Ruan completed one year of Law after which he decided to pursue a course in Journalism. He completed his BA. Journalism Degree at University of Johannesburg in 2015. He then decided to follow his interest in Philosophy and completed his Honours degree in Philosophy at University of Johannesburg in 2016. He obtained a distinction for his main research essay titled "Beyond Objectivism: A Philosophical Study of Truth in Journalism." Philosophy is an asset when it comes to impartiality and perceiving and considering facts from different perspectives. He completed the UCT accredited MiM course in Medical Negligence Mediation and plans to pursue a career in conflict resolution.