13 – An improvised explosive device, 37 kg of explosives in a gas cylinder, is found under a bridge on the Southern Freeway in Durban and defused by police.
20 – An Umkhonto we Sizwe car bomb, planted by Abubakar Ismael, explodes outside the South African Air Force Headquarters during the afternoon rush hour period, opposite a building housing military intelligence personnel in Pretoria. 19 people are killed and 220 injured.
23 – The South African Air Force retaliates by attacking African National Congress facilities in the suburb of Matola in Maputo, Mozambique during Operation Skerwe.
Two explosions cause R250,000 worth of damage to the Offices of the Department of Internal Affairs in Roodepoort.
17 – Police defuse a bomb found on a power pylon at New Canada railway station in Soweto.
28 – A bomb explodes at the Department of Internal Affairs in Roodepoort.
7 – Two bombs are found and defused at the Durban Supreme Court while two bombs detonate in Roodepoort at 00:40, causing structural damage to the Department of Internal Affairs offices and the Police Station.
6 – A bomb explodes at Temple Israel in Hillbrow just before Marais Steyn is due to speak there. There are no injuries.
20 – A bomb causes R100,000 in damage to a sub-station near Mamelodi.
29 – The Police defuses a bomb on an electrical pylon in Vereeniging.
11 – Limpet mines explode at 02:20 and damage a large fuel storage tank, three rail tankers and one road tanker at Warmbad. Two more devices, set to explode 1 hour later, are found on the door of the Civil Defence office. P.W. Botha was due to speak in Warmbad.
14 – Two electricity pylons near Pietermaritzburg are destroyed by Limpet mines at 02:00 and 03:00.
1 – Buses at a municipal bus depot in Durban are damaged by a bomb that explodes at midnight, the railway line at Germiston is damaged by a bomb, Police defuse a bomb on the railway line near Springs.
2 – A white referendum on a new Constitution to provide for a White, Coloured and Indian Tricameral Parliament yields a 66% yes vote.
2 – A bomb explodes at 02:55 at the Police workshop in Wentworth, Durban and damages vehicles and the adjacent Alan Taylor student residence.
3 – The Bosmont railway station is damaged by a bomb, the Bosmont-Newclare railway line is damaged in an explosion, the railway line near Germiston is damaged by an explosion, Police defuse explosives on the railway line near Springs and electrical pylons are damaged by two explosions near Durban.
3 or 7 – A bomb explodes at the office of the Department of Community Development in Bree Street, Johannesburg.
8 – The railway line 1 km from Bloemfontein is maliciously damaged and a locomotive and two trucks are derailed.
12 – Seven people are injured when a Limpet mine explodes at the offices of the Department of Community Development and Commissioners Court in Johannesburg.
15 – Three bombs explode on the beach front outside the Natal Command HQ in Durban.
19 – A bomb causes R60,000 worth of damage to the KwaMashu township offices in Durban.
^ abcJeffery, Anthea (2009). People's War - New Light on the Struggle for South Africa (1st ed.). Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. ISBN978-1-86842-357-6.
^ abcdSouth African Railways Index and Diagrams Electric and Diesel Locomotives, 610mm and 1065mm Gauges, Ref LXD 14/1/100/20, 28 January 1975, as amended
^ abPaxton, Leith; Bourne, David (1985). Locomotives of the South African Railways (1st ed.). Cape Town: Struik. pp. 129–131. ISBN0869772112.
^ abMiddleton, John N. (2002). Railways of Southern Africa Locomotive Guide - 2002 (as amended by Combined Amendment List 4, January 2009) (2nd, Dec 2002 ed.). Herts, England: Beyer-Garratt Publications. pp. 50–51, 59, 61, 63.