Why do people hire private investigators?

No one gets to the truth in any case as quickly and successfully as a private investigator can.  That is, if the private investigator you hire has the right credentials and sterling reputation of course.

Combining a variety of skills, undercover surveillance and other tools of the trade, a private investigations firm like King Investigators works hard on your behalf to get results that will uncover the truth in any matter.

No one ever wants to be in a position that calls for the services of a private investigator, but for some individuals or businesses it may become necessary, in order to gather evidence of wrongdoing in many different scenarios.

Whether the evidence is going to be presented in court or not, through King Investigators you’ll have evidence that has been collected in accordance with the code of conduct enforced by PSIRA, which governs the industry in South Africa.

Evidence that’s manufactured or illegally obtained won’t be worth anything to you, especially if it comes to a court case.

Here are some of the reasons people hire a private investigator:


This is one of the main reasons people hire a private investigator in South Africa.  It is a specialised field that calls for a lot of undercover surveillance experience so that the party being investigated remains unaware of being surveyed.

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Child custody

The greatest tug of war in a divorce is normally custody of children. In the case of a spouse that needs to prove the other party isn’t sticking to custody arrangements, or threatening the safety of a child, a lawyer will call on the services of a private investigator to provide the proof needed to protect the child.


Surveillance is a skill that requires a great deal of experience and an ability on the part of an investigator to think on his feet, and to be able to melt into the crowd, without being noticed.

Surveillance is used in many types of cases, such as:


Employee theft

Workman’s compensation fraud

Insurance fraud

Theft of company secrets and more

Tracing missing persons

As long as the reason you’re trying to find someone isn’t illegal, King Investigators will trace adopted children and other long lost relatives, an old flame or someone that has skipped out on a civil case.

Business investigations

Investigations carried out by King Investigators for businesses include employee background checks, background checks on someone you may be interested in bringing on board as a partner, or, finding hidden assets that could prove a case of fraud.

Financial investigations and counterintelligence are also in the scope of business investigations carried out by this team of professionals.

Background checks

As registered private investigators, owner Jacques Botha and his team have the experience and knowledge to put to good use in carrying out in-depth background checks, whether it’s to get the facts about a new love interest, a prospective employee or a new business partner.

Put King Investigators to work on your case

If you need the help of a registered, professional private investigator to gather evidence you need in either a private matter or a business matter, please call Jacques today for a confidential chat to bring your case to a successful conclusion.

PI’s find the proof that attorneys need in order to win cases

Whether a private investigator is working with district attorneys or those in private practice, the burden of uncovering evidence that brings a successful verdict rests with this professional.

No attorney has the time to follow up on leads, pound the pavements looking for witnesses or sitting for hours in a parked car, waiting to snap photos of the villain of the story in action.

This is why most major law firms keep a high level private investigations firm like King Investigators on retainer. This normally comes about as a relationship between lawyer and investigator is cemented over a period of time, time in which the investigator has proven his worth beyond any doubt.

No attorney can afford to stand before his client and a judge with tainted evidence gathered illegally, which makes his or her choice of investigator extremely important.

King Investigators also have a working knowledge of the law, which, together with the strict code of conduct that governs their industry, ensures that they know exactly how to go about presenting evidence that cannot be questioned or doubted in court.

This team of investigators is able to get around, and, not being tied to a desk, they’re able to track down witnesses that were not part of an original investigation, revisit the scene of a crime and review evidence gathered at the scene, as well as tracing hidden assets that would benefit the client.

Depending on each case, the attorney and private investigator will map out exactly what type of evidence needs to be presented when a case goes to court, at which point the investigator leads the way with his experience.

Here are some of the benefits that are gained when an attorney hires a private investigator:

Cost cutting

By hiring a private investigator, an attorney is able to cut down on billable hours a client would have paid if the case had dragged on for lack of solid evidence.

Shifting the burden of proof

In the partnership between attorney and private investigator, the burden of proof is laid firmly at the door of the investigator, leaving the attorney to pursue other avenues that pertain to the case but are within his or her field.

In-depth information

Dealing in finding and assimilating information requires expert training and experience, which are qualities inherent to anything the team at King Investigators do.

Because they’re able to track down information in places a non-professional is not allowed to enter, this team is able to comb databases in search of virtually any information that would be of benefit to the client.

Presentation of proof

King Investigators provides a thorough report at the conclusion of a case, presenting time-stamped photos and videos, along with a comprehensive report to cover any other activities that take place but cannot be documented visually.

Court appearance

There is seldom a reason for a private investigator to give evidence in court as a result of the quality of evidence and professionalism that underlies evidence gathered by King Investigators.

If it is required, you can be certain that these investigators are able to handle cross-examination like the pro’s they are!

A last word

With a sterling reputation for excellence and integrity, King Investigators will provide you with evidence that can be trusted to stand up to scrutiny in court, working with your attorney to bring the case to a successful conclusion on your behalf.

Here’s what you need to know before you hire a private investigator

Dishonesty and criminality is as old as humanity, and nothing has changed, in fact, if anything, they’ve both become very sophisticated with the ushering in and phenomenal growth of technology.

This sophistication has led to the birth of entirely new crimes, a lot of which is focussed on crimes such as fraud, data theft, identity theft, the creation of false identification and backgrounds, online stalking and intimidation, along with a host of others.

However, crime remains crime, and there are many individuals and businesses that need the specialised training a private investigator has to get to the bottom of any crime, and to get to the truth behind lies.

This is especially true in a world where police services are under tremendous strain, with too few of them to police a huge population. The police can also only go so far in an investigation and no further.

They have legal constraints that hamper many investigations, which is not the case with private investigators. There are many instances in which police request the assistance of a private investigator to help them to prove that the case against a perpetrator results in an arrest and successful trial.

This by no means insinuates the private detectives are above the law, they are simply able to knock on doors and carry out an investigation in areas that are restricted for local law enforcement.

The kind of investigator you hire has to have ethics that hold true to honesty, transparency and trust, held together by a commitment to remain within the professional standards and guidelines that govern private investigators.

One such investigator in Pretoria and Johannesburg is owner of King Investigators, Jacques Botha. His experience in the field goes back over 10 years, and, as a registered private investigator, he remains committed to staying within the guidelines of his industry.

This is the reason that King Investigators can make the promise that any evidence uncovered in any case will be of such a high standard that it’ll be able to stand up to scrutiny in any court of law.

Having said all this, here’s what you need to know before you hire a private investigator:


Making sure that the private investigations firm is registered is essential. You can check up on the registration on the PSIRA website here, using the PSIRA registration number issued to the investigator.

Broad spectrum services

It’s important that you make sure that when you hire a private investigator, he will have the necessary experience needed to carry out a successful investigation.

For instance, if a private investigator only handles cases involving infidelity, he won’t be of any use in an investigation that centres on cybercrime.

The best you can do is to find an investigator with a broad spectrum of services, especially if you’re going to need an investigator who can carry out undercover surveillance and apply analytical skills to pour over any type of data during an investigation.


You need to know that the investigator you hire will leave no stone unturned in gathering evidence of wrongdoing. A good way to do this is to ask for references from the investigator.


Make sure that not only will all information pertaining to your case be treated with absolute confidentiality, but that the information will be stored in such a way that it will be kept in a secure location.


Your private investigator has to be up to date with state of the art technology. Technology used in the pursuit of the truth in any case can bring down the cost of an investigation as a result of having to spend less time on a case.


You have every right to be kept up to date during an investigation, so make sure that your private investigator will keep an open line of communication with you, from the beginning of the case to its conclusion.


These are the basics of what you need to know before deciding to hire a private investigator, but, to save yourself time, why not contact King Investigators to find out more about how Jacques and his team can help you to put together a watertight case.

Are you living with a cheater?

This is something no one wants to have to think about, but, according to statistics, up to 85% of those who have experienced the terrible gut feeling that their spouse is cheating, are actually right.

At first it’s easier to pass the feeling off as being in your imagination, but if the bells are all ringing in your sixth sense and you see things changing in your spouse, it may be time to face reality by hiring a private investigator.

Not to be a Pollyanna, but there are instances in which the suspicion was unfounded and the breakup of a relationship avoided. Unfortunately the opposite is more often than not the truth.

Even entertaining the thought that someone you love and share your life with is being unfaithful is deeply painful, and it will be even more painful to come face to face with the proof of infidelity.

Because exposing cheaters is such a sensitive type of investigation, you’re going to need a cheating spouse detective who’ll treat your suspicions with respect and give you the kind of support you’re going to need during the investigation.

King Investigators have carried out thousands of cases involving infidelity, which has given them the experience to be able to provide you with incontrovertible proof of infidelity as quickly as possible.

Above all else, this professional team of investigators with over ten years’ worth of experience, will help you to navigate these uncharted waters as they set out on the investigation.

Right from the start you can count on knowing all you need to make an informed decision about the way you want the case conducted.

This would include talking about your budget, and, with these guys you can be sure that no matter what your budget is, they’ll find a way to see that you have the evidence you need, without breaking the bank.

As difficult as this is to share with a stranger, you need to know that Jacques Botha and his team have seen it all and they will handle your case with the sensitivity you deserve.

King Investigators takes an uncompromising approach to uncovering evidence of infidelity, ensuring that the evidence they provide at the conclusion of the case is of the highest quality.

Before the investigation gets started you and your investigator will discuss what you want and what you don’t want to happen in the investigation, to produce the kind of evidence you need, whether you need it for a divorce case or for other reasons.

You will also know what will happen from a financial point of view, so that you don’t get saddled with a bill that’s way out of the ballpark for you.

It’s important to note here that if you hire the wrong investigator you could end up with evidence that’s illegally gathered and a bill that’s padded with expenses that can’t be justified.

King Investigators will also make sure that you understand the importance of not letting on that your spouse is being investigated for infidelity, no matter how hard it is to pretend all is fine.

Confidentiality, integrity, honesty and sheer professionalism is a guarantee when you put King Investigators to work on your case.  If you feel that you’d rather face the truth than not, please contact Jacques. You can chat with him online, fill in the online contact form or give him a call.