South Africa beat Australia 44-31 in their Tri-Nations rugby Test at Pretoria on Saturday.
Springbok first-five Morne Steyn kicked four conversions and two penalties.
The Springboks trailed 24-28 at half-time.
It was the first win in this year's series for the 2009 champions, allowing vice-captain Victor Matfield to enjoy a triumphant 100th Test on his home ground.
South Africa are now second behind New Zealand, who have 23 points after winning all five of their matches.
South Africa have six points and Australia five.