Colbert Mashile | CV

University of the Witwatersrand
Certificate: Internship Course (June, 2002) 
Master of Arts in Heritage Studies (2001-)

University of the Witwatersrand
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts (1996-2000)

Certificate of Merit: Outstanding Results in Drawing & Design III (1998)
Certificate of First Class: Painting IV (1999)
Johannesburg Art Foundation, Certificate in Art Foundation Course (1992-1994)

JHB Art Foundation-1994
Martienssen, University of the Witwatersrand-1998 & 1999
ABSA Gallery, Johannesburg-2000
UNISA Art Gallery-2000
Malangatana in South Africa, Sandton Civic Gallery-2000
Bill Ainslie Art Gallery-2000
Klein Karoo National Arts Festival-2000
Museum Africa Gallery-2001
The Art Space Gallery-2001
Art On Paper Gallery-2002 (April & August)
Klein Karoo National Arts Festival-2002
Gallery On The Square, Sandton-2002

University of the Witwatersrand
SASOL Limited
MTN Corporation
BHP Billiton (Gencor)
South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
Johannesburg Art Gallery


Constitution Hill Project: August 2002-present
Key Responsibilities:

  • To conduct research about the Constitution HillÕs feasibility as a sustainable Heritage site.
  • To interview selected focus groups are at the site periodically.
  • To liaise with other Gauteng museums and government structures, and use them as case studies.

Internship Program, MTN Art Institute: March-June, 2002 
Key Responsibilities:

  • To research and compile the database of the MTN Art collection.
  • To assist in the facilitation of the RorkeÕs Drift Retrospective Exhibition being implemented by the MTN Foundation. This includes locating artworks and interviewing participating artists.
  • To deal with the display and exhibition of artworks in MTN corporate offices.
  • To conduct walkabouts and educate community members and school learners about diverse heritage values represented in the artworks.


  • Gaining insight and knowledge of database structure.
  • Liaising in a corporate organisation and being involved in Corporate Citizenship exercises.
  • Improving on my presentation skills.
  • Understanding partnerships and values in the Heritage Industry.
  • Fieldwork and interviewing experience

Apartheid Museum Project: Feb 2001 – Apr 2001

Key Responsibilities:

  • To locate and collect artifacts from diverse communities that are authentically suited to the criteria of the museum.
  • To interview community members and record oral tradition.


  • To manage and work within the allocated budget.
  • Canvassing large communities and winning their trust to donate valuable objects for heritage purposes.