15 – South Africa's new national flag, designed by State Heraldist Fred Brownell, is unveiled.
16 – State President FW de Klerk announces that the government had made a number of contingency plans to prevent the right wing from attempting to take over authority over towns as part of their resistance against the new constitution.
16 – The Ciskei's government agrees to pay pension benefits to public servants who threatened "Bophuthatswana-style action" if their demands were not met.
18 – Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini suggests that the Zululand region is on the point of a unilateral declaration of independence.
21 – The Inkatha Freedom Party rejects an initiative by President De Klerk to bring it into the election and starts planning a campaign of opposition to the Interim Constitution and April's election.
21 – Prisoners begin countrywide protests for the right to vote.
21 – Twenty-one prisoners are killed in a cell fire at the Queenstown Prison.
21 – About 2,000 prisoners break out of their cells and toyi-toyi in the courtyards at Pietermaritzburg Prison.
28 – More than 30 people are killed and hundreds injured in battles in the Johannesburg area as tens of thousands of Zulus converge on the city centre to demonstrate their support for King Goodwill Zwelithini.
28 – The Shell House massacre occurs when security guards at Shell House, the African National Congress HQ in Jeppe Street, Johannesburg, opens fire on demonstrators.
28 – More than 200 people are arrested in Phuthaditjhaba, QwaQwa after a march by thousands of public servants on the homeland's parliament deteriorated into violence and South African Defence Force troops are sent in.
29 – Mangosuthu Buthelezi states that the Inkatha Freedom Party will fight the African National Congress "to the finish" unless the elections are postponed.
29 – The Transitional Executive Council recommends emergency measures in KwaZulu-Natal.
14 – International mediation fails to break the constitutional deadlock between the African National Congress and Inkatha Freedom Party.
14 – Television debate between FW de Klerk and Nelson Mandela, with no clear winner.
14 – Lesotho's Deputy Prime Minister, Selometsi Baholo, is shot dead by dissident soldiers during an apparent kidnapping attempt.
15 – Five days of intensive meetings between Mangosuthu Buthelezi, FW de Klerk and Nelson Mandela start with the Kenyan roving ambassador Professor Washington Okumu brokering the negotiations.
18 – The Star's photographer, Ken Oosterbroek, is among several people killed during a firefight between hostel dwellers and National Peacekeeping Force troops in Thokoza.
19 – Inkatha Freedom Party agrees to contest the first nonracial elections, to be held in a week's time.
24 – Nine people are killed and 92 injured in central Johannesburg when a 90 kg car bomb explodes just before 10am on the corner of Bree and Von Wielligh Streets outside the African National Congress regional and national headquarters.
25 – A bomb explodes at a taxi rank near the Randfontein station, with no injuries.
^South African Railways Index and Diagrams Electric and Diesel Locomotives, 610mm and 1065mm Gauges, Ref LXD 14/1/100/20, 28 January 1975, as amended
^Middleton, 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. 49–52, 60.