The truth, the whole truth & nothing but the truth is all that King Investigators is interested in

The truth has many meanings for many people, but not for Jacques Botha and his team of highly trained private investigators at King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg.

The professionals at King Investigations refuse to compromise on the fact that when all is said and done, all evidence gathered in any case brings to light the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

The professionals at King Investigators are as far from the stereotypical private investigators as they could be, and rightly so.

As licenced investigators who are registered with PSIRA, the governing body of the industry, this team has been trusted with some of the most sensitive investigations both locally and internationally for over 10 years now.

Uncompromising about integrity, honesty and getting to the truth, without beating around the bush and padding client expense accounts, owner Jacques Botha pulls no bunches when he hands over evidence that is irrefutable in the eyes of the law.

This is a team well-versed in the legality of gathering information, knowing full well that any evidence gathered in any other manner would result in tainted evidence that won’t stand up in a court of law under any circumstances.

In fact, it’s a matter of professional pride that King Investigators is seldom required to attend court cases for which they’ve provided evidence as a result of their commitment to revealing the truth without compromise.

Entrapment, invasion of privacy, trespassing or misrepresentation are words that simply don’t fit with the exceptional reputation gained by Jacques and his team from their clients.

With the vast amount of experience, training and knowledge gained in this industry, King Investigators is equipped to carry out a full range of investigations which include but are not limited to:

  • Infidelity investigations
  • Insurance fraud investigations
  • Business intelligence investigations
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Criminal case investigations
  • Investigations into the drug trade


  • Voice stress analysis testing
  • Polygraph testing
  • Missing persons’ investigations
  • Investigations into corporate espionage
  • Investigations into stalking cases
  • Investigations into claims of child abuse or reckless child endangerment
  • Investigations into employee theft or fraud
  • Background investigations
  • Investigations into hidden assets…and more!

Once all the information has been gathered in any case, King Investigators ties the evidence up neatly in time-stamped photos and videos (if this is applicable to the case), along with a detailed report of the movements of the subject under investigation.

As with any true professional, Jacques and his team of professionals all have a working knowledge of the law in order to assist attorneys and the police, by providing information and evidence that would otherwise be out of their reach.

Whether the client is a private individual, insurance company, corporate entity or law firm, King Investigators is able to offer high quality services in every aspect of their industry, while making sure that in a fast moving technological era, they keep up with the latest tech trends in the industry.

If for any reason you’re considering hiring a private investigator in South Africa, give Jacques a call to discuss your requirements, and, should you decide to go ahead with your case, to get honest feedback from this professional and his team, regarding the most cost effective way to follow it through to its successful conclusion.

The 5 most common cases private investigators tackle

It’s a sad fact but it’s true; private investigators really have seen it all.

The seamier side of life in which deviants move, where evil lurks and some of the worst cases of infidelity and depravity come to light, is where these professionals learn to toughen themselves out of sheer necessity, in order to close cases and to provide indisputable proof for the client.

This is the unfortunate role private investigators play in bringing to light all that is hidden in the dark, and in order to do so they have to leave any sensitivities behind, or they’d be unable to carry out their investigations.

This does not in any way mean that private investigators have no heart, but rather that they are objective and able to focus on leaving no stone unturned in order to get to the truth in any case, for those unable to do so themselves.

The top 5 most common types of cases PI’s tackle are those that can be brought a swift conclusion.

Please note here that if you’re hiring a private investigator in South Africa you need to check into the background of the firm, and make sure that they are PSIRA registered, for your own protection from fraudsters.

This is the best way to find the top PI’s that can be trusted to uncover the truth legally, and stand by the evidence in court if necessary.

Here are the 5 most common types of cases tackled by private investigators

Background checks

These background checks are used in any of the following cases:

  • Employee background checks – any wise employer today will protect their business interests by hiring a private investigator to do a thorough, in-depth background check on any candidate they are considering hiring. This is vital, as many CV’s and references are untruthful, and it’s not easy for the employer to go as in-depth as a PI can in order to get to the truth.
  • If a client is planning to invest in or merge with a new company, he is going to want in-depth background information before signing on the dotted line and committing himself and his money to this venture.
  • There are clients who want to know more about the background of a new romantic partner in order to find out whether they are who they say they are, whether they have a criminal record, a history of physical or substance abuse, in order to protect themselves before getting any deeper into the relationship. This type of investigation is something private investigators often undertake, and with good reason, what with the falsification of background information possible today using technology.

Insurance Fraud

What many people don’t know is that PI’s spend a vast amount of time on the less glamorous aspects of their industry, which is scrutinising a lot of paper work in order to catch those suspected of being involved with insurance fraud.

The main clients hiring private investigators to investigate fraudulent claims include home insurance, health insurance and car insurance companies.  There’s also a fortune to be made out of fraudulent workers’ compensation claims.

Infidelity investigations

Unfortunately infidelity investigations are what could be called routine for private investigators, and they use all their training and tools of the trade to find proof of infidelity, approaching the investigation objectively.

There are cases in which clients hire the investigator just to set their minds at ease that they aren’t being cheated on, but more often than not, they are approached by clients who have good reason to believe they are being cheated on.

Family law investigations

Private investigators have to have a working knowledge of the law in order to work with lawyers on a variety of family law cases such as those that involve custody of minors, or proof that can be used to enforce alimony payments decided by the courts, or to find hidden assets being withheld in a divorce case.

Missing person’s investigations

Anyone searching for a missing person, for instance adopted family members, or long lost relatives, will hire a private investigator when all other avenues have been exhausted, and they can’t go any further without the help of a professional.

If you’re dealing with any of these issues make sure you do your own background check into a private investigator before hiring him. There are many reasons for this, but chief among them is to be certain that you’ll have a trusted professional handling your case with honesty and integrity.

Let King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg handle your case, so that you can rely on the fact that they will get to the truth without compromising on the honesty and integrity which has made them one of the top investigative firms in South Africa.

How much is your company loosing as a result of petty theft & fraud

With a 30% rise in unemployment and a volatile economic situation in South Africa, theft and fraud on the part of staff is on the rise.  Even people who are honest at their core can become so desperate to keep the wolf from the door that they resort to petty theft or fraud.

Employee theft takes many forms, such as dipping into the petty cash box or stealing your company’s merchandise.

Then we have fraudulent transactions such as an employee embezzling money from the company or selling databases of your clients to the competition.

There are plenty of takers who’ll pay for that type of information, and they pay well, but no matter how it’s done, your company is losing more than you can imagine to employee theft.

Worse yet is that you can’t just accuse someone of theft or fraud willy nilly, you need to go about it in a way that’s legal, so that if the evidence is needed for disciplinary hearings or outright dismissal, it’ll be based on hard evidence.

The tougher times become, the more inventive people become where it comes to supplementing their legitimate income through company theft, and technology has made it even easier to ‘cook’ the books!

There’s not much you can do about a lot of this employee theft on your own, but this is where the services of a top investigative firm such as King Investigators in Johannesburg and Pretoria can help in rooting out any of these issues on your behalf.

King Investigators is headed by Jacques Botha, an experienced, licensed private investigator with more than ten years’ experience in the industry to bring to bear on any investigation, which he does along with his team of professional, highly trained investigators.

As undercover surveillance experts, any one of the private investigators affiliated with this company is able to infiltrate the ranks of your employees who are in sensitive positions, such as those involved in despatch or receipt of merchandise, or those in a position to commit fraud, without anyone being any the wiser.

Here’s a brief rundown of the type of employee theft or fraud that is faced today by virtually every business:

  • Theft of money

This can start ‘small’, such as dipping into the petty cash, or, on a far larger scale, diversion of payments from clients into the employees account instead of into the business account.

  • Theft of supplies

Few people think twice about taking a few pens or popping company photocopy paper into a bag and heading out the door without you being aware of it, however, this petty theft, when counted over a year for instance, adds up to more than you may think.

Petty theft or pilfering is often the doorway for employees to take theft or pilfering to the next level, causing your company to become like a sieve that can’t contain all the cash draining out of it.

  • Theft of company merchandise

This is another area in which any clued up employee can use their position to supplement their income by stealing company merchandise for resale.

  • Theft of company information

With organised crime growing at an alarming rate, and the prices they will pay for company information such as trade secrets, new product designs and any other intellectual property or other confidential information, even the most trusted employee can fall foul to this kind of theft, once again, to supplement their income.

Why hire a private investigator to uncover employee theft and fraud?

That’s easy.  To protect your business and plug the leaks that amount to huge losses over time, and to protect the reputation of your company!

This is exactly what King Investigators can assist you with, since they’ve seen and heard it all, and there are many ways in which they are able to ferret out information you are unable to find on your own.

Being up to date with state of the art investigative procedures, which include going undercover, carrying out in-depth interviews with employees, as well as lie detector tests or voice stress analysis techniques, gives this team the expertise that’s integral to the success of any investigation.

If you suspect or are aware that any of the above may apply to your business and can’t prove it, contact King Investigators and let this team of professionals help to protect your interests.

Are you crazy or is your spouse cheating?

No one who has ever loved another wants to think or even face the truth that a partner or spouse is cheating, but, it’s a fact that rears its ugly head to cause the pain of betrayal, sense of betrayal and anger in more lives than you may imagine.

When your sixth sense starts niggling at you, telling you something is wrong somewhere, you may even be too afraid of the possibility that that niggling voice may be right.

Unfortunately, if you speak to a top cheating spouse detective from King Investigators in South Africa, they’ll tell you that in 85% of these cases, the sixth sense is telling it as it is.

The problem with this is that when you confront your spouse and ask for the truth, nine times out of ten your partner will make you feel like you’re crazy, and that you’re imagining things.

Look out for the level of defensiveness because this is often a good indicator of whether you’re hitting a raw nerve or not.

Not every spouse who starts taking an interest in their appearance is a cheater, nor is every spouse that stays late at work a cheater, but there are signs, which if taken together, definitely point to the fact that your spouse may be cheating.

It’s important that you check and recheck your sixth sense before pushing and rocking your marriage, because assumptions are not good enough reasons to start breaking up the relationship.

Here are a few red flags to look out for if you suspect infidelity

  • Has your spouse or partner suddenly started going to great lengths to improve their looks and change the way they dress?
  • Has he or she started spending hours in the gym when they’ve never been interested in their physique or working out? (Bear in mind that we live in an age where physical fitness is at its peak, so not everyone spending hours in the gym is cheating!)
  • Has your spouse started taking more business trips, and or staying late at the office more than before?
  • Has your spouse become extremely secretive about their cell phone, adding a password where there never was one and fielding calls that have to be taken out of earshot, or, the usual ‘wrong number’ line?
  • Have you noticed any decrease in your sex life? Or it could be that they suddenly want to try new things that just don’t fit your relationship?

If there are too many yeses to these questions, your sixth sense is probably right and you’re dealing with a cheating spouse, by which time your heart already feels like its breaking.

This this is where you decide about whether you want the truth or choose to ignore the signs in order to keep the marriage or relationship together.

Should your decision be to hire a cheating spouse detective let King Investigators guide you through these rough waters with sensitivity.

Their honesty, integrity and professionalism are in no doubt, as is evidenced by the fact that owner Jacques Botha is a registered PI and that his company, King Investigators, is PSIRA registered, which is easy enough to check out.

Contact Jacques for a confidential chat before taking any major steps, at the very least you’ll have an honest assessment of what would lie ahead for you should you decide that the truth is better than living with suspicion eroding your relationship.