Former minister Sydney Mufamadi and former National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete have been appointed as special envoys to Zimbabwe.
President Cyril Ramaphosa wants them to meet officials there to assess how South Africa can help the embattled country.
Zimbabwe is making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
South Africa’s neighbour is being accused of violating human rights and harassing activists, including journalists who have exposed corruption.
Prominent journalists, activists and opposition members have been arrested, and protests quashed. enca