|1982 Republic Day revolution|
A crowd celebrates on a mutineer tank in Cape Town
|Date||October 7, 1982 - December 12, 1982|
|Goals||End of the single-party rule of the Republican Nationalist Party, fullfilment of Restarkist democratic reforms, social equality, freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of the press.|
|Methods||Peaceful protests, hunger strikes, labour strikes, and military intervention.|
- Enforcement of martial law declared by Prime Executive Viktor Alkrix from December 9, 1982.
- Civilians in Republic Square barricading and resisting Cape Armed Forces troops, with protestors massacred by CAF and armed police in the hundreds across Cape Town on December 10.
- Several soldiers killed on December 10th and 11th after civilians were killed.
- Beginning of Cape Aerospace Forces and Southern Military District ground forces mutiny early December 11.
- RNP-Reformists ousting Alkrix from party leadership in special session of the Republican National Congress on December 11.
- 7th National Stanera dissolved on request of P.E. Alkrix, sparking more protests across the Cape.
- Successful military coup carried out by Southern Military District and Aerospace Forces elements in support of RNP-Reformists on December 12, culminating in battle with CAF forces loyal to Alkrix.
- Establishment of military government and the dissolution of the 7th Stanera until the elections of 1984.
- Viktor Alkrix tried and executed by military tribunal.
- RNP-Authoritarians purged by RNP-Reformists.
- Restoration of 1951 Constitution, and beginning of democratization.