7 – A grenade is thrown at a Railways policeman in Soweto.
8 – A Pretoria sub-station is damaged by an explosion.
9 – A limpet mine explodes at 21h15 and damages a substation in Jacobs, Durban. Later a second limpet explodes, killing a policeman and injuring other policemen and two electrical workers who arrive at the scene.
18 – Two limpet mines damage a sub-station in Westville, Durban.
18 – Two people are killed and several others are injured when a bomb explodes at the Wild Coast Casino at Bizana in the Eastern Cape Province. The African National Congress denies responsibility. Phumzile Mayaphi would be charged, found guilty of murder and sabotage and sentenced to death on 12 May 1989.
21 – Two anti-tank landmines detonate in the Breyten-Chrissiesmeer district, injuring two people in a taxi and one tractor driver.
21 – A cadre is seriously injured when he and others attack the police in Alexandra, Gauteng.
23 – An explosion occurs at the Cala post office.
24 – An explosion occurs at the Meyerspark post office.
27 – Gordon Webster, under arrest in Edendale hospital, is aided to escape by Robert McBride and other Umkhonto we Sizwe insurgents, who kill an innocent bystander and injure the two policemen who are guarding Webster.
1 – Two grenades are thrown at the home of Mr. Klein, principal of Wentworth Primary School. Klein and his wife are both injured.
7 – A bomb explosion causes extensive damage to Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre, Sandton.
25 – A vehicle detonates an anti-tank mine on the farm of Colonel Koos Durr near Davel. Two civilians are killed and eight injured.
26 – A tractor detonates a second anti-tank mine on the farm of Colonel Koos Durr, this time with no injuries.
Police finds a 15 kg bomb under a car in downtown Durban and defuses it.
5 – Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe agree to the establishment of the Limpopo Basin Permanent Technical Committee.
6 – Former minister of KaNgwane David Lukhele and his sister-in-law are murdered by African National Congress terrorists Neo Griffith Potsane, Jabu Obed Masina and Frans "Ting Ting" Masango.
10 – A vehicle detonates an anti-tank mine on the farm Boshoek, 5 km from Volksrust, and injures one person.
10 – On another farm, Blomhof, also near Volksrust, an anti-tank mine injures two farm workers.
12 – The Government declares a nationwide state of emergency.
14 – A car bomb explodes outside the "Magoo's" and "Why Not" bars on the Durban beachfront, killing three and injuring 69 civilians. Robert McBride would later be sentenced to death for the bombing but would be granted amnesty by the ANC government and appointed in several successive senior government positions.
16 – A probable anti-tank mine explosion kills three Bophuthatswana Defence Force troops in a troop carrier in the Winterveldt region.
22 – Limpet mines damage fuel storage tanks and a liquid fuel pipeline at the Mobil Refinery near Durban.
22 – A limpet mine explodes at 01h45 outside a Copper Shop on West Street, Durban.
24 – An explosion at 14h00 injures 16 civilians at a Wimpy Bar fast-food restaurant on Rissik Street, Johannesburg.
27 – At a police roadblock near the Botswana border four cadres are killed and one policeman injured.
28 – An explosion just before 12h00 injures two people in a Queenstown shopping centre.
29 – An explosion occurs at the Alice post office.
30 – A limpet mine explodes at 03h15 on a pedestrian bridge in Westville, Durban and a second limpet aimed at responding policemen explodes 15 minutes later.
A bomb explodes at Jabulani Amphitheatre in Soweto, with no injuries.
30 – The Umtata Police station comes under attack and three policemen and four innocent bystanders are killed.
30 – A vehicle detonates an anti-tank landmine near Nelspruit.
During a two-hour gun battle in Mdantsane police kill an insurgent.
3 – An explosion occurs at the Lakeside post office.
15 – Trevor Manuel is detained for the second time, this time only to be released in 1988.
16 – Four cadres are killed and one injured in the eastern Transvaal, near the Swaziland border.
17 – A vehicle detonates an anti-tank landmine on the farm Stellen Rust near Nelspruit, killing five and injuring two civilians.
22 – Inkatha Freedom Party member Winnington Sabelo comes under grenade attack and Umkhonto we Sizwe terrorists fire at the car of his wife as she enters the driveway, killing her and injuring three children.
24 – In Imbali the home of town councillor Austin Kwejama comes under grenade attack and one child is killed and another injured.
1 – A bomb explodes at the Pick and Pay supermarket in Montclair, Durban and injures one civilian.