This 26 part documentary series is a powerful revelation of a secret war – the SOUTH
AFRICAN BUSH WAR. The Bush war lasted from 1966 until 1989, making it one of
Africa's longest conflicts. The Bush War was fought in Northern Namibia (former South
West Africa), and also in Southern Angola - so-called 'Operational Area' or 'Border'.
For the fi rst time ever – we reveal previously censored military footage which unashamedly
tells the story of the true events of South Africa's Secret Bush War. This series packs a
powerful punch providing an intimate, sometimes shocking, yet balanced glimpse of an
important era in Africa's history.
GRENSOORLOG constitutes a literal unburdening for those whose voices have been silenced
for so long. The viewer is taken on a journey that moves through a bloody November 1975
(Angolan Independence) and culminates into the Cuban military victory over South African
Defence Force at Cuito Cuanavale (1988). GRENOORLOG offers new perspectives on the
Border War through paradigms of diplomatic and military history and cultural studies.
Those interviewed have challenged the boundaries, broken the silences and even tackled
some of the taboos about the war.
GRENSOORLOG firmly places the issues of TRUTH & RECONCILIATION back onto the
Southern African political agenda and at the centre of popular imagination