Chippa could also have scored from a free-kick situation, but Diamond Thopola’s shot was well taken care of by Stellenbosch new signing and goalkeeper, Dutchman Boy de Jong.
In the 38th minute, Chippa again went close, and again it was Leentjies providing the danger, but his effort sailed wide of the target.
After absorbing quite a lot of pressure, Stellenbosch started to settle down in the final 10 minutes of the first half, with another new man, Dillon Solomons, coming to the fore quite well.
Stellenbosch made a substitution at the start of the second half, with Mpho Matsi replacing Solomons, which was probably a clear indication that coach Steve Barker was already closing up and would be happy with a draw and a point.
Chippa, though, should have scored three minutes into the half, but Manzini missed with a headed attempt from right in front of goal.
Thopola had another opportunity to give the PE side the lead, but again he wasn’t able to score.
In the 68th minute, both teams made changes – for Stellenbosch, Waseem Isaacs came on for Afoakwa Dickson and, for Chippa, Xolani Mahola replaced Meshack Maphangule.
Chippa threw the kitchen sink at Stellenbosch in the closing stages, in search of a winning goal, but the Stellenbosch defence stood firm in the face of the onslaught.