"After all three of these Tests - and hopefully we will win them all -then I will sit down and allow everything to sink in", said Kolisi in Joburg on Friday.
Owen Farrell's touch down, and England's third, in the 18th minute silenced Ellis Park.
South Africa came back hard but having been kept at bay, England struck again with Ford conjuring a superb try.
Sale scrum-half Faf de Klerk orchestrated a thrilling fightback that produced two tries for electric debutant wing S'Busiso Nkosi.
"Faf was excellent", Jones said. "We were almost very, very good, so hopefully we can string a few things together and get that 80 minute performance next week".
The second half failed to match the first in terms of points but England could not avoid a fourth successive Test defeat, a miserable run of form that increases the pressure on coach Eddie Jones just over a year out from the 2019 World Cup.
It was asking too much for the second half to match the drama of the first and so it proved initially as South Africa camped in the England half but added only a Pollard penalty.
Pollard added another penalty but May scored a stunning try with two minutes to go, cutting in from the right and sprinting clear.
"They (South Africa) got a get-out-of-jail card", Jones said, although he did praise South Africa for winning a "wonderful game of rugby".
"I'm immensely proud of my team and the way they played".
"Credit to the new caps, because they didn't panic and showed they just wanted to play, so we made a decision to take control of the game and it worked", the loose forward added after his side overcame a 21-point deficit to triumph.
Supporters leaned over the railings and verbally insulted Jones as he walked down the tunnel at the end of the first Test, Press Association Sport understands.
Today, Siya Kolisi will follow in Madiba's footsteps down the same tunnel to lead the Springboks into a new dawn.
As an exhilarating first half went into additional time, Farrell slotted a penalty to trim the gap to just two points at the break.
"There were a lot of young guys involved against a very experienced England side and it could have gone really badly for us", Erasmus said.
Saracens' Maro Itoje and Leicester Tigers' Jonny May both scored tries late on but South Africa managed to hold on and complete an awesome turnaround.
The dream debut continued when he popped up on the opposite wing after a clever run from Le Roux created the space for fellow debutant Aphiwe Dyantyi to send him over.
Suddenly, England was so rattled that Jones threw on New Zealand-born forward Brad Shields for his debut off the bench before halftime.
England lost prop Mako Vunipola to the sin bin on 63 minutes for a late tackle and nearly immediately Dyantyi marked his first cap with a try which Pollard converted.