|1965||The UN General Assembly rejects
the Odendaal Plan in UNGA Resolution 2074 (XX).
Helmut Kangulohi Angula works with John Ya Otto on SWAPOs first publication, Unity Wings.
The JG Strijdom Airport east of Windhoek is officially opened.
To date 126 high-level road bridges have been built.
The famous (and dangerous) Van Zyl's Pass between Otjitanda and the Marienfluss via Otjihende in the Kaokoveld is built. The pass is named after Ben van Zyl, Bantu Commissioner for Kaokoveld between 1949 and 1981.
The south-western border of the Caprivi Strip between the Okavango and Chobe Rivers is finally demarcated under surveyor KJ Lester. The westernmost beacon is fixed at 21° east and 18°18'57" south, marking the north-west corner of Ngamiland in Botswana. Disputes arise between inhabitants of Botswana and the Caprivi Strip around fishing rights at Lake Lyambezi, which only holds water when the Bukalo Channel between the Zambezi and Chobe Rivers overflows. The problem is resolved by the firm stance of the SA Police. The dispute around the Kasikili Island in the Chobe River continues. No traditional rights of any inhabitants of British Bechuanaland are known so far.
The Namib Lead Mine goes into production.
The Rio Tinto South Africa Company, a parent company of Rio Tinto Zinc, commences an intensive programme of pilot-plant test work to exploit the Rössing uranium deposits (until 1973).
The All-Africa Lutheran Conference takes place in Addis Ababa. The Namibian delegation consists of the members of ELOC (previous Finnish Missionary Society), Arvo Eirola and Leonard Auala, as well as the member of the ELC (previous Rhenish Missionary Society), Albert Mouton, Paulus Gowaseb, Joshua Hoebeb and Günther Reeh.
|15.01.||South African Airways introduces daily flights between Windhoek and Johannesburg.|
|March||Sam Nujoma together with Jacob Kuhangua and Emil Appolus attend as observers at the ICJ.|
|14.03.||The first group of the SWA Liberation Army (SWALA) under the command of Peter Nanyemba, Tobias Hainjeko and John Otto Nankudhu leave the Kongwa military training camp in Tanzania and move to Nakonde in Zambia. From there they move via Lusaka to Sesheke at the border to the Caprivi Strip. From Katima Mulilo they move into Namibia and split up into several sub-groups. The sub-group headed by Patrick Iyambo (Lungada) moves to the homestead of Eliazer Tuhadeleni (Kaxumba kaNdola) at Endola in the Uukwanyama area where it later meets the second sub-group. Tuhadeleni briefs SWAPOs leaders including Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo, Joseph Matheus, Ben Amathila, Erastus Mbumba, Lot Homateni, Lamek Iithete and others. After their consultations with the SWAPO leadership, the group splits up again for political mobilisation.|
|05.10.||Emil Appolus hands a petition to the UN General Assembly to discontinue SAs presence in the territory.|
|20.10.||SWAPO calls on the OAU in Accra, Ghana, to undertake actions against SA, Portugal and Rhodesia.|
|29.11.||The ICJ rejects an invitation from SA to visit the territory of SWA.|