Mpumalanga Vodacom Second Division frontrunners Mighty Mega Force and Barberton City Stars both recorded good away wins at the weekend over Winners and Secunda Stars, and look to be pulling away from the chasing pack.
Force beat Winners 2-1 while Stars, who took part in the national playoffs last season, outclassed Secunda by the same margin.
Both sides have a 100 percent record after winning their opening three games.
But Force lead the Mpumalanga league on goal difference, having scored eight and conceded three.
Stars have scored four and conceded one.
They are two points ahead of the chasing packs of Batau, Witbank Manchester and Yorkcor United.
Other results: Batau 4, ELB Movers 0; Manchester 3, FC Henemat 2; United 1, Mighty Saints 1; Aces Academy 1, Mologadi 1; Ehlanzeni Barcelona 2, Sekhukhune Lions 1.
l In Limpopo, Mahwelereng United got a walkover against Winners Arsenal to stay on top of the log with nine points.
They are level on points with Baroka FC who beat Modimolle Classic 2-1, and Manendze Liverpool who outclassed Mighty FC 1-0.
All three teams have played three games and are yet to taste defeat.
Other results: FC Tebeon 0, Phaloborwa R Rovers 1; Makopane 0, Z Mathote Elephants 1; The Dolphins 1, Bahwiti 0; Hungry Lions 1, Masemola Diarora 1.
l In Eastern Cape, Liverpool mercilessly thrashed Matta Milan to occupy the top spot after three games.
They are level on points with Bush Bucks and Tembu Royals. Bucks beat African Juventus 2-0 while Royals walloped OR Tambo District Cosmos 2-1.
Other results: Tornado 1, Matata Professionals 3; Kokstad Swallows 1, Manchester United 2; Bay Academy 1, NMM University 0; The Guys 3, Young Stars 7; Cloud 9, Blackburn Rovers 4.