Appointed as an associate professor of economics in 2012, and a professor of economics in 2014. Joined UWC in April 2015 from NMU. NRF Rated as an established researcher in 2012 for the 6-year cycle, 2012-2018. Currently, chair of the Economics Department and acting Deputy Dean, Academic Affairs at the faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Matthew is also a Research Associate at the Nelson Mandela University.