Maggie Robinson Wins Pilgrimage Competition!

prize drawCongratulations 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.

prizeticketsAfter 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 Celebrates Its Brand New Look

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 newlogo 0809Radio 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: 

  • Radio Veritas wanted to ensure that the new logo portrayed Catholic symbolism, South Africa and the station’s values and goals The new logo had to reflect vision, growth and
  • Radio Veritas wanted to ensure that the new logo portrayed Catholic symbolism, South Africa and the station’s values and goals The new logo had to reflect vision, growth and professionalism
  • Finally; the logo had to be timeless and memorable.

EXPLANATION OF THE CENTRAL LOGO: 

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.”

competition1WIN A PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA FOR TWO WORTH R60000!

On July 26 we launch our annual Pilgrimage competition. This year the tickets cost a mere R250 and the winning ticket will entitle two people to travel free of charge on

This year the tickets cost a mere R250 and the winning ticket will entitle two people to travel free of charge on a historic centenary pilgrimage to Fatima in Portugal and Spain from October 1st - 10th.

The pilgrimage will last 10 days and be led by Fr Brian Mhlanga OP.  The centenary pilgrimage is being arranged by The Southern Cross and Radio Veritas.

The value of the prize is approximately R60,000.

Entry is simple. Simply send an SMS to 41809 beginning with the word FATIMA followed by your name.It is not necessary to add any other information. Your telephone number will appear on our screen and someone will contact you from SODAPOP and obtain your necessary information.

Once your R250 is received you will receive an e-ticket and you will be in the draw which will take place on 31 August at 7:15 in the morning. You are free to buy as many tickets as you wish and not more than 2000 will be sold. So those who enter stand very good chance of winning.

Your support of our competition will help in the ongoing support of Radio Veritas.
We urge you not to delay in buying your tickets as at this price they will be sold out in no time.  This is a magnificent prize in the centenary year of the apparitions in Fatima.

Prize includes: All flights ex-Johannesburg (incl. airport taxes), accommodation in 4/5-star hotels (sharing) with breakfast and dinner, hotel taxes, transfers, travel insurance, travelling on air-conditioned luxury buses, English-speaking guides, entrance fees as per itinerary.  For more information visit www.fowlertours.co.za

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