About Us

BGA was formed by a core team of industry specialists after more than two decades of providing Executive Protection, and related security services to clients in South Africa and abroad.

Get the right protectors for the job.

With over 20 years experience in the executive protection & security industries, BGA is a trusted leader when it comes to assessing the risks that our clients face, advising on appropriate solutions to mitigating these risks, and providing on-the-ground protection and support.

We strive to ensure our customer's peace of mind at all times. We uphold the highest standard of professional excellence through our pursuit of an unsurpassed work ethics. We aim to foster lasting relationships with each of our Client's and Strategic Partners.

BGA Management Team

Graham Ludwig

Graham Ludwig

Managing Director

Graham has over 20 years of operational and management experience in often demanding executive protection environments. He has used this experience to build two successful companies providing private and corporate security services to Fortune 500 companies, executives & VIP's.

Being highly focused, motivated and able to work both independently and collaboratively in a variety of settings, he offers highly diversified experience in both the private security and corporate services industries.

He is blessed to be surrounded and supported by a team of true professionals with diverse yet complimentary attributes, who constantly contribute to BGA Protection's comprehensive, specialised executive protection service.

Thokozani Buthelezi

Thokozani Buthelezi

Executive Director

Thokozani Buthelezi has a special focus on Business Development in both South Africa and abroad.

With over 16 years' experience in the private security industry, he has ensured the safety, security, and privacy of numerous at-risk clients and their families by providing them with a tailored, personalised close protection service. This approach supports our client's cultures and lifestyle and helps them reach their goals whilst keeping them safe, happy and productive.

He has been instrumental in the planning and execution of close protection projects for CEOs, dignitaries, heads of state, celebrities, and numerous other public figures.

Ilde Hugo

Ilde Hugo

Chief Operations Officer

Ilde Hugo has a special focus on operational planning, resources, internal & client relationships, admin & assessments.

With over 15 years' experience in the private security industry she is a highly motivated, confident and diplomatic team-player with strong logistical and planning skills. This enables her to support our clients while travelling both domestically and internationally. She has maintained an extensive network within the law enforcement, intelligence and private sector security industry throughout South Africa and into Africa, which helps her provide a service that keeps our clients safe, happy and productive.

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Contact information

Head Office - 9 Felstead Road, Randburg, Johannesburg

Fax: +27 (0) 86 608 4303

Durban - Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal

Cape Town - Racecourse Road, Milnerton, Cape Town

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