Next tie 2013
South Africa will compete in Europe/Africa Zone Group II for the second successive year following their promotion from Group III in 2011.
Last tie 18-21 April 2012
Having advanced through the round-robin stages at the Europe/Africa Zone Group II event in Cairo, South Africa missed out on promotion to Group I after losing to 3-0 to Turkey in the play-offs. Cagla Buyukakcay clinched the crucial point for Turkey after coming back from a set down to defeat Natalie Grandin.
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.
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