Next tie 2016
South Africa will compete in Europe/Africa Zone Group I for the first time since 2006 after winning promotion from Europe/Africa Zone Group II in 2015.
Last tie 4-7 February 2015
South Africa defeated Finland 2-0 in the Europe/Africa Zone Group II promotion play-offs to book its place in Zone Group I for the first time in almost a decade. The South Africans were undefeated through three ties in the round-robin stages of the event in Tallinn, with Chanelle Scheppers going a perfect 4-0 in singles as well as teaming up with Chanel Simmonds to win a decisive doubles against Estonia.
South Africa played in the inaugural Fed Cup in 1963 and were crowned champions in 1972, defeating Great Britain 2-1 in the Final. The mid-70s was a glorious period for South African tennis, as the men's team also won the Davis Cup in 1974.