Where Do Private Investigators Work?

The usual image imprinted on our minds about private investigators generally has us viewing them slouching on a street corner in an obvious trench coat, or ducking down in a car that’s falling apart, however, nothing could be further from the truth!

Real, highly trained and experienced private investigators in South Africa are a far cry from this. They are dedicated, hard-working men that have worked in the field for many years, learning skills that make them the best in the business, such as King Investigators.

If you want to go undercover you’d better know what you’re doing, because if you don’t, not only do you risk your own life in certain instances, but you risk the life of your client too.

Highly skilled private investigators need to have the ability to multi-task at the highest levels, which could mean using various tools to solve particular cases, ranging from surveillance to following paper trails, and having the analytical skills to make sense of it all for the client.

Where do private investigators work?

Like all bona fide, registered private investigators, Jacques Botha, owner of King Investigators in South Africa, he has an office he works out of when necessary, however, the address remains confidential in order to protect his clients.

Most of his clients prefer to meet at a location in which they feel comfortable, which is something Jacques and his team fully understand.

However, when it comes to leather hitting the road, private investigators who are carrying out undercover surveillance, will work in their cars and on foot, should the need arise.

The law only allows for private investigators to carry out surveillance, take photos and videos in public places such as bars, shopping malls, casinos or any place that does not constitute trespassing.

Because of the growth in technology, King Investigators includes state of the art technology in their investigations, which means that certain activities can be monitored from a distance.

Should King Investigators be approached by a business or corporation to go undercover in their businesses to root out employee theft, whether the employee is giving away free services, abusing company time, engaging in the theft of company equipment, they’ll blend in with the employees, with no one being any the wiser that they are being watched.

This is probably the closest any private investigator will get to working 9 to 5!

Who hires King Investigators?

With well over a decade in the investigations industry, Jacques and his team of private investigators are hired by a variety of clients, which include, but are not limited to;

  • Law firms
  • International investigators and clients
  • Private individuals – locally and across the borders of South Africa
  • Small to medium businesses and large corporations
  • Insurance companies

If you are looking for a private investigator you can trust to get to the truth, then King Investigators is the best place to start. These experts base their professionalism on integrity, honesty and an ability to deliver results that cannot be denied.

Contact Jacques on the King Investigators hotline today, for assistance and guidance regarding any case you may need help with. 

This will be a free, confidential consultation that’ll make taking the next step a lot easier on you, especially if this is the first time you’d be contemplating hiring a private investigator.

When Do Private Investigators Work?

Some of us work 5 days a week, 9 to 5, some work half days, some on weekends only and so on, however, the question is; when do private investigators work?

Considering that the work a private investigator carries out is so varied and often involves travel, undercover surveillance, and so much more, that their hours far exceed what we might imagine.

A genuine, bona fide private investigator in South Africa has to be registered with the PSiRA, which is the governing body that oversees the industry, and sets the standards required for anyone wanting to choose this profession, which often comes with danger.

There are not many private investigators who are registered, which is something Jacques Botha, owner of King Investigators, really wants to educate the public about.

Choosing to hire a fraudster who is not registered with the PSiRA is potentially dangerous. It can leave you out of pocket and with evidence that will be thrown out of court. It can also leave you holding the bag legally, which could mean a fine for you or a prison sentence, just for hiring an unregistered PI!

You deserve far better than that, which is why Jacques and his team of private investigators are proud of their reputation for honesty and integrity, delivering results timeously, without ripping their clients off.

When do private investigators work?

Private investigators are on call 24/7, just like doctors! They seldom keep office hours, despite the fact that King Investigators obviously do have an office, but 9-5 is not on the cards for these guys at all.

Jacques and his team work according to the requirements of each particular case, whether it’s working day and night for a few days, or working on weekends, these guys seldom get the chance to enjoy public holidays, Christmases and New Year’s Eve’s.

The turnaround time counts for much when it comes to the way King Investigators work, they’re not slouches in the least. They want to get to the truth as quickly and professionally as possible, so that their client is not kept hanging on any longer than is absolutely necessary.

Cases that require above ‘normal’ working hours at King Investigators

Cheating husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends don’t stop cheating just because it’s a holiday or weekend, which means that King Investigators have to be out in the field, following the cheater in order to gather incontrovertible evidence that will stand up in court, any time, any place.

Jacques and his team are also hired to carry out surveillance when it comes to child custody cases. This is usually done at the request of one or the other parent, who wants to make sure that their children will be safe and comfortable in shared custody cases. 

This is also done to ensure that a parent is sticking to the custody arrangements as decided by the courts. If the children are unsafe or living in conditions where they’re surrounded by drugs, or are being neglected, the proof that King Investigators can offer will ensure that the children will be removed by the court, for their own safety.

As a full-service Private Investigative company in South Africa, you can rely on the fact that no case is off-limits for King Investigators.

Whether it’s working as the number one cheating spouse detective in South Africa, carrying out in-depth background checks or locating someone, as well as business intelligence investigations, King Investigators is at your service, 24/7!

Contact Jacques today on his hotline for a free, confidential consultation. You’ll find that he is very easy to talk to, open, honest and confident in what he and his team can do for your case.

Is It Worth It to Hire a Private Investigator?

The growth of the private investigations industry in South Africa is proof that these trained professionals have become a necessity, especially in certain instances, such as when individuals or businesses need proof that something has gone wrong in either instance, which they’re unable to prove on their own.

Perhaps something has happened in your life or in your business that has given you pause to ask the question; is it worth it to hire a private investigator?

In most instances, such as when it comes to obtaining proof that your spouse is cheating, or you are experiencing employee theft of one type or the other, the answer is an absolute yes!

However, be very careful about who you approach to be your private investigator! 

There is very good reason to make sure that he and his company is registered with the PSiRA (Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority), which is the governing body of the security industry in South Africa.

If you look at one of the top private investigations firms in South Africa, King Investigators, you will note that the PSiRA registration number is displayed right next to the logo on their website, which is exactly what you want.

Is it worth it to hire a private investigator?

To reiterate; yes, it is well worth hiring a private investigator like Jacques Botha, owner of King Investigators! Contrary to popular belief about PI’s, Jacques and his team provide quality investigations at affordable rates, designed to meet with your budget.

Aside from your budget, your case will be in skilled, well-trained and highly experienced hands, and as a full-service investigations firm in Gauteng and Cape Town, no case is off-limits to these professionals.

As an example of why it’s well worth hiring a private investigator, consider an individual wanting proof of whether or not their spouse is cheating on them.

This is, in general, an extremely emotional time for the person who suspects infidelity, and trying to find proof on their own can turn this into a highly volatile situation, which could be very dangerous.

The team at King Investigators is known as the number one cheating spouse detectives in South Africa, and with thousands of cases under the proverbial belt, you can rely on their experience, sensitivity and skill to make a traumatic experience a little less so.

Another example is when there is employee theft involved in a business. These days a business owner can’t simply fire someone based on suspicion alone. 

There is a process to be followed, and without real evidence of theft or fraud, there is nothing the owner can do to find the proof he or she needs, to bring a case against the perpetrator.

Not only will Jacques and his team be able to carry out undercover surveillance by becoming an unnoticed member of your staff, if required, they’ll also be able to provide you with the proof you need to stop the theft, and allow you to take legal action against the employee involved.

King Investigators are specialists in lie detector tests, business intelligence investigations, due diligence, tracing and in-depth background checks, all of which is delivered without wasting your time or money!

If you’re ready to hire a private investigator in South Africa, please don’t hesitate to contact Jacques for a free confidential consultation. 

King Investigators is committed to maintaining its reputation for the highest quality in investigative services in South Africa, a commitment that is unwavering after all these years in the field.

Can Private Investigators Take Murder Cases?

You may be laboring under the misconception that private investigators in South Africa only follow cheating spouses, which leads us to a far more serious question: can private investigators take murder cases?

Before we get to answering this question, let’s face the fact that while serious, violent crime is growing at an alarming pace, including murder in suburban homes, which is where we should feel safe, convictions for these crimes are down completely.

Because of the fact that the criminal justice system in South Africa is in a disastrous state, as written in an IOL article of 31st January 2023, it has become imperative for some individuals to look for other avenues, to get justice for murdered loved ones.

Although there were high expectations raised when the well-respected Shamila Batohi was appointed as head of the NPA (National Prosecuting Authority), she had no clue that she would be taking on a role that would open her eyes to just how dysfunctional the NPA really is.

We cannot blame prosecutors for the lack of convictions, if there is nothing for them to work with, in terms of what is presented to them by law enforcement, and that’s that!

According to the article in IOL online, “This week, we got a further glimpse of the rot. Lieutenant-General Godfrey Lebeya, head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations, popularly known as the Hawks, said in an interview with News24’s Mandy Wiener that his unit had been “badly crippled by staff shortages and competency challenges” and was operating at less than 50% capacity.

It’s not only at the elite level of the Hawks that law enforcement is in chaos. 

The SAPS has, under the influence of relentless political interference, steadily decreased in crime-fighting efficiency, even while growing substantially in size, both in payroll and in girth of its notoriously obese officers.

Again, the statistics are dismal. In an answer to questions from DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard in 2013, it was revealed that the police had 1 500 officers with criminal convictions, including serious offences such as murder, kidnapping and assault.”

Perhaps now you will understand why many individuals will contact professionals like King Investigators in South Africa, to assist them in gathering evidence that will bring perpetrators to justice.

There are many really hard-working police men and women, dedicated to solving murders, but with dockets that pile up on their desks daily, and working with little or no support in terms of being short on staff, they can only do so much.

Can private investigators take murder cases?

Jacques Botha is a registered private investigator, owner of King Investigators, who oversees a team of private investigators that operate on criminal and civil cases, from Benoni to Johannesburg and Cape Town.

With well over a decade’s experience in the field, along with exceptional training and investigative skills, as well as using the very latest in technology, King Investigations is well-acquainted with all that has to be done, to bring closure to families who have lost loved ones to murder.

Why hire King Investigators for murder cases?

Let’s just get the most important fact out of the way before we list why hiring King Investigators to assist you with a murder case would help, and that is the fact that, like few in their industry, Jacques and King Investigators is registered with the PSiRA.

This is the governing body that oversees and ensures that private investigators, and all those in the security industry, stick to a strict code of conduct as they carry out their investigations.

NEVER hire a PI who is not registered, it will cost you a lot more than money, in fact it could even cost you time in prison!

Why hire Jacques and his team for a murder case;

  • You will have their undivided attention on your case, which is something SAPS is unable to do due to their extreme workload
  • King Investigators will turn over every stone in their pursuit of justice for you and your family, and they do not give up easily, under any circumstances
  • It’s important to note that private investigators still have to operate within the law in order to gather evidence that will stand up in court
  • Because King Investigators are not hampered by jurisdiction, if the case takes them overseas, they can travel anywhere to follow an important lead

Contact King Investigators today to find out more about how Jacques and his team can assist you with a murder case, or any other case you need help with. 

Jacques is more than happy to offer you a free, confidential consultation that may help you to make the decision to take your case further, and he is more than willing to discuss the basics of private investigator rates as well.