Octavian expands into South Africa with support from MSDUK Global Affiliates


With multiple operations already in the UK, USA and Dubai, an MSDUK certified supplier Octavian is expanding its global footprint by opening offices in South Africa.

Global-Link Program:

MSDUK is associated with the USA-based National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). NMSDC has over 3,000 corporate members and 15,000 certified minority businesses and a Global Link Programme with affiliated organisations in Australia, Canada, China and South Africa.

MSDUK takes a delegation each year to the annual conferences held by our affiliates to assist suppliers to expand globally into new markets, and it was at one of these conferences where Octavian CEO Sukhi first met Gary Joseph, President South African Supplier Diversity Council (SASDC).

“Gary and I met at the MSDUK Awards Ceremony and we hit it off from there. We met again at the NMSDC Conference in USA and we developed our relationship further, where Gary encouraged us to make the move into South Africa.” Sukhi Ghuman, CEO Octavian Security

The Outcome:

The company will create more than 500 jobs in the country as a result of the move. Cornelius Muyunda, Octavian’s newly appointed Director of Africa, said “South Africa is a very exciting new market for Octavian and is a country which faces a number of security challenges in terms of crime and terrorist threats. South Africa is one of the most at risk countries across Africa, so we have worked hard to develop specific offerings and skill sets to meet these needs.