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Angelo C Louw

Journalist by profession & activist at heart

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Johannesburg South Africa

- Cause communicator
- Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute Advocacy Officer
- 2016 Hubert H Humphrey Fellow

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Professional details

Current Position(s)

Advocacy Officer | Advocacy | Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2016 - present

Social Development and Community Services

Provide vision, strategic direction for, and oversight of SPII's national, regional and international advocacy and campaign work. Manage production of the organisation's online platforms and publications - including its quarterly, SPII Talk.

Writer | Editorial | Playboy Magazine SA
Cape Town, South Africa | April 2011 - present

Online Media, Internet and E-Commerce

Secure and conduct exclusive interviews with high-profile persons of interest, particularly in business, entertainment and politics. Write analytical features looking at media industry trends

Previous Position(s)

Editorial & Production Manager: UNCUT Magazine | Media | LoveLife Trust
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2012 - December 2015

Social Development and Community Services

Content and production management of loveLife's print publication with a print run of 100 000 copies per edition and nationwide distribution at 573 sites, as well as five of its digital and social media platforms, including website. Implementation of cost-effective multimedia campaigns to achieve maximum exposure while meeting funder requirements. Direct oversight of content producers and freelance staff.

Writer & Community Manager | Editorial | TV Plus
Johannesburg, South Africa | April 2010 - March 2011

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Feature writer and social media content producer at the newly established Johannesburg bureau, tasked with extending the magazine's presence in city and coverage of Johannesburg-specific news.

Journalist | Editorial | The Witness
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | December 2008 - January 2010

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

This amazing opportunity to work for one of KwaZulu-Natal's largest daily newpapers opened many doors for me and allowed me exercised a host of skills I had acquired including: news, feature and review writing; sub-editing and page layout; as well as photography, particularly at events.

Educational history


Lenasia Secondary School, Johannesburg, South Africa (2004)


University of Witwatersrand (WITS)

Johannesburg, South Africa | February 2008 - November 2008

Bachelor of Arts Honours: Journalism & Media Studies - Journalism

Wits Journalism is a programme for aspirant and working journalists. Located in Johannesburg, at the heart of the country’s media, it is well placed to work closely with the industry and working professionals to ensure a rich and exciting centre of teaching, training, research and public engagement.

University of Witwatersrand (WITS)

Johannesburg, South Africa | February 2005 - November 2007

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Relations & Media Studies - Politics; Media



Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship | 2016

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector.

Young Leadership | 2014

Nelson Mandela Community Leadership Awards

Shortlist and nomination

Best Low Budget Campaign | 2013

Shortlisted as a finalist in the New Generation Social & Digital Awards for “Give Yourself a Hand”, a 2013 loveLife Masturbation Month campaign I conceptualised and managed

Academic Achievements

A-Class Pass in isiZulu | 2005

A-Class Pass in Language and Power | 2007

A-Class Pass in Photojournalism | 2008

Wits Journalism Best Production | 2008



South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF)

Ordinary member, September 2015 - present

Voluntary forum of senior journalists, editors and journalism educators from all areas of the media industry in South Africa.

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