Louw is the founder of Skill Pioneers Training and a former Mr Gay World. He is the Director of the National Arts Association of SA and can be seen in several Television productions. To date he has been published in more than 200 publications and has won several awards for his outstanding contribution to the arts and as an activist for equality and mental health.
In his final year of High school, Louw went to Los Angeles for acting classes as well as runway training from Michael Maddox and regained his title as World Champion for age groups 16-24. As part of the prize, he won a partial bursary for the New York School of Film and Television but could never attend due to financial challenges. Despite this, he was awarded the Boksburg 5 Celebrity of the Year Award in the Arts category. In 2007 his first book, Volmaakte Gebrokenheid, was also published shortly before his 18th birthday.
In 2009 at the SA Championships of performing arts he was awarded Grand Champion Male Model and as part of his prize won a guest appearance on 7de Laan. In 2010 he went to New York to compete in the Talent America showcase hosted by Jane Eastwood. Upon returning from New York, he was seen in Pages of Note which was performed at Krêkvars Festival (University of Pretoria). This production, was re-written and under direction of Jennis Williamson, was seen at the 2014 Fringe-Grahamstown National Arts Festival. With his ongoing self-published works throughout the years, he was asked by Media24 to work at “Tweesent” (a KKNK-festival website) as journalist to review shows. Louw at the end of 2015 is seen as freelance Fashion Journalist on Africa News Networks entertainment program, BUZZ, as special fashion expert on #FashionMondays.
2012-2016 Louw was the owner of the intimate theatre venue, Live Arts Little Theatre, his own Cabaret Theatre Venue for up-and-coming artist and performers, it doubled as a drama school which not only showcased more than 300 sold out performances, but taught nearly 2000 students on that time. 2016 brought along new adventures as Louw took on Stage Management at Theatre on The Bay for the Pieter Dirk Uys musical, Die Van Aardes Van Grootoor.
In 2018 Louw set his sights on international partnership with theatres in Atlanta. The programme launched by Breytenbach, is now an internationally celebrated exchange programme which mentors’ young students in the performing arts sphere. This led to a greater call for training where his company, the National Arts Association, launched several intensive training programs and courses aimed at the development of the performing arts – Youth development is a strong passion of his.
At the start of 2019 Louw published the Afrikaans book “Sê jou sê” after the successful completion of the co-produced television program Drama Mammas (VIA147) in which Louw also stars.
As a businessman he is also the owner of Skill Pioneers, a global communication training institute which offers various workshops and training for students and business professionals. He is the proud holder of a degree in theatre education, a degree in education and a diploma in theology.
Louw has also worked extensively in television and was the presenter of Drama Mammas on VIA, script writer for KykNET’s ChatNOU, and featured in various shows including Legacy, Hoor My Sien My Soen My, and Vergewe My. In 2020 Louw made his bow as Director and Producer of the Documentary The Louw Down, a personal project for Howler and the Talent Theatre, focussing on Mental Health and depression. In 2022 he worked on various projects including Doodgewone Jo, Wys my ‘n Huis, Date Agteruit and Musiek Paniek for Afrikaans TV channel VIA (DSTV 147).
Louw’s passion shines through everything he does: His love for community, charity and kindness is the trademark of his character and for the past two years he has also proudly headed the GATE OF HOPE mental Health Awareness Campaign. Currently Louw is studying Life Coaching and devotes his time to charities, his family and his passions including exercise, reading and theatre. His latest charity drive FUTURE STEPS is aimed at raising funds for Elnor Primary in Cape Town, where he donates stationary supplies and school shoes for children who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Louw currently works in television production as a director for various television shows . He continues to inspire and advocate for mental health and LGBTQIA+ visibility and equality. He is also the proud founder of Pride Vellies, a queer shoe brand, of which the profits go to the Future Steps charity to put shoes on the feet of every student in South Africa.