PORT Elizabeth is rising as a software development city. Companies with headquarters in other South African and foreign cities are drawn there by the low cost of property and rentals, the quality of life, and a pipeline of graduates who are skilled in software development.Korbitec, a member of the LexisNexis Group, opened a software development office in the city this year."Port Elizabeth is a really good prospect for us because we are in the business of product development, not outsourcing. We are constantly looking for talented software development students and graduates. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in Port Elizabeth and Rhodes University in nearby Grahamstown are our main recruitment areas, and have been for the past 11 years," says Korbitec software development and operations GM Peter Raine.Korbitec serves legal, property and credit professionals. It also has software development teams in Cape Town and Johannesburg."Software development is a global language tha...

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