1982 After becoming defunct the NPC is reconstituted as the Namibia National Democratic Coalition (NNDC) under Mburumba Kerina.
The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is formed as a merger of the Liberal Party and the Democratic People’s Party (DPP), under the leadership of Andrew Kloppers. The CDU joins the DTA, while the LP under Barney Barnes leaves the DTA.
The US and SA assert that the question of Namibian independence has to be linked to the withdrawal of Cuban troops from Angola.
Dirk Mudge proposes negotiating with SWAPO.
George Shultz succeeds Alexander M Haig as US Secretary of State after the latter resigns. Shultz proposes the retreat of Cuban troops from Angola.
The Administrator-General appoints a commission to establish the border between the Fwe and Subya areas in the Eastern Caprivi Strip. The commission should delimitate the border on historical and ethnographical grounds. The outcome of the commission’s work is rejected by both communities. The tensions between the two groups begin to escalate. Both communities demand supremacy in the Eastern Caprivi Strip.
15.02. Peter Kalangula, former President of the NDP, the Ovambo faction in the DTA, leaves the DTA because he fails to convert the "ethnic" Second-Tier Authorities into "non-ethnic" ones. He forms the Christian Democratic Action for Social Justice (CDA), which succeeds in gaining control of the Ovambo Legislative Assembly. Former NP and DTA member Ernst Werner Neef leaves with Kalangula.
10.03. The South African para-military unit Koevoet raids the village Oshipanda near Oshikuku in the Uukwambi area. Gisela Uupindi and eight other civilians including two children are killed in the raid. The Roman-Catholic priest Gerard Heimerikx takes secret photos of the incident and distributes them internationally. He has to flee the country.
March In "Operation Super" SA undertakes new search-and-destroy activities against SWAPO fighters in Angola.
12.07. The Western Contact Group sends a text of principles concerning the SWA/Namibian Constituent Assembly and Constitution to the UN Secretary-General (S/15287)(the first draft was released in October 1981). The Contact Group establishes the principles for a Constituent Assembly and Constitution for an independent Namibia, and submits its proposals to the UN Secretary-General, now Javier Péres de Cuéllar. Eight supplementary points are added to SC Resolution 435. The constitutional guarantees include a bill of rights, a multi-party democracy and an independent judiciary.
12.08. The Western Contact Group meets with SWAPO and representatives of the African Frontline States to determine a cease-fire date.
31.08. Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, meets with members of the "Interim Government" in Windhoek.
September Under the newly nominated Bishop Bonifatius Hausiku, the Roman-Catholic Church becomes a full member of the Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN).
30.11. In "Operation Kerslig (Candle Light)" South Africa again attacks SWAPO bases in Angola.
07.12. The first talks between SA and Angola take place in Cape Verde.
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