The latest overpowering victory followed a 177-run win against Smith's shattered team in the first Perth Test, with South Africa emulating the intimidating West Indies teams of the 1980-1990s with three straight series wins in Australia.
That's the firm message from Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland following the national side's fall from grace over the past three months including a dismal innings-and-80-run loss to South Africa in Hobart on Tuesday.
Australia resumed at 121-2 on day four but Kyle Abbott (6-77) and Kagiso Rabada (4-34) tore through the batting order to wrap up the match before lunch on Tuesday.
Having lost five matches on the trot now, Smith hailed the African bowlers and conceded that his side needs to work on their weak areas before the third game."Credit to South Africa, the way they bowled was magnificent".
"We have been outplayed in the first two Tests, we have lost the last five Test matches. Our defences aren't standing up to it and the pressures that they're building so we've got to be a lot better", said Smith.
"It's a disappointing place to be in at the moment but we've still got a lot to play for in Adelaide".
"I need players that are willing to get in the contest and get in the battle, and have some pride in playing for Australia and pride in the baggy green [cap]", he said.
"I know some will say you've got to give them more than one Test (but) I know some very good one-Test players".
After Steve Smith's men again meekly surrendered to South Africa to go 2-0 down in the three-match series, Rogers called for sweeping changes ahead of the third Test in Adelaide.
The loss, Australia's fifth on the trot in Tests, came in a rush in the morning session as the team's batting had no answer to South Africa's determined play.
Lehmann insisted that apart from Warner, Smith and the opening bowlers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, the rest of the team had no guarantees. However, after being bowled out for 85 in their first innings, and losing 10-85 in Perth during the first Test, another collapse brought them undone.
"It is not much different to a red ball, or a white ball really for us", Abbott said. During the second Test legendary leg-spinner, Shane Warne raised eyebrows about Steve Smith's captaincy and David Warner's role in the match.
Are they lacking confidence because of some of the selections and things that have happened? While Mennie has taken the wicket of Temba Bavuma batsman Ferguson was run out by substitute fielder Dan Vilas' brilliant attempt. He did wonderful things, he bowled really well in that one spell [on day one], but that's when if you're on top you get a five-for, you clean the tail up and you bowl a team out.