World Rugby has confirmed that South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus' disciplinary hearing will take place at the end of October.
The 48-year-old was charged by the governing body after he released a 62-minute video following the first Test against the British and Irish Lions criticising the match officials especially Australian referee Nic Berry while listing out 26 decisions that went against the Springboks as they succumbed to a 17-22 defeat.
He also accused Berry of disrespecting South Africa captain Siya Kolisi as compared to Lions skipper Alun Wyn Jones.
Meanwhile, the South African board will also be facing hearing which will take place on the final weekend of October.
“Following the provision of detailed written submissions and evidence from Mr Erasmus, SA Rugby and World Rugby, a request was received from SA Rugby and Mr Erasmus for an oral hearing, which has been granted,” a statement read.
“The hearing date, set in consultation with the parties, is the earliest possible date taking into account previous commitments of all parties, participants and the multiple time zones involved.
“The independent disciplinary committee will publish a full written decision following the completion of the entire proceedings.”