The match produced an opener for Bafana in a fortuitous manner. A Botswana defender tried to clear the ball inside the box, but it hit Van Wyk and ricocheted past the Zebras goalie Goitseone Phoko.
South Africa continued to have the best of chances in the second half, but were only able to score with 10 minutes left after the Zebras were reduced to 10 men, after Odirile Lekoba received a straight red card for a bad tackle on an SA player a minute earlier.
Lekoba had been on the pitch for a short time after being introduced in the 62nd minute.
Rasebotja received a good pass from Jayden Adams inside the box and easily put the ball in the back of the net to guarantee a victory for South Africa.
Kebue beat Mzimela with a powerful shot in referee’s optional time, but it came too late for the Zebras to stage a comeback.