Dr Celiwe Ngwenya is an educationalist with a Doctor of Philosophy in Policy Studies from Stellenbosch University. Her journey began with a Higher Diploma in Education, majoring in Speech and Drama and English. It then extended to a B Ed (Hons) from UWC, then later an MEd in Philosophy of Education from Stellenbosch. It was during these pedagogical encounters that the hierarchical binaries at universities hit her. And how they can become a brutal cycle that determines who gets to access higher learning thus perpetuating the struggle of privileged versus disadvantaged. It is for these reasons that I have spent most of my life in humanitarian space. As a published researcher she has immersed herself in issues of social justice. Her research interests are democratisation, citizenship, and transformation in contemporary South Africa through decoloniality.