ABOUT RONNIE WATT | His Resumé

CAREER PROFILE
  • 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).
CAREER RECOGNITION
  • 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).
ACADEMIC PROFILE
  • BA, University of South Africa, 2013 (majors in Classical Studies and History)

PUBLICATIONS

  • 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).