Our Team

 These are the full-time members of the team at Radio Veritas

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 Fr Emil Blaser OP - Executive Director

FR Emil is a Dominican friar with many years of experience in leadership and broadcasting.  He has been presenting radio and television religious programmes since 1976. In 1995 he presented a weekly Catholic TV programme on MNET. A former provincial of the Dominicans in SA, he was also associate secretary general of the SACBC and while there conceived Radio Veritas. He also has many years of experience as a pastor. He is well known nationally and internationally in media circles. He is a member of the Catholic Media Advisory Committee for the SA Catholic Bishops’ Conference. He says: "There is nothing wrong in dreaming. And it is particularly rewarding when one's dream becomes reality."


Olinda Orlando - Deputy Director and Creative Director - Programming

Olinda, a former Dominican pupil from de Montfort Convent, is now, in her own words, a Dominican granny. She is a very talented and creative person. She has been with Radio Veritas since 1998, has done counselling, was involved in Marriage Encounter with her husband Marc, and is very well read. She brings with her lots of challenge, insight and warmth as a sensitive human being and her knowledge and experience of the Church are invaluable to the station. She is also a writer

Khanya Litabe

Khanya Litabe - Production Manager 

A convert to the Catholic faith, Khanya is from Phuthaditjhaba, Qwaqwa. Founder and organiser of the former Radio Veritas Choir Festival - a catalyst for most choirs within the Archdiocese of Johannesburg.  Khanya is a talented computer technologist and musician who plays the organ in his parish, St Peter Claver in Pimville, Soweto. He is currently our Production Manager and also presents the daily celebrations programme 'Soft Options' and choral music programme 'Ya Lla Meropa' on Sunday afternoons. He is our musical consultant and our first point of call for any technical problem.


Genni Rogers - Admin Manager

Genni is a most experienced office administrator and works half days, keeping our books and database up to date. She brings a vast administrative experience to Radio Veritas. Her brightness and efficiency make her a valuable member of staff.

Allan Phadi

Allan Phadi - Technical Producer

Allan hails from Orlando West, Soweto and he goes to the St Martin De Porres parish. More affectionately known as Kenny, he completed his audio training with Inhouse Records. He started out on his radio career at Fusion Fm and later met Fr Emil in 2004 at our former studio’s in Troyville.


Tiiso Mosoeu -  Production Assistant & Presenter

Tiiso Mosoeu is a music-driven, ambitious young man from Molapo, Soweto. His love for radio stems from the passion he has for music, he obtained a National Media Studies Diploma at Boston Media House,  majoring in radio broadcasting, programming and Public Relations. He joined Radio Veritas as a voice- over artist for the Youthwise show and now has been involved in the Breakfast show with Fr. Emil Blaser.  He also produces and presents a Saturday morning programme from 7 – 9: Blessings Avenue.


Sheila Pires - Producer & Presenter

Sheila Pires has been with Radio Veritas since 2004 and has been involved in Radio since mid-eighties back in Mozambique. Sheila is enthusiastic and passionate about Radio & Television Production; As a Producer Production Assistant in Programming, Sheila produces and presents daily mass (12 pm), Catholic View (18h30, Tuesdays to Fridays) and our Portuguese programme ‘Fala Bonito’ every Thursday from 7 pm to 8 pm. She also puts together the Saturday programmes (Vatican Collage, French Programme, and Portuguese Mass).

Thato Mokoena - CD Librarian and Presenter

Thato Mokoena comes from Garangkuwa and travels about 40 minutes each day to work because he loves working at Catholic Radio Veritas. He has had experience working as a news and current affairs officer at Motsweding FM and studied journalism at TUT in Soshanguwe.  He is an enthusiastic choir conductor at Christ the New Man parish.  He is also a good maintenance person, specialising in plumbing. At Radio Veritas he is responsible for the music library and the initial compilation of music reports for ICASA and SAMRO. He also presents programmes in Setswana.

Lucia Zwane

Lucia Zwane - Database maintenance and administration

Lucia comes from Ennerdale and matriculated at Riverlea High School in Johannesburg. She started at Radio Veritas in 2007 as a temp, to get our database up to date and to help with our research programme. We soon discovered a very pleasant and hardworking person who would add efficiency to our operation. She is now our office administrator and personal assistant to Genni Rogers, our admin manager. 

Nomsa Zulu - Housekeeper 

Nomsa comes from Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal and has been in Johannesburg for the past five years. She has been employed at Radio Veritas since December 2015.  She keeps our premises clean and is a mother to us with all our needs.

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