Tumelo obtained his BSc degree in Computer science and Mathematics and Honours degree in Mathematical Science at the North-West University and joined SOCCO as an MSc student. He since obtained an MSc in Applied Ocean Science from the University Of Cape Town investigating wind variability in the South Atlantic Sector of the Southern Ocean and the Influence on the Upper Ocean in a Numerical Ocean Model.

Currently, he’s combining these fields in his PhD which focuses on developing Earth System Modelling capabilities from a Southern perspective using South Africa’s Center for High-Performance Computing (CHPC).