Matome was born and raised in a small village in the Limpopo Province, and graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2011 with an LLB degree. While at University, Matome was an avid advocate of Human Rights through the Street Law programme. He first joined the Centre as a legal intern in March 2012, and also did a stint as public defender with Legal Aid South Africa as part of his articles. Since completion of his articles in 2015 he is responsible for the Centre’s community support and environmental rights training programme. He is also the coordinator for the steering committee of the Mining and Environmental Justice Community Network. Matome’s hobbies include watching Quentin Tarantino films and networking with people from different walks of life.