Published works 

Creative Publications/Monographs

Mahashe, T.G. 2023. ––defunct context: An Ambivalence to Important Work. Cape Town: defunct context and Dream press. ISBN-13: 978-0-6397-6666-9

Peer Reviewed Journal publications

Mahashe, T.G. 2023. ‘Kherofo, revisiting the MaBareBare archive as web platform’. Published in Ellipsis journal of creative research. Issue [4], ‘Architectures of the south: bruising, wounding, healing, remembering, returning, and repairing’. Available:

Mahashe, T.G. 2020. ‘Walking towards a camera obscura’. Critical African Studies. Issue 2, volume 12. DOI web:

Mahashe, T.G. 2020. ‘Dithugula tša Malefokana’. Anthropology Southern Africa. Issue 1&2, volume 43. Cover, iii-v. DOI web:
Mahashe, T.G. 2020. ‘How to make a camera obscura, an instruction from MaBareBare, an expression of Khelobedu in the present’.  in National Institute for Humanities and Social Science’s  African hss responses COVID-19. Available:“how-make-camera-obscura-instruction-mabarebare-expression-khelobedu-present-2019

Davison, P.D. and Mahashe, T.G. 2012. ‘Visualizing the Realm of a Rain-Queen: The Production and Circulation of Eileen and Jack Krige’s Lobedu Fieldwork Photographs from the 1930s’. Kronos: South Africa Histories, Special issue 38: Documentary Photography in South Africa: 47–82. Web:

Book Chapters

Mahashe, T.G. 2023. ‘Mashogojo Mašokošoko Boshokhoshokho’ in Handle with Care. Gabi Ngcobo, ed.,  Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria (Javett-UP): Pretoria. 229–240. ISBN 978-1-991255-00-6.

Mahashe, T.G. 2024. ‘A Personal Take, or Stuck in the Middle/Side and Going Nowhere: An Attempt at Imagining a Methodology for Engaging Colonial Photographic Archives, Histories, and Subjectivities’ in Tatiana Flores, Florencia San Martin, and Charlene Villaseñor Black, eds., The Routledge Companion to Decolonizing Art History. New York and London: Routledge. 568–580. DOI: 10.4324/9781003152262-50

Davison, P.D. and Mahashe, T.G. 2014. ‘Visualizing the Realm of a Rain-Queen: The Production and Circulation of Eileen and Jack Krige’s Lobedu Fieldwork Photographs from the 1930s’. Chapter in Uncertain Curature: In and Out of the Archive. Eds. ‪Carolyn Hamilton‪, Pippa Skotnes‬. Jacana Media: South Africa. 241–282‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Non-Peer Reviewed Journal publications and other online publications

Mahashe, T.G. 2020. ‘the ruse of the shamir’ published as part of Episōdo 02, Deliberations on Discursive Justice - Scenography for Suspended Time. Yokohama Triennale 2020. Published 3 July 2020. Available:

Mahashe, T.G. 2020. ‘In conversation with George Mahashe’ Interview with Oliver Enwonwu and Oyindamola Olaniyan. Omenka. 30 January 2020. Available:

Mahashe, T.G. 2016. Kemang Wa Lehulere’s ‘The Knife Eats at Home’. Review article. Artthrob 4 August 2016. Available:

Mahashe, T.G. 2013. In search of Balobedu, a research trip to the Evangelisches Landeskirchliches Archiv in Berlin. Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative, June 12. Available: [January 31, 2018].

Mahashe, T.G. 2014. Dak’Art 2014: Some parties and a grave. Available: [April 27, 2018]
Published conference proceedings

Mahashe T.G. 2020, ‘Modjadji, Of myth and Fantasies’ presented at the Virtual 2020 Inaugural HSS Alumni Conference held on 4-5 November 2020. The pre circulated paper was awarded Best Paper Award. Available online:

Mahashe T.G. ‘To Assess or Not to Asses’ presented as part of the ‘Assessment Panel’ at the Virtual 2020 UCT Teaching and Learning Conference. 18-23 September 2020, University of Cape Town.

Mahashe T.G. ‘Mabulatsela, Photography as beyond discipline’ presented as part of the Imperialism and Photography panel at the Undisciplining Photography Symposia, 27-28 May 2021. Royal Academy of the Arts, The Hauge.