What does your gut tell you about whether you’re living with a cheater?

In an era of technology and the freedom that mobile phones and other devices bring, it’s become a whole lot easier for a spouse to cheat on a partner, which has simply complicated an already emotionally painful experience for anyone who suspects a spouse of cheating.

Let there be no doubt about it, more people in a relationship than not feel that chatting which includes sexual talk is as good as cheating.  Not all of us feel that it’s okay!

For many, finding an email love letter addressed to someone other than themselves creates a sense of betrayal, humiliation and pain, no matter whether the recipient of the email is on another continent and hasn’t had physical contact.

If it’s hidden, there’s something not right, which is when you’re entitled to address your own rights with your spouse, but back to what your gut may be telling you about whether your spouse is cheating on you.

Of course it can be a girlfriend or boyfriend cheating on you, it’s no less painful naturally, but how do you know whether what your sixth sense may be telling you is real or imagined?

Simply imagining that your partner is cheating is frightening enough, but when all the alarm bells are going off it’s hard to define the line between what’s real and what isn’t.

None of us ever want to be confronted by words like affair, adultery, infidelity and cheating, but, as any private investigator in South Africa will tell you, this is one of the main reasons that people will contact a private investigator.

Not all the signs that point towards the possibility that your spouse may be cheating mean they are, it takes more than just a few of the red flags to be raised to consider that you may be dealing with infidelity or an affair.

There are people who would rather know than to keep imagining and living in fear of being cheated on, and, who on hiring a cheating spouse detective, are set at ease that the reality is different to what was imagined, taking immense pressure off the ability to trust a loved one.

If what you’re feeling is impacting the trust and comfort in your relationship, and if the uncertainty becomes unbearable, you may choose to confront the truth, no matter how painful it may be if your suspicions are confirmed.

If you’re at the place where you need to take action rather than to live in that uncertainty, choose your private investigator carefully.

The emotions you’re dealing with by the time you hire an investigator are painful enough, without ending up with someone who has little compassion and even less understanding for the place you’re in on the inside.

What King Investigators bring to a difficult investigation like this is to treat you with the sensitivity you’ll need during the process, and to take your fears seriously.

They’ll make what is a shattering experience a little less frightening, guiding you with their experience and professionalism, so that you can make the right decisions about how you want the investigation to go forward.

It’s not about the budget for these investigators, another thing you really need to know going in.  You’ll have a clear idea of what can be done on the basis of the finances you have available to get to the bottom of what’s going on, without a doubt.

The guys at King Investigators are considered the number one cheating spouse detectives in South Africa, and they leave no stone unturned in their determination to bring the truth to light on your behalf.

If you suspect infidelity or cheating, chat to Jacques Botha about how and where to start this very difficult journey.  He and his registered private investigators are fully equipped to make sure that you have the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth at the end of the investigation.

Personal reasons for hiring a private investigator

The number one reason anyone resorts to hiring a professional private investigator is that whatever the information they’re looking for, is not what they can find on their own in safety.

Where issues such as domestic abuse are involved there are lives at risk, which makes it extremely dangerous for the person at risk, or even family members, to gather proof of the abuse without raising the risk level of the situation.

If the evidence required is such that it can be used in a court, it’s imperative that a professional, experienced private investigator be hired to do what is unsafe for the individual to do.

The reasons for hiring a private investigator in such deeply personal issues is never easy, but, if lives, children or marriages are at risk, then each of us deserves to have someone who can be trusted to protect us during an investigation, and then to produce irrefutable evidence of wrongdoing.

Dealing with an investigative firm such as King Investigators is the first step to protecting your own interests and safety, based on the fact that this team of investigators are consummate investigators with over ten years’ worth of experience in the field.

Personal reasons for hiring a private investigator

Domestic abuse

Despite the fact that domestic abuse is an issue that is regularly highlighted and discussed in the open, it remains one of the most frightening crimes that are kept secret by those being abused.

Police don’t get involved in domestic abuse, all they can do is arrest and hold the abuser overnight, but this unfortunately often puts the victim in even more danger once he or she returns home.

Having evidence of abuse is a completely different matter.  The only way to get the level of evidence that can be used in a criminal prosecution safely is to bring in a trusted private investigator who will protect the victim throughout the investigation.

This type of evidence is absolutely necessary if it is to be used in a divorce case or custody case, and for that, evidence that’s irrefutable must be presented to the court.

Infidelity and divorce

If there is infidelity involved in a divorce, the proof has to be of such a standard that it will be accepted in court. Evidence has to be of this level so that the lawyer for the opposing party cannot poke holes in it, and the judge will also not be able to ignore this type of solid evidence.

If, for any reason, one spouse suspects the other of being involved in criminal activities, having absolute evidence to back up suspicions is going to be of the utmost importance when it comes to a divorce case.

Child custody

The fight for custody is deeply emotional, with each parent wanting the best for their child, but, there is often one party who may not have the best interests of the child at heart and is simply using the child as a weapon against the other.

Children’s rights come first, and even if custody is to be shared, children are often exposed to drug and alcohol abuse, which can only lead to neglect and child endangerment on the part of the guilty party.

When there is any indication that abuse or neglect of the child is taking place, it’s vital for the party petitioning for custody to have evidence to prove that this is indeed what’s happening.

Your private investigator knows exactly how to go about gathering the type of evidence that will assist you to protect your child from any of these situations, and it’s the foremost way to present your case to the court.

Whether you need evidence in order to protect yourself, your children or any other member of your family, contact the registered private investigators at King Investigators, they have the background, experience and knowledge that’s absolutely necessary in such profoundly personal circumstances.


Let King Investigators assist you to protect your business enterprises

People in the workplace are going to try to get away with anything that’ll supplement an income, especially in an economy on a downward spiral, which includes petty theft and pilfering.

It may be as small as taking printing paper and other stationery home, or as big as funnelling company funds into the account of an employee.

Its more often than not hard for an employer to put their finger on the problem, especially if it’s theft of stock or overtime charged that isn’t worked in, which is why it’s often necessary for a business to hire a private investigator to get to the bottom of the situation.

The selling of sensitive company information, such as customer data bases, theft of company secrets such as an acquisition about to take place, or a new product in development is big business, with crime syndicates offering large sums of money to employees to cough up this information.

Asset misappropriation is one of the greatest threats to business today, brought on by, in broad terms, creating false invoices, stealing information and patents, manipulating accounts and using company assets to line employee pockets, or using company time to do personal work.

A report in IOL about the PwC’s biennial Global Economic Crime Survey released in February 2018 says, ‘South African organisations are facing the highest instances of economic crime in the world, with economic crime reaching its highest level in the past decade’.

These are frightening statistics for any organisation, big or small, and the losses incurred are massive as each financial year passes.

In an economy that is already reaching crippling levels, no one can afford these kinds of losses, which is why many businesses will work with King Investigators to find out exactly what’s happening out of sight.

There are many more examples of the types of fraud committed by employees, but, if you really want to know what’s happening in your business behind the scenes, a private investigator is your best option.

The reason for this is that although you’ll want to call in the authorities, it is to your benefit that you first do your own investigation so that you’ll have evidence of the crime committed, before deciding on the appropriate course of action to be taken against the employee.

Although many people think that private investigators live a high flying life of excitement, the opposite is true, in that an investigator needs to have a high aptitude for exploration and analysis of reams of data in order to get to the core of any investigation.

King Investigators regularly carry out a full range of business intelligence services, which include asset misappropriation, financial fraud, internal theft and accounting theft, to name a few.

These types of investigation require a high level of experience and professionalism, which is why Jacques Botha, owner of King Investigators in Johannesburg and Pretoria, and his team, are in demand as partners to businesses experiencing any type of employee theft.

In-depth employee background checks are a good place to start, but when all else fails, it may be time to institute polygraph tests and voice stress analysis tests to get to the truth and catch perpetrators of crime in your business.

Let King Investigators give you the support you need to stop the drain on your profits and to regenerate your profit margin to where it should be, by contacting Jacques today for a confidential conversation about what an investigation would entail.

King Investigators provide high level undercover surveillance

Undercover surveillance is a speciality field in the world of private investigations, and, if you aren’t careful about who you’ll trust to tackle your case, you could wind up with egg on your face.

As undercover surveillance experts, King Investigators bring the highest level of training and many years’ worth of experience in the field to every investigation they undertake.

As a registered private investigator, Jacques Botha, owner, heads an expert team of investigators in South Africa, covering a wide spectrum of investigative services made possible through the use of state of the art technology, which is incorporated into undercover surveillance to achieve high success rates.

Another aspect of what makes King Investigators worth trusting with the most confidential information is the fact that Jacques and his team go to bat to maintain a reputation for honesty and integrity in a field that works at uncovering dishonesty.

As a result of the commitment to delivering honest results at competitive prices, top law firms, companies, corporations and international clients rely on King Investigators to deliver the facts, without any frills.

These are results that can stand up to scrutiny in court, to the extent that it is seldom that an investigator from this team has to back up his evidence in court.

This is a team that knows the value of having an intimate knowledge of law, which is an absolute necessity if you’re looking for evidence that is untainted by methods not acceptable to their industry.

The fact that King Investigators is registered with the PSIRA, the governing body that ensures its members operate according to standards that demand a high standard of evidence gathering, is indicative of their professional standards.

If the private investigator you’re planning to hire isn’t registered as a private investigator or with the PSIRA, look elsewhere immediately!

Back to why undercover surveillance is such a specialised field.  If an investigator is carrying out surveillance on behalf of a client wanting proof of infidelity, divorce or child safety (includes child custody and safety when not with custodial parent), the subject of investigation cannot be alerted to the fact that they are under surveillance.

The danger point in all of these highly emotive situations is when the investigator is exposed, which then leads to danger for the client who instituted the investigation.

Jacques is very aware of these dangers and has had his fair share of high risk investigations in South Africa and internationally, over the course of ten years in the field, which is exactly what any client should be able to rely on in an investigator carrying out undercover surveillance.

Being an undercover investigator is demanding, physically and mentally, calling for the ability to think on the go and to adjust to changes that happen unexpectedly, as they do.

To accomplish this at the highest level requires a lot of common sense on the part of the investigator, as well as excellent communication skills thrown into the mix for a successful operation.

If you’re looking for a top private investigator in Johannesburg and Pretoria, let King Investigators introduce you to the way any undercover investigation should be conducted.

Your confidentiality and security is of the highest value to Jacques and his team, so that even if you simply want to find out more about what these investigators can bring to the table in a case you may want investigated, your query and information will be absolutely inviolate.

When you want evidence that can be trusted in any case, contact King Investigators

Driven by a passion for excellence in the field of private investigations, King Investigators are a prime example of a professional investigative company that can deliver proof of any wrongdoing on the behalf of a client, without in any way compromising on their own integrity.

Integrity is essential in this world that often reaches into the darker underbelly of life to deliver evidence of wrongdoing in any case.

This is where the professionalism of the team of PI’s from King Investigators draws the line between investigating the darker sides of life and remaining objective witnesses, without compromising their own integrity.

Honesty and the swift delivery of results is the bottom line at King Investigators, earning them a reputation for being able to provide the level of evidence that is irrefutable and cannot be torn apart in court due to the professionalism of this team.

As registered members of PSiRA, the governing body of the safety and security industry, King Investigators knows, understands and works according to the strict rules and regulations governing the way in which investigations are undertaken.

Technology also plays a major part in investigations undertaken by King Investigators. The use of technology during investigations has opened up many new avenues for private investigators to explore, and, with a keen analytical ability, this often leads to the lowering of investigative costs for clients and an even higher quality of evidence.

The hands-on side of private investigations, which is undercover surveillance, will always need feet on the ground and human intelligence, however, technology also plays a major part in undercover surveillance today, giving the team at King Investigators a latitude that didn’t exist prior to the growth of technology.

Having been in the investigative field for over ten years, King Investigators is closely affiliated with private businesses, corporate conglomerates, legal firms and insurance companies, which speaks to their level of professionalism and proven reputation.

In addition to this, King Investigators work with many overseas investigators who need a local investigator in South Africa they can rely on to deliver quality services.

Jacques Botha, owner of King Investigators, has also undertaken his fair share of dangerous investigations Venezuela and Brazil, as well as in countries bordering South Africa such as Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland, right across to Mozambique, which has only served to add to an already outstanding reputation.

Whether you need an investigator in your personal capacity as an individual or in your business capacity, it would be hard to find an investigative firm that has as high a rate of success or experience such as can be found at King Investigators.

For anyone suspecting a spouse of infidelity, at King Investigators you have the number one cheating spouse detective on your side when you decide that you want someone you can trust with this very difficult experience.

Smoking out employees who steal, or finding assets hidden by one party or the other in a divorce case is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the range of investigative services offered by King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Contact King Investigators for peace of mind when you’re ready to take the big step towards getting any investigation off the ground.


Private investigators as professionals date back to early 1700’s

Well, not quite, since as far back as the mind can go there has always been a need for spies, especially in the legendary battles of ancient Egypt, Sumeria, Rome, Germania and the city of legends, Babylon, in Persia.

Wherever wars have been fought or information needed to gain the upper hand in any situation, there have been those willing to risk life and limb for the information, either out of passion for a cause or a few pieces of silver to line their pockets.

Naturally, as far as we can cast our minds back, infidelity has existed, the difference between then and now is that a private investigator today is licensed to provide evidence, whereas back then it was more than likely that the procurer of the evidence would also become executioner!

Of course, none of these could be considered private investigators in the true sense of the word, but, information is information and sometimes the only way to get it back then was to spy!

Who were the first official private detectives?

The Bow Street Runners

Set up in 1749 The Bow Street Runners, under these auspices, were the first real professional police force ever established in London, which would, by 1839, ultimately give way to the Metropolitan Police of today.

While this isn’t what would be called a recognised private investigations firm, it was to be the beginning of a semblance of order in the field.

French (CID), the Sûreté Nationale

The French (CID), the Sûreté Nationale was founded in 1809 by the first recognised private investigator, Eugène François Vidocq. This same man had started on the wrong side of the law, doing everything that he would use later to investigate crimes of all types, based on his own experience as a criminal.

He’d made a deal with the head of the Criminal Department in Paris to become an informant in order to serve out the balance of a prison sentence he’d yet again escaped, and turned it into a true baddy gone good story!

Vidocq’s experience as a criminal turned him into one of the first true criminalists, making him the true father of Private Investigators. He also founded Le bureau des Renseignements (the office of information), which was both a detective agency and a private police force when needs be.

The Pinkerton’s

The Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency was founded by Alan Pinkerton.  He was a Scotsman who immigrated to the US to in 1842, became a deputy sheriff and eventually the first police detective in Chicago in 1850.

When Pinkerton found out about a plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, he went on to found the beginnings of the US Secret Service during the Civil War.

Private Investigators today

Today, private investigators are professionals who are licensed to carry out their tradecraft according to a high standard of ethics, remaining well within the law in order to provide clients the confidence that they’re dealing with highly trained, competent professionals.

The body that regulates the industry in South Africa is the PSiRA, whose objective is to regulate the private security industry in the interests of the public and the industry itself.

The types of cases that private investigators undertake today cover a vast range of cases, from fraud and criminal investigations to business intelligence, infidelity to lie detector or voice stress analysis tests.

As registered, licenced private investigators, a firm such as King Investigators in South Africa is able to offer services that are versatile, giving this team the upper hand in that it can do more than one type of investigation for a client if needs be.

If you need the benefit of a trusted, honest private investigator in Johannesburg and Pretoria, contact King Investigators today for a confidential chat that will give you a starting point for the case you are wanting to pursue.

How will you know whether a PI will take you for a ride or not?

If you were to hire a builder you would do your homework on him, wouldn’t you? Well, the same goes for hiring a private investigator in South Africa.

Finding the right one means that you need to arm yourself with the most important questions to ask him right off the bat. This is where you get to become the investigator, and it’s an important role for you to play if what you want is evidence that is true and irrefutable, gathered legally.

Here are a few questions you need to ask

What’s his background?

More often than not you’ll find that a private investigator has a background in law enforcement, which gives him a balanced understanding of what a thorough investigation requires.

It also means that he’s more than likely seen it all, which he now brings to bear on any case he’ll undertake.

Is he licenced as a private investigator?

It’s essential to work with a licenced investigator, not only to ensure the quality of evidence presented, but also to have recourse if you have any reason to believe that you have been misled in any way.

Make sure that he is registered with PSiRA, which is the governing body of the security industry.

How long has he been in the industry?

No education can beat experience out in the field, especially in the world of PI’s. Undercover surveillance can be very dangerous and the only way to ensure the safety of the private investigator and the client is that the PI have many years’ worth of experience behind him.

In the case of King Investigators, owner Jacques Botha has been a registered Private Investigator for over ten years, splitting his time between criminal and civil investigations in South Africa and across its borders.

Does he have knowledge of the legal system?

This is a very important question for you to ask, especially if the evidence you require will be presented in court. If the PI knows nothing about the legal system or about law enforcement, there’s a high probability that he’ll end up gathering evidence illegally and overstepping the boundaries of the code of ethics that governs the industry.

Is he up to date with technology?

If you ask Jacques Botha, owner of King Investigators this question, he can answer unequivocally that the only way that he and his team of professional PI’s can offer an outstanding service, is to make sure they are able to use state of the art technology to achieve quality results faster than ever before.

Possible costs of the investigation?

It’s unfortunate but true that there are some private investigators who will literally fleece you as much as they can, padding expense accounts and adding extras that were never agreed upon, and then leave you with empty hands and tainted evidence.

If the PI you’re talking to is open about costs of an investigation you’ll know you’re at the right place. He’ll tell you about what can be done for how much, and where you can save and still get the best evidence possible from a true professional.

Contact King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg with all these questions and you’ll find that the answers are exactly as they should be for an investigative firm that values honesty, integrity and professionalism above all!

Here’s what lies ahead when you hire a cheating spouse detective

If you’ve reached a point where you need to know whether your spouse is cheating or not, you’re going to need the support of a professional cheating spouse detective in South Africa.

That support will be vital to you as you move through these uncharted waters, especially since you can rely on the fact that your private investigator will be able to make it a little easier on you by the mere fact that they remain objective throughout the case.

This objectivity is what can help you to retain the strength not to let on to your spouse that he or she is being investigated, which counts for a lot if it turns out that your suspicions are unfounded. There is then still space to save the relationship from damage.

If it’s the best cheating spouse detective you want on your case, then King Investigators in Gauteng can and will leave no stone unturned in order to deliver a professional report that can be used in court if that is what you require.

If what you need is surveillance on your spouse for a custody case or to deal with hidden assets during a divorce, then you’re at the right place with this team too.

Before you even get to the hiring stage you are welcome to give owner Jacques Botha a call for a confidential chat that may just make the decision to follow through a little easier than it is.

Once that is out of the way, you’ll be able to meet face-to-face at a venue that makes you feel comfortable.

This is when the details will need to be filled in.  Jacques will need to know as much about your spouse, his or her habits and movements, and anything else that would help to bring the case to a swift conclusion.

You’ll be able to discuss your budget at this meeting so that King Investigators can work around it and still deliver evidence that cannot be called into question, even in court.

You’ll find that the team at King Investigators have the utmost respect for your suspicions and as such will treat your case with the sensitivity you deserve at a highly emotionally charged time.

You’ll be able to decide on how much video and photographic evidence you’d need to back up the professionally compiled report at the conclusion of the case.

You can rely on an open line of communication with your PI during the investigation so that you don’t feel completely cut off during an already difficult experience.

It’s important that you recognise that King Investigators don’t operate outside of the law, which means that even undercover surveillance can only be carried out in public places like shopping malls, pubs, restaurants and casinos etc. – there’ll be no peeping through windows with this team!

Any private investigator that engages in unlawful acts such as invasion of privacy or misrepresentation, to name just a few, will jeopardise your case and leave you with evidence that is tainted and useless.

Let King Investigators take the lead for you on this difficult journey to the truth, because that’s what you’ll get from these professionals, the unvarnished truth!

Do you really need your private investigator to appear in court with you?

No you don’t!  Not if you have King Investigators at your side.  This team of professional, registered private investigators pride themselves on the reputation they’ve earned for doing everything they do above board and out in the open for all to see, so that they seldom need to appear in court.

Choosing the wrong private investigator can lead to the loss of a court case, whether in a civil case or in a divorce and custody case, because there are many so-called investigators out there that’ll do whatever it takes to dig up evidence and then present it as if it were legally acquired.

By that time, you’ll already be out of pocket, and, with an investigator that isn’t even registered, you’ll have no recourse in order to recoup your losses, which would also severely jeopardise your case.

Private investigators aren’t the only ones who can do the detecting, you should do your own bit of snooping around to make sure that you’re going to be hiring the right PI, not just to gather evidence, but to do it so well that his presence will rarely be required in court.

King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg are of the ilk that seldom have to appear in court to back up the evidence gathered by this expert team of professionals, simply because they will not waver from the respect their company has earned as a result of their honesty, integrity and determination not to waste time or money for any client.

Integrity, honesty and a strict code of ethics that drive this team of investigators to deliver results timeously, without wasting the client’s time or money, is fundamental to the superb delivery of evidence that’s irrefutable, under any magnifying glass.

Offering a free telephonic or online consultation makes it easier for clients that have never had to hire a private detective to get an idea of what to expect from Jacques and his team, once he has a bit more background information to work with.

Because King Investigators remains fully up to date with the rapid advancements in technology used in their field, the quality of their investigations and final reports is of the very highest standard, which is yet another reason this team seldom has to attend court to back up the evidence gathered by them.

Though private investigators are by no means above the law, they do have more licence to enter into areas that are difficult for the police or for attorneys to go, this being as a result of being bound by issues such as obtaining warrants and other actions that are not in their brief in order to get to the truth.

At no point will King Investigators do anything to put your case in jeopardy, whether they’re gathering evidence for a custody case, divorce case, criminal case, fraud case and more.

All reports, photos and videos presented to the client for a court case will be completely admissible in court, and, based on the fact that all the evidence collected has been done so according to the rules and regulations of the governing body of the industry, you will seldom hear that King Investigators has had to back their evidence up in court!

Call King Investigators today to find out more about how to have the assurance that you will have results that speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

Do you need a PI able to investigate a case both locally & internationally?

Intensive training, experience and established networking with other professionals in the world of private investigators are the three most fundamental qualities you should be looking for in a PI, whether for local investigations or international investigations.

Many international private investigators build relationships of trust with other professionals across the globe, acting as support when the subject under investigation travels regularly to different continents.

As an example;

Should a spouse suspect that their partner is cheating on them on trips overseas, having a trusted relationship with a private investigator on the ground means that he knows more about the customs of his particular country than his counterpart may know.

This means that the investigation will be carried out in a sequence of continuity that benefits both the local and international investigator in bringing a case to a successful conclusion.

A private investigator from America, for instance, is going to find it tough going to keep a subject under surveillance by the mere fact that the South African cultures and customs are far removed from that of a city like New York.

It’s essential that a PI following up leads in South Africa knows about where the most dangerous areas are, and will also know how to enter these areas to keep a subject under surveillance without endangering their own life in the process.

South Africa also has an exceptionally diverse culture, with each culture sticking to their own customs, suburbs and general hangouts, which makes it very difficult for an outsider to deal with during an ongoing investigation.

If surveillance of the subject is at the forefront of the investigation, the only ingredient to success will be the ability of the investigator to blend in to the surroundings so well that no one would even pay him any attention.

This is an essential undercover surveillance ability, because if at any point the subject under investigation realises that he or she is being watched, the investigation will be compromised, and more than likely brought to an anticlimactic ending.

It is for all these reasons that many of the top international investigative firms rely on King Investigators to conduct surveillance on their behalf in South Africa, confident that this team is able to produce results that are based on their experience, professionalism, surveillance expertise and the ability to think on their feet in pursuit of quality evidence.

Jacques Botha, owner of King Investigators, has used over ten years of experience to tackle more than just a few high risk cases as far afield as Mozambique, Brazil, Swaziland, Lesotho and Argentina, giving him unique insight into customs that are very different to those in South Africa.

Jacques will tell you that aside from needing to have an exceptional ability to disseminate information and analyse it, he and his team of registered private investigators in Johannesburg and Pretoria have earned their reputation through their ability to multitask on every type of investigation that crosses their desk.

If you need more than the best private investigator on your side, this side of the pond or the other, then calling Jacques for a confidential chat is going to set the tone for a discreet, professional investigation to begin.