The models affected were manufactured between June 1999 and June 2002.
The move follows incidents of smoke and fire in the ignition discharge module of 9-3 and 9-5 models.
A total of 880 vehicles sold in South Africa are affected by this recall and the process of contacting owners of these vehicles is already underway.
Where required, the ignition discharge module (IDM) will be replaced without cost to the owner.
Saab points out that there are only four known vehicle failures due to this condition worldwide with no injuries reported.
GMSA says it regrets the inconvenience to customers and will carry out the inspection to uphold the high standards of vehicle integrity and customer care associated with the Saab brand.