* Parks kicks all 21 points for Scotland
* First win over South Africa since 2002
* Defeat ends difficult week for visitors
Dan Parks kicked Scotland to their first victory over South Africa since 2002, scoring all their points in a 21-17 win in the Autumn test series at Murrayfield on Saturday.
The No.10, who plays for Cardiff Blues, was on target with each of his six penalties and added a drop goal for a Scotland team that rarely threatened the try line.
South Africa, who had won their two previous games in the series against Ireland and Wales, did manage a try through Willem Alberts in the 71st minute.
It ensured a tense climax for Scotland, but they held out for a win that swept away the gloom that followed their crushing 49-3 defeat by New Zealand seven days earlier.
The game came at the end of a difficult week for South Africa after the positive drug tests on Bjorn Basson and Chilli-Boy Ralepelle and an injury to Bryan Habana.
But the disrupted build-up this international could not fully explain an unconvincing performance from the Springboks, who wasted an excellent opportunity to stamp their authority on the game in the opening stages.
They were awarded four penalties in the opening 13 minutes, but Morne Steyn succeeded with only two of them, the first taking him through the 300-point barrier in his 24th international.
Scotland, short of confidence after being overpowered by New Zealand seven days ago, survived those early difficulties, cut out their handling errors and found a man to spearhead their response in Parks.
He kicked his first penalty in the 17th minute and quickly added two more and a drop goal before Steyn reduced the Scotland lead to three points at the interval.
Steyn and Parks exchanged penalties again at the start of the second half before further indiscipline from the Springboks enabled the Scot to kick two in quick succession and put them 21-12 ahead with only 12 minutes to go.
South Africa responded with a try when replacement Alberts won the ball at the back of a line-out and plunged over but Patrick Lambie missed the conversion and Scotland held on.