Private investigators – digging for the truth wherever they need to go

When all general avenues of collecting evidence accessible to the public have been exhausted, we turn to private investigators to dig for the truth, no matter where they have to go in specific cases.

A private investigator has to be able to work across a variety of platforms, which could include investigations into cheating spouses, business intelligence investigations, background checks and carrying out polygraph tests.

In order to do these crossover investigations, the highest level of training backed up by years of experience has to apply to an investigator you hire, to make sure that the results will be the truth.

Evidence can be compromised through inexperience or a lack of training on the part of the PI, which means you’d end up with evidence that will be thrown out of court and be of no value to you.

In the world of a private investigator, all that matters is uncovering any information that’s hidden and inaccessible to the average man in the street, which is where the networks and tools PI’s use are of fundamental importance to any case.

Who hires private investigators?


There are many different reasons that attorneys will use a private investigator, and in most cases, they tend to stick with one private investigator they can trust for honest results gathered according to the law governing evidence gathering.

Private investigators are able to assist attorneys in locating people who have skipped bail or are avoiding appearing at court.  Private investigators also interview witnesses to ensure that no important information has been missed before a case goes to court.

Individuals in their personal capacity

Individuals hire King Investigators in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town in their personal capacity for a variety of reasons. These include anything from tracing missing people to uncovering evidence that a spouse is cheating. They are often hired to uncover hidden assets in divorce cases as well as to gather evidence of abuse or mistreatment of children involved in custody battles.

Owners of businesses

A private investigator is of immense value to business owners who are intent on taking a proactive approach to protecting his business interests.

The investigator will assess whether or not there is a risk to company security by providing detailed information on a potential employee. They are also able to in-depth background checks on a partner the owner may be planning to take on board,.  These are just a few of the ways in which private investigators are useful to business owners.

Police & law enforcement agencies

In general, private investigators can find further evidence need by the police in order to charge someone with a crime, due to the legal constraints that bind them.  This however doesn’t mean that Private Investigators are above the law.

Where the PI can assist is that when the police services have reached a point where they are unable to continue a criminal investigation, the private investigator can step in to gather further vital evidence that’ll assist them in making a case against a suspect.

There are many other roles that private investigators play, however, because some specialise in specific fields, it’s essential for you to ensure the private investigator you are going to hire has the necessary training and background to provide the results required in your specific case.

If you’re planning on hiring a private investigator in South Africa, start by contacting King Investigators to find out more about the wide variety of investigations this team is able to undertake on your behalf.

With ten years’ experience, both locally and internationally, the team PI’s working with Jacques Botha at the helm, have been trusted by thousands of business owners and individuals based on the reputation for honesty and integrity they can rely on when dealing with King Investigators.

This is why clients rely on & trust King Investigators in South Africa

Not all private investigators fit the image of the dodgy, slinking gumshoe slouching around in his hat and long coat as portrayed on television and on screen. There are those who are a breed apart, which includes King Investigators, who operate only on a level of honesty and integrity, putting paid to the darker connotations attached to their profession.

This is why clients choose to rely on and trust King Investigators:

Over 10 years in the industry

As a licensed private investigator with over ten years’ worth of experience, owner of King Investigators Jacques Botha, is able to call on extensive experience in a variety of fields that involve tackling many different types of investigations for individuals or business owners.

Having worked in high risk investigations in South Africa and overseas, Jacques and his team bring extensive experience to the table on any investigation.

Many labour under the misconception that life as a private investigator is glamorous and exciting, but that’s a myth. Investigations mean that, the investigator has to have excellent analytical and exploratory skills to explore and analyse mountains of documents, which are often part of the job when it’s important to expose hidden information on behalf of a client.

Training in the field

The team at King Investigators tick all the right boxes in terms of the extensive training they have all undergone, in a variety of essential skills and the knowledge to use the latest tools in an investigation.

Book learning can never produce an exceptional investigator, what does is the combination of the theoretical along with experience in the field. This is where above average private investigators become the best.

Carrying out undercover surveillance demands that the investigator remain undetected by the subject being observed, and only training and experience in the field can equip a professional with the right tools to do so.

Undercover investigations come with risks, which is something any good investigator prepares for in order not to compromise an investigation in a way that would cause danger for the client or for himself.

Transparency & integrity

Along with the essential qualities of transparency and integrity, the team at King Investigators operate from a fundamental basis of honesty, and this applies to all their investigations, without exception.  You can rely on the fact that this team won’t pad expense accounts, or to add other expenses that are not necessary to the successful conclusion of an investigation.

It would be very difficult to find an investigative company that’s more up front about the financial aspects of an investigation than the team at King Investigators are.

Results driven

King Investigators offer an exceptional tenacity where it comes to producing results and to producing them as quickly as possible. This is done so that they don’t waste the client’s time or charge more than is absolutely necessary.


King Investigators have a reputation they are proud of, and they maintain it by giving clients absolute peace of mind regarding the confidentiality of their information. It will be kept in a secure place that cannot be accessed by anyone with criminal intentions.

Full service investigations

King Investigators is a full-service investigative firm servicing clients in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, tackling a multitude of investigative services.  Their client list is also an impressive one, which includes businesses, insurance companies, lawyers and attorneys, individuals and major corporations.

This team also acts as South Africa support for international private investigators, mainly due to the fact that they can rely on this team and because as locals,  King Investigators know the lay of the land and are able to remain undetected, which would not be easy for someone from a foreign country.

Sheer professionalism

Registered with the PSIRA, the security industry governing body, you can expect the highest level of professionalism from King Investigators at all times.

Contact King Investigators today for a confidential chat about the reasons you may need to hire a private investigator if you are looking for a report that has ‘professional’ stamped on it as a seal of excellence!

Clear signals that your spouse is cheating on you

Do you suspect that your husband is cheating, or that your wife is cheating? If your sixth sense is telling you that something isn’t right, aside from the pain of facing infidelity, it’ll be hard to ignore the impact that mere suspicions will have on your relationship.

Added to this, research has proved that almost 85% of those who suspect infidelity are invariably right.

There are 3 decisions that you may want to make once you know for certain that your spouse is cheating on you, which include ending the relationship, sticking it out and hoping it’ll change, or, to try to make it work once the truth is out. It is a fact that some relationships can survive infidelity, though it is a journey you’ll both have to take together.

At some point in their lives, according to Psychology Today, studies suggest that as many as 25 percent of men and 11 percent of women will end up cheating. The author of this article goes on to say that; ‘if a relationship can survive the affair and get to the other side healing, it can become even better, but that it’ll mean a lot of hard work’.

Before taking a look at some of the most obvious signs your partner may be cheating, don’t think your partner is cheating just because he or she displays only one or two of these signs. However, if he or she is displaying more than four or five of these signs, it could be time to consider what your next steps will be.

Here are a few of the most common signs that your spouse may be cheating on you:

A red flag will be credit card statements that suddenly being hidden, which may include charges for gifts you know weren’t for you, or other unexplained expenses over and above what you know is normal

Staying later at work than ever, or leaving earlier in the morning than is usual

Taking more business trips than before

A new password lock on a cell phone or laptop that was never there before

A dead giveaway is when you find lipstick that isn’t yours on a collar or a new scent that lingers on the clothing of your spouse.

If you spouse lies or is evasive when questioned, there’s definitely something up. We’re speaking about lies that are patently obvious, leaving you in no doubt that your partner is being evasive

Joining a gym and taking far more interest in appearance and grooming than ever before.

You may face a spouse with a newly found short temper or defensiveness that is suspiciously excessive

You spouse suddenly starts receiving a lot of missed calls, which was never the case.

Your spouse may lose interest in sex or, on the other end of the scale, start wanting to try new things in the bedroom

You may decide that all you want is to set your mind at ease about your gut feelings, in which case, hiring a private detective with extensive experience in uncovering evidence of cheating is the wise choice to make.

As the top investigative firm in South Africa, King Investigators are the number one cheating spouse detectives in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, and, because they’ve seen it all before, they truly understand how difficult it is for anyone to hire a private detective to prove infidelity. The result of this experience is that this team of professionals will treate your case with the sensitivity it deserves.

Even if you aren’t certain about your next steps, contact King Investigators today for a confidential chat. They will give you all the information you may need to make an informed decision, whether for a divorce, custody or child support case.

This is what you need to know about a private investigator before hiring him

The days when you could judge someone by a handshake and by their word have become decidedly rare, despite the fact that most of us still want to see the best in people.

Sadly, there will always be those to whom lying comes easily, and, in this era of digital technology, it’s even easier to hide the truth from anyone who doesn’t have the experience to dig deeper than what’s on the surface.

Businesses and private individuals hire private investigators to assist them to get to the truth in many different situations, from both a personal business perspective.

Let’s first look at why people hire private investigators:


Based on the training and undercover experience on the part of the private investigator, you can expect nothing but unadulterated proof of infidelity, adultery and cheating, evidence of such a quality that it’ll stand up to scrutiny in court.

In-depth background checks

A professional, experienced PI can carry out background checks that will include everything from background checks into potential employees, through to background checks on a planned business investment.

Polygraph tests

Only an experienced professional can provide polygraph test and lie detector tests, whether to root out a culprit in a fraud investigation or a suspect in a murder case.

Internal theft investigations

A private investigator with the right qualifications and experience in undercover surveillance will be able to fit in as an employee in a business without being detected. This is generally the scenario when a company is being plagued by internal theft, fraud or misappropriation of assets.

Business counterintelligence investigations

Counter intelligence is the term used for evidence that’s gathered to provide businesses with in-depth information that’ll bring to light any actions on the part of employees that could be a threat to the company. This type of investigation has become a must if the owner of any business is to have the information they need to protect themselves from anyone seeking to cause the company harm, whether in terms of its reputation or financially.

Due diligence investigations

Private investigators offer business owners and investors in-depth information that they may need before they make important business decisions that could have a negative impact on their company if bad information comes to light after the fact.

This is what you need to know about a PI before hiring him:

Extent of training

You need to, and have every right, to find out more about the training the PI has undergone and what his background is. You also need to make sure that he is up to date with the latest technology, as this is often what shortens the length of time spent on an investigation.

He also needs to have extensive training and on the ground experience in undercover surveillance, so that at no point will your case be put in jeopardy if his presence is detected by the person he is investigating.

Registration & license

It’s essential for you to make sure that the private investigator you’re planning to hire is a licensed PI.  When you hire a team from King Investigators in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, you can be confident that because they are also registered with the PSIRA, that you’ll be working with a professional who will adhere to the principles that govern their industry. It’s easy to check these credentials here.


The private investigator you plan to hire has to be able to provide you with references from past clients, especially those with cases similar to yours.  If he isn’t willing to offer you these references, it’ll be better for you to look elsewhere for a bona fide PI.

Experience in the field

You’ll need to make sure that the PI has the relevant experience to tackle a case you bring to him, because if he only specialises in business intelligence investigations he’ll be of no use to you if you’re looking for evidence that your spouse is cheating on you.

The final analysis

There are various ways that a private investigator can gather and present the evidence you require, but this will be done according to your wishes and of course, according to your budget.

A full final report on the investigation should include time-stamped photos and video, as well as a professionally written report supporting the visual evidence, especially if not all the movements of a suspect can be captured in photos or videos.

Hiring the best private investigator in South Africa

There is no better place to start than with King Investigators in South Africa, since you’ll find they meet all the above mentioned criteria fully.  This highly trained and professional team of investigators are headed by Jacques Botha, who has already been in the industry for over ten years to date.

Once you’ve had a confidential chat with Jacques, you’ll find that his company is able to provide an impressive list of investigative services to individuals and to businesses.