Cape Town - Craig Joubert
will handle the first match of the 2014 Vodacom Super Rugby tournament between the Cheetahs and Lions in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 17:05.
Compatriot Jason Jaftha will be in charge of the only other match in Week 1 - between the Cell C Sharks and Bulls in Durban.
However, Jaftha is under an injury cloud at present, after he was forced to leave the field with a leg injury after only four minutes of the Lions v Sharks warm-up match in Johannesburg on Saturday.Week 1
Cheetahs v Lions at Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein - 17:05
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
Television match official: Johan Greeff (South Africa) with Oupa Wagner (South Africa) in training
Sharks v Bulls at Kings Park, Durban - 19:10
Referee: Jason Jaftha (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Stuart Berry (South Africa), Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Television match official: Deon van Blommestein (South Africa)