Mathebe Ngwanyambe Carolina was born on July 30th 1966 in Voyentin, Utsane. She was raised by her parents at Walmansdal. She started schooling at the age of 7 in 1974 at Swarisanang Primary School.
In 1982 she proceeded to Utsane High School where she completed her grade 12 in 1985. She obtained Diplomas in Community Development and Agriculture from University of Limpopo (Turfloop) and Lowveld College of Agriculture respectively. This was coupled with certificate programmes in Health Management (University of Natal), Certificate in Business Management (Trident Business School), Executive Leadership Programme (University of Pretoria) and Management Development Programme (University of Limpopo).
She is currently studying with UNISA for Degree Human Ecology in Agriculture. Her student political background ranges from the fecund days of COSAS and SASCO.
She served as Ward Councillor from the year 2005 to 2011. In 2006 she was deployed to serve in the EXCO of Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality as the Deputy Chairperson for LED and IDP until the end of council term in 2011.
Mathebe has been an activist for a better part of her life. She has served in the structures of the ANC with flying colours. She was elected chairperson of ANC Fawceth Mathebe branch from 2000 – 2001. She was elected as the active member of ANC Sekhukhune Regional Executive Committee from 2009 and is still serving. She is a member of ANC Sekhukhune Regional Women's League and participates in the programmes of the ANCWL.