5 Top tips for hiring a Private Investigator in South Africa

Having to face the possibility that you are living with a cheater is never easy, on any level, and, if you’re someone who isn’t willing to deal with the suspicion and all that comes with the feeling that your spouse or partner may be cheating on you, then it’s time to consider taking your suspicions to a professional private investigator.

The suspicions are painful enough to deal with, however, if you’d rather face the truth, no matter how much it hurts, then you need to know how to find a private investigator with the integrity to tackle your case with honesty and compassion.

A licensed, registered private investigator needs to be able to take on a variety of cases, since certain investigations will include undercover surveillance and the need to have the analytical skill to follow paper trails as well to bring everything that’s hidden into the light.

PI’s are hired by private individuals for personal matters or by businesses to assist in identifying employees involved in theft of company property, money or time.

It’s essential that you make absolutely sure that you work with a registered professional; this is easy to do by checking out their credentials with the PSiRA, the governing body of the security industry.

The PSiRA holds private investigators to high standards, enforcing legal practices that have to be upheld in accumulating evidence that will hold water in court or in any legal process in a business.

Reasons for hiring a private investigator

People hire private investigators for many varied reasons, some of which include but are not limited to:

  • Investigating crimes and assisting attorneys or the police with interviewing witnesses
  • Tracing missing people
  • Carrying out business intelligence investigations
  • Performing in-depth background checks on potential new partners or investments
  • Carrying out lie detector tests for possible new employees and for employee theft
  • Expose hidden assets in divorce cases
  • Provide proof of danger to children in custody cases

Here are a few tips that will assist you in hiring the right private investigator in South Africa

Do your homework on whether the PI is licensed or not

A licensed private investigator must be able to provide proof of his license to act in his capacity as an investigator. Check into his background and training, as well as whether he operates in integrity and honesty.

Find out what kind of support team the PI has

If you work with someone like Jacques Botha, owner of King Investigators, you’ll find that not only does he have a large team at his disposal in South Africa, which is essential to successful investigations. He has also, over many years, developed strong ties with international investigators, especially when they need someone they can trust to carry on an investigation for them in South Africa.

Make sure he is transparent about possible costs of an investigation

If there’s one thing you can count on with an investigative company like King Investigators, it’s that you’ll have absolute transparency about the costs that may be incurred in taking on your case. This is a team that works within the budget of the client, and one that has built a superb reputation for delivering excellent results without having to pad expense accounts without good reason!

If the PI is willing to bend the rules, move along swiftly

If you’ve been talking to a private investigator that intimates that he’ll bend a rule or two to get the results you want, which won’t be legal, then it’s best for you to move along swiftly.

If you take illegally gathered evidence into court it’ll be thrown out, and, you could end up in hot water for presenting evidence gathered illegally, which leaves you out of pocket and in trouble, which is the last thing you need when you hire a private investigator.

Can the PI guarantee you satisfaction at the conclusion of the investigation?

King Investigators will guarantee your full satisfaction with the results they return to you with at the end of an investigation, and, they’ll do it in the most cost effective way possible.

This team leaves no stone unturned in their pursuit of the truth, and, based on their own integrity, you can be absolutely sure that your information will remain secure and confidential.

Contact King Investigators in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town

If you really want the best on your case then your first call should be to King Investigators. Give Jacques a call or have a confidential chat online to find out more about how he and his team of professionals can assist you with your investigation!


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