January 12, 2021
Marilyn Radebe, who runs a female black-owned company, is breaking new ground in the Information and Communications Technology industry (ICT).
Radebe, who grew up in Ennerdale and Eldorado Park, is the founder and CEO of the Soma Solutions group of companies.
Soma Solutions is an IT company that focuses its efforts on developing and driving digitally-driven solutions for SMMEs and large enterprises. The company has invested time and resources in understanding the technology industry to identify gaps in current businesses and the IT environment.
The 39-year-old businesswoman, who founded Soma Solutions in 2008, said it was her older brother’s work in the ICT industry that had made her develop an interest in the IT space.
“My older brother was working within the ICT industry. He used to always expose me to a world of ICT through the conferences he would attend. And I saw ICT professionals working, the cars they were driving, the lifestyles they were living. So, it formed a thing in my head that I am going to study this,” said Radebe.