Cape Town - The South African Sevens side got their World Rugby London Sevens campaign off to a winning start, beating Kenya in their opening Pool A match on Saturday.
The Blitzboks won 12-10 after the sides were locked at 5-all at half-time.
The Blitzboks, who have already wrapped up the 2016/17 Sevens title, scored tries through Rosco Speckman and Ruhan Nel, while Cecil Afrika added a conversion which proved to be the difference at full-time.
Kenya replied with tries by Billy Odhiambo and Nelson Oyoo.
The Blitzboks will play Wales (15:26) and the USA (18:32) in their remaining pool matches.