He obtained the LLB degree from the University of Venda in 2005. He did Practical Legal training at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 2006. He has post graduate certificates in corporate law as well as another one in banking law and financial markets.
Mr Lamola holds two master's degrees from the University of Pretoria. His first one is in corporate law, where he explored the regulation of property syndication schemes. His research looked at the roles of regulators in the regulation of taking deposits from the public, the conflation of the Companies Act, Banks Act and the Reserve Bank Act.
His second master’s degree is in extractive law in Africa where he focused on corporate social investment by the mining and energy sector. His research suggests that the Department of Minerals and Energy's enforcement unit is inadequately resourced to ensure compliance with the social labour plans by companies in the sectors.
He is the former deputy president of the ANC Youth League. He sits in two of its most powerful structures: the NEC and the national working committee (NWC). He was elected to the NEC at the December 2017 conference.
He was the Acting spokesperson of the Mpumalanga Premier from January 2011 until October 2011. The Director in the Office of the MEC of Culture Sports and Recreation in Mpumalanga from July 2009 until January 2011 and he served as a Transversal Unit Manager at the Govan Mbeki Municipality between March and June 2009.