With a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of the North, Miller Matola began his career as a lecturer at Vista University where he worked for four years. During this time, he obtained a BA Honours (Cum Laude) from the University of Potchefstroom. Thereafter he took on a project management course whilst working as a Project Manager at a Technikon in South Africa.
He was then awarded a scholarship by the United States Agency, for International Development, to travel to the US amongst others as part of the USAID South Africa – Namibia Institute. Upon his return to South Africa in 1996, Miller was appointed to design a tourism course, which fuelled his interest in the tourism sector. Since then he has worked with various organizations in executive positions in the tourism and hospitality industries, including working with the Department of Tourism, Tourism KwaZulu-Natal, Wildlife KZN, Tourism Grading Council of SA, Durban Chamber of Commerce and the International Convention Center Durban, amongst others.