The Indian mixed five birdies with a bogey at the Leopard Creek golf course here.
A 10th tee starter, Shiv gained shots on the 13th and 15th but a bogey in between meant that he made the turn one-under.
The Delhi pro played out a blemishfree front nine striking birdies on the second, fourth and eighth holes to round off a reasonably good day.
At the top, Local favourite Ulrich Van Den Berg took the lead with a sensational 64, studded with eight birdies. Swede Pelle Edberg followed him a stroke behind at the second spot.