Pardilla, who has 11 professional wins and finished 18th on the General Classification at this year’s Giro d’Italia, has signed a two-year contract.
Pardilla said: “Team MTN-Qhubeka is not a normal team. I mean results are important as they are in any other team but Team MTN-Qhubeka also has other goals which are supporting African riders to make cycling a more popular sport on the continent and taking part in charity projects to reduce poverty in Africa through Qhubeka.
“We sportsmen have a big responsibility. As we are competing in team events, millions of people are watching us. We must set an example. We can make the world a better place to live in.
"Team MTN-Qhubeka understands this. It’s not just sport, it’s something much more important. I think I can not only be a better rider in Team MTN-Qhubeka but also a better person.”
The 28-year-old joins fellow Movistar team-mate Ignatus Konovalovas and Gerald Ciolek at the team.