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 Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Pretoria, and parish priest at the Church of the Beatitudes in Zwavelpoort.


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!”


Archbishop Emeritus William Slattery OFM - Contributor to Matins on Tuesdays from 07h15

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 in 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.

 arnaldo Fr Arnaldo Nyathi - Portuguese Mass (Saturday 12pm)

Fr Arnaldo is a parish priest in the West Rand of Johannesburg and says mass in Portuguese every Saturday between 12h00 and13h00.




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