Dr Coenie Louw

Dr Coenie Louw holds an MBChB degree from the University of Pretoria and is a fellow of the College of Family Physicians with a postgraduate Diploma in HIV Management from the Colleges of Medicine (CMSA). He is the founder of Gateway Health Institute; working in the fields of Health, Nutrition and Human Rights with a special focus on adolescents, youth and key population groups. Coenie has a special interest in sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people and vulnerable/marginalised groups as well as the drivers of HIV/AIDS such as gender-based violence and substance use. He is the innovator responsible for developing and managing the implementation of award-winning programs such as SmartParent, StartSmart and SmartAgric and is currently the communications lead for the South African Civil Society for Women’s. Adolescents’ and Children’s Health.




It’s time to profit from your own purpose


“Purpose, by its nature, transcends making money,” said MIT professors Julian Birkinshaw, Nicolai J. Foss and Siegwart Lindenberg. Have you ever dreamed of getting paid to do something that you love and are the most passionate about? It’s likely that you have at some point, but life somehow got in the way and you diverted down a career […]

Is the City ready to deal with issues linked to the sale of historical public rental stock?


The City of Cape Town’s Human Settlements Directorate is offering about 9 000 qualifying tenants who are living in Council-owned rental properties the opportunity to purchase their units and to become property owners. These properties include free-standing and semi-detached houses, terraced or row houses and maisonettes that are located across the city in areas such […]

What happened to the Socialist Revolutionary Workers’ Party?


There must be no doubt whatsoever that the dismal performance of the Socialist Revolutionary Workers’ Party (SRWP) in the recent elections was a nasty shock for socialist supporters and sympathisers. The key question therefore is why and how did it happen that a party initiated by the 370 000 strong National Union of Metalworkers of […]


Visual storytelling is a powerful learning tool

Visual storytelling is fundamental to the human experience, and one of our oldest forms of expression. From using fire to animate cave art, to...


No justice for the victims of apartheid

ON OCTOBER 27, 1971, the parents of South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol were told that their son had committed suicide by throwing himself out of the...


Book review: Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation

‘Breaking A Rainbow, Building A Nation’ is a first-hand account of the university protests known as #FeesMustFall that gripped South Africa between 2015 and...