Cape Town - The Springbok Women's Sevens side lost in their opening Pool A encounter against New Zealand at Cape Town Stadium on Friday afternoon.
The Black Ferns won 40-0 after leading 21-0 at half-time.
The defending women's title side scored six tries via Shiray Kaka, Tyla Nathan-Wong, Mahina Paul, Gayle Broughton and a brace by Alena Saili.
Nathan-Wong landed three conversions and replacement Risi Pouri-Lane slotted two conversions.
The South Africans have now played New Zealand six times and lost all six.
The Imbokodo's next Pool A clash will be against Russia (10:13) and Fiji (16:03) on Saturday.
Tries: Alena Saili (2), Tyla Nathan-Wong, Shiray Kaka, Mahina Paul, Gayle Broughton
Conversions: Nathan-Wong (3), Risi Pouri-Lane (2)
- Compiled by Lynn Butler