Former news editor for the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s radio news.
Independent producer of television programmes for public broadcast.
Published author of non-fiction works and academic essays.
Autodidact artist (www.theartofronniewatt.com).
Three Radio RSA nominations for Bokmakierie Awards for broadcast excellence (1989).
Two citations of merit for the SAB Awards of Excellence in Environmental Journalism (1990, 1999).
BA, University of South Africa, 2013 (majors in Classical Studies and History)
Author of art appreciation essays on the South African master potters of the Anglo-Oriental school for “Art At Work Today” (www.artatworktoday.com) and reprinted in Ceramics Southern Africa’s CSA National Quarterly.
Design and print production of the Johannesburg Art Gallery’s catalogue for its Northern Renaissance Prints exhibition (1989).
Translation of the English to Afrikaans text for the Johannesburg Art Gallery’s publication Dutch Paintings of the 17th Century (1988).
Lay-out design for the Johannesburg Art Galley publication The Neglected Tradition: Towards a New History of South African Art 1930-1988 (1988).
Author of Helderberg – Death Flight SA295 (Southern Books, 1990).
Author of VeldFocus – 10 Years of Nature’s Wonders (RCP, 1999).
Co-author of Living Jewels – Koi keeping in South Africa (Delta Books, 1996).
Co-author of Koi – A handbook on keeping Nishikigoi (New Holland, 2006).
Author of “Forms of cribraria comma (Perry 1811) and of esontropia francescoi (Lorenz 2002) and a description of esontropia francescoi form mainland.” (Xenophera, 2004).
Author of “A review of the Bistolida-complex of Africa’s north-eastern, eastern and southern coastlines and the adjacent Indian Ocean islands.” (Xenophera, 2005).