1992 in South Africa
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- 3 — President F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress leader, are jointly awarded the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize at the Unesco headquarters in Paris.
- About 25 — South Africa and Bulgaria sign a diplomatic agreement.
- 28 — The ownership of the port town of Walvis Bay is transferred from South Africa to Namibia.
- 28 — South Africa and Russia establish full diplomatic ties.
- 12 — Citrusdal in the Cape Province becomes South Africa's first officially recognised non-racial local authority.
- 17 — The government holds a referendum about changing the constitution, paving the way to end apartheid.
- The Skweyiya Commission finds the African National Congress guilty of having a systematic policy of abuse and violation of human rights in some camps of exile.
- 13 — Nelson Mandela announces his separation from his wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at a press conference in Johannesburg.
- 4 — The co.za internet domain is created.
- 17 — Violence breaks out between the African National Congress and the Inkatha Freedom Party in Boipatong, leaving 46 dead.
- 7 — 29 people are killed in the Bisho massacre when the Ciskei Defence Force opens fire on about 100,000 protesters in Bisho, Ciskei.
- 28 — The Azanian People's Liberation Army, the military wing of the Pan Africanist Congress, massacres civilians at the King William's Town Golf Club, killing four people.
- Unknown date
- 17 January — Enrico Adolph, soccer player.
- 29 January — Eben Barnard, rugby player.
- 12 April — Chad le Clos, swimmer.
- 13 August — Jenny-Lyn Anderson, swimmer.
- Julayi Hlekiso, chairperson of the Transport and General Workers Union, is shot dead in Transkei.
- 9 July — Chief Julius Matatu, former Transkei minister and prominent traditional leader, is shot dead at his home in Mqanduli, Transkei.
- 18 October — Abraham Manie Adelstein, United Kingdom's Chief Medical Statistician, dies at the age of 76.
- 25 December — Helen Joseph, activist, dies at the age of 87.
- 10 September — Spoornet places the first of fifty Class 38-000 dual mode locomotives in service, the first locomotives in South Africa capable of running either on 3 kV DC electricity off the catenary or on diesel fuel alone. 
- 28 March — Abel Mokibe wins his first national title in the men's marathon, clocking 2:11:07 in Cape Town.