Our Team of Volunteers

 These are some of the part-time presenters who volunteer their time with us and whose services are so vital to Radio Veritas:

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Fr Chris Townsend - Teach Catholic (Tuesday 10am)

Fr Chris is the former communications officer at the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC) and presents 'Teach Catholic' with Sr Patricia Finn on Tuesdays at 10am. He is the parish priest at the Church of the Beatitudes in Zwavelpoort, Pretoria.

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Colin Yorke - Matins & Sunday Matins (Sunday to Friday 6am - 9am)

Colin studied music at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal School of Church Music in London and later joined the staff there as Headquarter's Choirmaster. He conducted his own choral society and orchestra in addition to full time secondary school teaching. After returning to SA in 1989 he was appointed to the music staff of the Wits University and as a senior music presenter/producer and newsreader at the SABC. He was appointed conductor of the Johannesburg Bach choir in 1990 and conducted many choral / orchestral concerts together with the SABC Symphony Orchestra. He joined Radio Veritas in 2004 and enjoys presenting the breakfast show, Matins, with Khanya Litabe. He says it's a privilege for him to present a three-hour live programme every Sunday, Sunday Matins from 06h00 - 09h00 - a good preparation for your Sunday mass.

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Fr Thabo Motshegwa - Changing Gear (Tuesday 4pm - 5.30pm)

Fr Thabo was born in Meadowlands, Soweto on the 17 December 1969. He went to school at St Matthew in Rockville, Soweto. He began his priestly formation at St Paul Hammanskraal in 1992, philosophy at St Peters between 1993 and 1994, and theology at St John Vianney from 1995 to 1999. He was ordained to priesthood by Bishop Reginald Orsmond on the 11-12-1999 at the Cathedral of Christ the King. Appointed Secretary and Chancellor of the Archdiocese in January 2000 and parish of St Angela, Dobsonville 16 August 2002-2006, St Peters Kagiso 2004-2006, St Albert Vosloorus from 2009 August to 2011, Administrator of the Cathedral of Christ the King 2012 to present. Received a Lincense in Canon Law from Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome. Episcopal Vicar for Vocations, Judge in the marriage tribunal, chairperson of the Interdiocesan professional conduct of Johannesburg, Member of the college of Consultors, member of the Council of Priests.


Oriela and Graeme van der Walt - Pearls before Nine (Tuesday 8pm - 9pm)

A couple, Graeme and Ori present this magazine programme, which is a mix of stories with a message, trivia questions, poetry and a bit of humour and fun. At its centre is prayer and living out the faith as a couple, where presenters and listeners alike have the opportunity to enrich their faith through views, news and interviews.

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Toni Rowland - Family Matters (Wednesday 9am - 10am)

Toni, together with her late husband Chris, was involved in marriage and family ministry for many years. As coordinator of the SACBC Family Life Desk and MARFAM she continued her passion for building strong families and promoting “the Good News of Family Life” through the media apostolate with MARFAM publications, and the 'Family Matters' programme on Radio Veritas. She is an educator and musician by profession, has 4 married children and 7 grandchildren and the listeners have heard her say for many years, “FAMILY MATTERS! Where would you be without your mom, dad, brothers and sisters and even your granny!”


Anne Taylor - Reflections (Tuesday 9am)

Anne is a drama and speech teacher who has mentored many well-known faces and voices on South African television and radio.  She loves words, books, sounds, theatre, music and has a witty way of delivering poetry in her programme: 'Reflections' on Tuesdays at 9am. She also teaches from time to time at St John Vianney Seminary in Pretoria.

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Fr Lawrence Mduduzi Ndlovu - The Arts Edition (Friday 4pm - 5.30pm)

Fr Lawrence was born in Diepkloof, Soweto. He is a lecturer at SA's Catholic University: St Augustine's College. He is also a writer, a poet and speaker and arts enthusiast. Through Changing Gear: The Arts Edition he brings art, art galleries, artists, music, books to life. As a writer Fr Lawrence has contributed for Catholic publications: the Southern Cross, Spotlight Africa and others: The Daily Maverick, The Thinker, The South African, The Huffington Post, News 24.


Archbishop Emeritus William Slattery OFM - Changing Gear (Thursday 4pm to 5.30pm)

Archbishop Slattery was born in Tipperary , Ireland, 6 Sept 1943. He studied secondary school with the Franciscans and then joined that Order in 1962 and made final vows in 1966. Studied for a B.A. at the National University of Ireland in Galway. He studied theology and received his licence in STh in Rome 1970. He came to South Africa in 1971. He worked in Sebokeng, Sharpeville, Boipatong in the Vaal Triangle of Johannesburg diocese. He was appointed novice master of the Franciscans and parish priest of Besters in the diocese of Dundee between 1975 and 1983. Set up formation program in Malawi. He became superior of the Franciscans in the Transvaal and then appointed by the Bishops’ Conference as Rector of St John Vianney Seminary 1984-1991. He was General visitator of the Franciscans in East Africa. Postulant Master and parish priest in Amatikhulu \ Gingindlovu in the diocese of Eshowe. He was appointed Bishop of Kokstad in November 1993, consecrated bishop Feb 19, 1994. He was n the Board of the SACBC 1997-2006 as Chair of the department of Seminaries. He has published religious and spiritual books in Sotho, Zulu, Xhosa and Sepedi.

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Fr Arnaldo is a parish priest at Holy Angels in Bez Valley and says mass in Portuguese every Saturday between 12h00 - 13h00.




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