10 – Rocky Malebane-Metsing leads a group of dissatisfied members of the Bophuthatswana Defence Force and the National Executive Committee of the People's Progressive Party to stage a coup d'état in Bophuthatswana.
12 – Two municipal policemen guarding an installation are injured when they are attacked by cadres.
12 – A cadre opens fire on a car driven by an ex-Rhodesian soldier, now a private security firm official, in Johannesburg.
7 – A cadre and a civilian are killed by police during a raid in Queenstown, and six policemen are wounded in the raid.
8 – An attack by cadres on the Phiri Hall police mess kills one policeman and wounds 10 others.
12 – A church-led opposition group headed by Desmond Tutu is banned.
14 – A bomb explodes at Johannesburg City Hall, with no injuries.
17 – Mohammed Ichbahl and Aboobaker Ismail set up two bombs at the Krugersdorp magistrate’s court adjacent to the local police station. One explodes and kills two South African Defence Force personnel and a civilian while twenty other people are injured.
18 – Insurgents attack a tavern in Atteridgeville frequented by policemen. Three policemen are killed in the attack.
12 – In a Mpumalanga township, police corner a cadre who then kills himself and two policemen with a grenade. Police later kill a second cadre and a policeman is killed and three civilians wounded in the crossfire.
15 – A limpet mine explodes at the Atteridgeville Municipal offices.
15 – A bomb explodes prematurely outside Pretoria's Sterland cinema, killing the terrorist and injuring a bystander. According to the African National Congress the intended target was a nearby government building. There are no government buildings nearby.
19 – An explosion at a private office block less than 100 m from Parliament damages a branch of Santam bank.
22 – A cadre ambushes a municipal police vehicle in Soweto and wounds four policemen and one civilian.
25 – Police Sergeant J.M. Mazibuku is killed by cadres at a bus stop in Newcastle.
4 – Representatives of South Africa, United States of America, Angola and Cuba meet in London to search for a solution to the Angolan war and independence for Namibia.
10 – A child is killed when insurgents throw a grenade at a policeman's home in Mamelodi.
14 – A cadre is killed when police raids his home in Newcastle.
24 – At the Germiston railway station, an insurgent opens fire on policemen and is killed when the police returns fire. Three civilians are injured in the crossfire.
25 – Two people are killed and 38 injured when a Sofasonke Party rally in Soweto comes under a grenade attack. The African National Congress denies knowledge and blames "armed political renegades".
26 – A limpet mine detonates outside African Eagle Building in Pretoria during lunch hour, injuring four people from the Ruth Arndt Early Learning Centre.
28 – A device explodes at the bottom of a platform staircase at the Johannesburg railway station and injures one person.
3 – An explosion occurs at the South African Irish Regiment HQ in Anderson Street, Johannesburg.
3 – A bomb explodes during lunch hour outside Standard Bank in Roodepoort, killing four and injuring eighteen civilians.
5 – A bomb is detonated while a train is standing at Saulsville railway station.
20 – A Ciskei policeman, Warrant Officer Swelindawo, is injured in an explosion at his home in Mdantsane.
22 – Ten civilians are killed when a limpet mine explodes at an amusement arcade in Winning Side Arcade in Johannesburg.
26 – A limpet mine is discovered and defused at Papagallo Restaurant in East London.
27 – Cuban MiG-23 Flogger jet fighters attack the Calueque Water Scheme and twelve South African soldiers are killed by a direct hit by a bomb. During the raid, a SADF 20mm Ystervark AAA system shoots down one MiG-23 Flogger and the Cuban/FAPLA pilot is killed.
29 – A bomb kills two South African Defence Force members, two Prisons personnel and 13 civilians when it explodes at a cafe in Poynton building.
A bomb explodes near Soweto's Inhlanzani station, with no injuries.
22 – South Africa, Angola and Cuba sign a tripartite agreement at UN headquarters in New York requiring the withdrawal of Cuban forces from Angola and the granting of independence to Namibia by South Africa.