South Africa scored seven tries as they eased to a bonus point 49 – 3 victory over Italy and kept their Rugby World Cup hopes alive.
In the first half Handre Pollard converted tries from Cheslin Kolbe and Mbongeni Mbonambi and added a penalty to put the Springboks 17 – 3 up at the break.
After the Azzurri had prop Andrea Lovotti sent off for a tip-tackle, Kolbe crossed for his second try.
Lukhanyo Am, Makazole Mapimpi, RG Snyman and Malcolm Marx also went over as South Africa went to the top of Pool B.
The two-time World Cup champions will face Canada in their final pool match on Tuesday. Slated as an easy win for the Springboks the victory will secure a berth in the quarter-final for the South Africans.