Free State Stars endured a losing start to the GladAfrica Championship season after going down 1-0 to debutants Platinum City Rovers on Sunday afternoon at Goble Park.
The first stanza did not produce any goals and it was Rovers who took their chance in the second stanza, with Lehlohonolo Mojela netting what proved to be the winner.
Richards Bay started the season on a positive note after edging Jomo Cosmos 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at Tsakane Stadium.
Following a first stanza that did not produce any goals, Sakhile Hlongwa scored the decisive goal for the Natal Rich Boyz in the second stanza..
Cape Town Spurs and Venda Football Academy could not be separated in their opener after playing to a goalless stalemate on Sunday afternoon at Parow Park.
Black Leopards started their journey in the second-tier with a 1-1 draw against neighbors Polokwane City in the Limpopo derby on Saturday at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Tiklas Thutlwa gave Lidoda Duvha the lead in the first stanza but only for Puleng Tlolane to equalise for Rise and Shine in the same half and neither side could find the winner in the second stanza.
Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila began their new journey with a 3-1 thrashing of Cape Town All Stars on Saturday at Thohoyandou Stadium.
Neo Mphuthi drew first blood for All Stars in the first stanza but Tebogo Reed levelled matters for TTM before the half-time interval.
Lebogang Mlangeni and Tebogo Motloung got second half goals to snatch all the three points for Vhadau Vha Damani.
JDR Stars enjoyed a winning start after edging University of Pretoria 1-0 in the Tshwane derby on Saturday at Giant Stadium.
After a goalless first stanza, Sipho Zwane scored what proved to be the winner for the Hammer Boyz in the second stanza.
TS Sporting got their campaign off to a good start after a narrow 1-0 win over Pretoria Callies on Saturday at Kabokweni Stadium.
After a goalless first stanza, Mohau Mokate was the hero for Abantu Bemthetho after netting the winner in the second stanza.
Papi Zothwane had a lukewarm start in charge of Uthongathi after they were held to a goalless stalemate by Hungry Lions on Saturday at Sivos Training Centre Stadium.