About 300 Gogo’s and Mhulu’s, faithful listeners to Radio Veritas, gathered at the Johannesburg Chancery hall to celebrate the belated birthday of Fr Emil Blaser OP, the director of Radio Veritas on Saturday, 21 October 2017.
For some years now this event has been supported and publicised by Tshidi Ramogase, a non-Catholic and faithful listener to the radio station, who has kindly sponsored the event.
Before the five-star luncheon, speeches were accompanied by pre-lunch drinks and snacks. The brass band of the national Apostolic church performed for the guests. It was interesting to note that several players were teenagers and the group performed professionally. This was a wonderful ecumenical gesture.
In welcoming everybody, Tshidi, our generous host, paid a loving tribute to her mother who had died earlier in the year and who was always a welcome guest at this feast. She also thanked all those who would spent so much time in preparing this event. Unfortunately, this was to be the last annual event that she would be able to sponsor.
Congratulations to Maggie Robinson from Randpark Ridge in Johannesburg with ticket # 0394. Maggie will be joining Fr. Brian Mhlanga, OP on a memorable pilgrimage to Fatima in Portugal. A late surge in entries saw the Radio Veritas South Africa Pilgrimage competition for two valued at a
A late surge in entries saw the Radio Veritas South Africa Pilgrimage competition for two valued at a whopping prize of R60 000 on an October pilgrimage to Fatima reach a successful conclusion. Our goal was to receive at least 1000 entries for the competition, said the station’s Executive Director; Fr. Emil Blaser, OP but, one day before the deadlines for entries we had on 700. The final
"Our goal was to receive at least 1000 entries for the competition," said the station’s Executive Director; Fr. Emil Blaser, OP, "but, one day before the deadlines for entries we had only 700. The final push created so much excitement that more than 300 entries were received in one day. We are very grateful to everybody who worked hard to make the competition a success."0
The competition winner was drawn by Fr. Brian Mhlanga, OP, who is the Associate Station Manager of Radio Veritas South Africa, and who will lead the Pilgrimage to Fatima.
After the draw, Maggie Robinson was phoned live on air by Fr. Emil Blaser. The self-employed winner was at first puzzled and then became excited as Fr. Blaser congratulated her on winning two places worth about R60 000 which will take her to Fatima for the centenary celebrations of the Marian apparitions there. Maggie will take her daughter Bonnie with on the pilgrimage, in memory of the winner’s late mother, Bessie who had longed to visit Fatima. Between the two, they had bought five tickets. The pilgrimage competition has been an important fund raiser for Radio Veritas South Africa since 2013. Taking part in the competition gives listeners the chance of winning places on a special
Radio Veritas, South Africa's only Catholic Radio Station recently unveiled its brand new logo. It comes as a result of the station’s decision to appeal to a wider audience and to increase its general visibility within the local community radio station environment.
Radio Veritas designed the new logo to evoke emotions of faith, patriotism and belonging.
The Executive Director of Radio Veritas Fr. Emil Blaser OP said: “Unveiling this new logo has been one of my proudest moments here at Radio Veritas. Being a faith-based radio station, we cater to a niche audience and we are hoping that with our new look we can grow our listenership quite significantly. It’s time that more people got to hear the Good News. For a Change.” The design of this new
The design of this new logo was inspired by the following:
The white centre of the logo represents the Host (Body of Christ) used at Mass. The vertical staff with cross and hook represents a bishop’s Crozier. The R in the word radio is the letter Rho in Greek while the V in the word Veritas forms the top of the X. the bottom arms of the X represent either the nails which pierced the hands of Christ on the cross, or the vuvuzela, symbolic of proclamation. The X and R are, of course, the first two letters of the word "Christ" in Greek. The curved lines represent sound waves which take the message of Christ to the corners of the earth.
About Radio Veritas: In a world that cries out for Good News, Radio Veritas, the only Catholic Radio Station in South Africa, serves the needs of Christians across the board. Radio Veritas’ mission is “To be a sign of Christ’s love for His people, through its caring, compassionate, faithful and professional broadcasting.”