How Are Private Investigators Legal?

The genius of private investigators, Sherlock Holmes, had a favourite saying; “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth”, a saying which inspired generations of dedicated private investigators around the globe to be the best.

There is a standard by which each private investigator is measured as a true professional in South Africa, which leads us to the question; how are private investigators legal?

You’ll find a supposed private investigator around virtually every corner, but beware, because out of the many you’ll find, few of them will be viewed as meeting the criteria required to be considered legal.

The average man in the street isn’t aware that a private investigator in South Africa has to be registered before he can take on any investigation, and that it is in fact illegal to hire an unregistered fraudster calling himself a PI.

How are private investigators legal?

In order for any private investigator to operate in South Africa, he and his firm has to be registered with the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA).

Before you hire any private investigator, ask him for his registration number and check it out on the PSiRA website, just to make sure that his credentials are bona fide.

Fraudsters give hardworking, honest private investigators like King Investigators a bad rap, along with other registered PI’s in South Africa, which, considering the integrity and honesty you can rely on when working with PI’s of this ilk, is grossly unfair.

Private investigators such as Jacques Botha, owner of King Investigators, bring an invaluable amount of experience, skill and training to their craft, earned during well over a decade in the field, which is essential to any investigation, especially when it involves surveillance.

You can and should ask for examples of previous cases Jacques and his team have carried out, and where their experience has led them, if that will give you further peace of mind that you’re dealing with a legitimate private investigator.

If you don’t do any of these things to make sure you’re dealing with the best, and end up with a fraudster who is more than willing to do illegal things to gather or manufacture evidence, you could end up being fined or being given a jail sentence, along with the fraudster PI!

Although you’re always welcome to give Jacques a call for a free, confidential consultation, it’s also a good idea to meet the PI before hiring him, so that you can get a good read on him for yourself.

After all, you’re going to be sharing confidential information with him and trusting him to deliver results that can be relied on to stand up to scrutiny in court, if necessary.

Hire PSiRA-registered King Investigators!

King Investigators is a full-service investigative firm, and if you’re uncertain about what that means, please visit their website here to view their full range of services on offer.

Jacques and his team are committed to providing clients with quality service and guaranteed results at affordable rates. 

Contact King Investigators to find out more about how they can assist you with your investigation; this down to earth team will be more than willing to guide you through the entire process that will lead to the truth in any matter.


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