Johann Sadie will join the NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes at the end of the Super Rugby season.
The midfielder, who was not selected for this year's Springbok training squad, will have Heinrich Brüssow and Riaan Viljoen as team-mates at the Japanese club.
SARugbymag.co.za understands that Sadie will still be available for the Cheetahs in next year's Super Rugby tournament.
Other players leaving the Cheetahs are fullback Hennie Daniller (Zebre), Riaan Smit (Oyonnax), Ligtoring Landman (Newport Gwent Dragons), Nick Schonert (Worcester Warriors), Kevin Luiters (EP Kings) and Andries Ferreira (Zebre).
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