Andries Ferreira has signed a two-year contract with the Golden Lions Rugby Union.
The lock, who played 20 Vodacom Super Rugby matches for the Cheetahs from 2012 to 2014, recently returned from a stint in Italy with Pro12 side Zebre.
The GLRU also confirmed that lock JP du Preez and centre Harold Vorster, who made their Super Rugby debuts last weekend, have extended their contracts until the end of the 2016 season.
Both players have represented the Golden Lions at U19, U21 and Vodacom Cup levels, with Vorster also playing a part in last year's Currie Cup.
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