwin Bosch and Kwagga Smith are among the six players released from the Springbok squad to rejoin their Super Rugby franchises.
Rassie Erasmus will be allowed to select any overseas-based player for the Springboks this season.
Springbok scrumhalf Francois Hougaard has retired from international rugby with immediate effect.
Warren Whiteley will captain a 31-man Springbok squad that includes eight uncapped players for the three-Test series against France in June.
Racing 92 will “initiate several legal proceedings aimed at enforcing its rights and redressing the harm done to the club” by South Africa’s Johan Goosen.
What the English newspapers are saying ahead of the Test between England and South Africa at Twickenham on Saturday.
Springbok prop Julian Redelinghuys feared that he would be ‘paralysed from the waist down’ after fracturing his neck while in action for the Golden Lions.
Brendan Venter, who will facilitate this week’s SA Rugby coaching indaba, has acknowledged that the decline in Springbok rugby has been devastating to witness and that there is ‘no quick fix for the problem’.