Matthew attended Selborne Primary and Selborne College matriculating in 1988. He remains a dedicated Old Selbornian. As a keen sportsman, he represented his province at hockey and attained first team colours. Thereafter he studied at Rhodes Universuty and the University of South Africa where the B.PROC degree was conferred on him. He was admitted as an attorney in 1997 and a conveyancer shortly thereafter. Matthew also completed his national service in Kimberley. In maitaining an interest in sport, he has successfully completed both versions of the Comrades Marathon and presently five Two Oceans Ultra Marathons. Being brought up closely to farm life, he is a dedicated hunter and a committee member serving the Border Hunting Club. With the Wild Coast being so close to East London he is a keen rock and surf angler regularly visiting the former Transkei coastline. Married with children, he is firmly entrenched in the East London community. He looks forward to being of service to clients of the firm.