Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University graduate Devon-Jon MacKenzie started his career at SMSPortal with a student internship.
SMSPortal – the successful bulk SMS marketing business used by the likes of Pick ‘n Pay and Anglo American – was started in a Port Elizabeth garage in 2002 by two students from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
Today, the business has an annual turnover of over R300m and a growing international customer base, but founders Charles Stretch and James Pearce remain loyal to their roots.
The company, which has offices in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, has eight NMMU graduates within its broader team – and this year kicked off enticing paid internships in Cape Town for NMMU Computing Sciences or IT students or graduates. The next one is in June.
The company’s innovative application process requires applicants to first solve a programming riddle before SMSing their names to the company for the process to continue.
The upcoming internship – which is open to