The role a private investigator plays in custody cases.

Private investigators in South Africa work closely with attorneys in order to lay out a plan that’ll give the investigator the information an attorney needs to present a custody case in court.

As a client having to face the difficulties that are attached to custody and visitation investigations, you’ll want to be absolutely sure that the private investigator you’ve hired will take professional responsibility for the investigation.

This is so that you can rely on the quality of the evidence at the end of the investigation.  Let there be no doubt, an unprofessional investigator with no scruples will compromise your case when it comes to court.

The law is complicated around child custody cases, which is why the investigator has to work closely with the attorney, making sure that no extraneous evidence is collected that will be of no value.

It’s unfortunate that child custody cases and visitation cases are among the most common cases that require the services of a private investigator.

Emotions of all parties that have a stake in the decision of the courts run high, which is why there’s no room for mistakes on the part of the investigator.

Any time a child is involved, you’ll need a professional on your side who’ll be able to remain neutral during the process and act with integrity in order to give you honest results.

In many custody cases it’s not only the parents who have a stake in the outcome of the court decision, many other family members also feel the emotional impact of the whole process, which is something any private investigator should also respect.

A private investigator with good communication skills and sensitivity is what you’ll need most while going through a painful experience involving your child.

It’s important that you know as much as possible about the private investigator you hire. Make sure they’ll conduct their investigation in a way that remains true to the code of conduct set out by PSIRA (Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority).

If you look for a private investigator in Johannesburg or Pretoria, or anywhere else in South Africa, make sure they’re registered with PSIRA, if not, forget it.

Because the evidence and final report from the private investigator is going to be presented in court, you need to be very selective about who’ll be handing over the final report to your attorney.

Fictitious allegations won’t cut it in court, before the attorney for the other side is through with the evidence and depositions of others involved in the case, these allegations will be ripped apart.

Remember, your spouse or partner will be using their own private detective, so it’s not worth trying to get one over on the court.

While the attorney will be conducting depositions of the main parties involved in this difficult and painful case, the private investigator will conduct interviews with those who play a lesser role, such as domestic workers, neighbours and even local shop assistants.

The periphery players serve to underpin the depositions of the main players and will include anyone coming into contact with the other party in the custody case.

Surveillance will also play an important role in compiling a comprehensive report that will include time stamped photos and videos. Any suspicion that a child is in any way endangered, abused or neglected will definitely come to light during investigation.

The team at King Investigators in Johannesburg bring to custody cases the integrity and professionalism that’ll allow your attorney to present a case that’ll enable the judge to make an informed decision.

If you’re facing a battle for your child, this is a team that’ll respect you and handle your case with absolute confidentially and sensitivity, delivering honest results that can stand up in court without a doubt.

Hire a local private investigator for the best results in any investigation.

If you need a private investigator to handle any investigation in South Africa, its essential that you hire one that knows everything about the country like the back of his hand.

This means that the investigator has to know the customs of a multi-cultured nation, which would be nigh on impossible for an investigator from overseas.

An investigation in a major city like Pretoria for instance, is going to be completely different to that of one carried out in a small ‘dorp’.

In the city an investigator who knows everything about local hangouts, shopping malls and even some of the more dangerous areas, will be able to become virtually invisible to anyone they’re investigating.

Doing this in a small town is a lot more difficult if the investigator doesn’t understand the culture and the people living there, and blending in is going to call for extensive experience and professionalism so as not to stick out like a sore thumb.

These are the abilities that you should be looking for when hiring a private investigator in South Africa.

King Investigators in Pretoria and Johannesburg is one of these exceptional companies that can deliver this level of versatility and professionalism, consistently producing results founded on great investigative work on the ground.

King Investigators are also the top choice for overseas investigators when they need the assistance of investigators to carry out surveillance on people travelling from abroad to South Africa.

As an owner-managed business, King Investigators has also been involved in surveillance work on the ground in countries as far off the continent as Argentina and Brazil.

This is proof that King Investigators not only excels on the ground in South Africa, but that the team is fully capable of carrying out their professional services overseas.

Crossing borders from South Africa and into other African countries such as Swaziland, Namibia, Mozambique and Lesotho is confirmation that Jacques and his team of investigators are equally at home outside of South Africa.

These local, international and Sub-Saharan investigations are not like a walk in the park, many have been high risk investigations.

If challenging investigations like this aren’t handled with knowledge and experience, the investigator himself will be in danger, which could inevitably compromise the client.

King Investigators offers a comprehensive list of investigative services in South Africa, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Surveillance

Child custody cases

Cheating Spouses and Infidelity


Insurance fraud

Suspicion of wrongdoing by workers, reps and employees

  • Business Intelligence Investigations
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Polygraph testing
  • Voice stress analysis
  • Background checks
  • Tracing missing persons

King Investigators is also responsible for the personal protection of well-known personalities and politicians visiting or living in South Africa, giving weight to the experience and knowledge Jacques and his team have earned over ten years in the industry.

Let there be no doubt that if you want a local private detective on the ground in South Africa, then King Investigators will provide you with quality, affordable investigative services equal to those in any country, anywhere else in the world!



What is a Due Diligence Investigation & who to trust with it?

Looking at the overall picture of what a Due Diligence Investigation is, one can see that it’s one of the most important things any company can do to protect itself in the process of a merger or the acquisition of a new company.

There are various issues that come into the picture before any merger can be considered and before any papers are signed. It’s a huge risk for any business to enter into a merger or the acquisition of what may be a company in direct competition, without having every single fact in hand.

It’s the larger company that has to make sure that a Due Diligence Investigation is carried out in order to weed out the possibility that they may end up on the wrong side of books that have been ‘fixed’ to look great!

Anything fraudulent about the company to be merged with will come out in the wash of a painstaking Due Diligence Investigation.

The components that make up an in-depth Due Diligence Investigation:


It’s essential to make sure that any and all paperwork pertaining to any merger or acquisition are correctly signed and recorded so that none of these issues will cause any delays due to legalities that still need to be resolved in order to go forward with the deal.


Is the company you’re merging with or acquiring really making the profits they say they are, or have these numbers been fudged in the face of losses?  You need to know exactly what’s going on with the numbers you’re presented with, which will require in depth investigation.

This type of investigation has to be carried out by a private investigator well-versed in the nuances of everything that could be hidden by the company you are acquiring or merging with.

To get to the bottom of the financial picture you’re presented with will take the services of a private investigator who can call on many resources unavailable to you in gathering business intelligence.

Credit worthiness:

You need to have a clear picture of the integrity of good corporate governance and credit worthiness of any company you’re acquiring or merging with in order to make a sound decision.

This is fundamental to making a good investment for the future of your company and well worth the scrutiny a private investigator is able to carry out on your behalf, before you commit to anything.

Let King Investigators provide you with a complete, in-depth Due Diligence Investigation:

King Investigators is considered the best investigative firm in South Africa, and to back this up, this team of experienced professional investigators will provide you with the peace of mind you need when making big business transactions.

They’ll present you with a comprehensive, fully developed profile of the company you’re considering merging with or acquiring, making sure you have all the relevant information that’ll protect you from the outset of the transaction.

King Investigators will meet your specific requirements and budget in their ability to tailor their services to meet your objectives, as well as to offer complete discretion as they carry out the investigation.

This top team of investigators want to know that when you do commit to any business transaction, you’ll do it knowing every detail about the company you’re considering to make it a successful transaction.

Contact King Investigators for a free consultation to set your mind at ease about having the best team on hand to carry out a Due Diligence Investigation!

What can King Investigators do to root out white collar crime in the workplace?

Unfortunately the age of trusting private investigations firms such as King Investigators with in-depth background checks into employees is upon us.

With the technology available today, anyone with half a brain can manufacture a past that looks really great on paper, but what of the truth behind it?

People in some of the highest positions of power in business and in politics have been found to have done far more than embroider on their achievements and qualifications, they’ve actually claimed to have degrees that were never earned.

If people on this level can pull the wool over the eyes of those who employ them, how much more can any employee, in any position do to fool you?

A complete downturn in the economy coupled with high unemployment rates has made even the most honest susceptible to criminal activities in the workplace, driven by desperation.

In-depth background checks are important, but once an employee is in a position of trust, it gets difficult to put your finger on why it is that you feel that something isn’t right.

Rather than absorbing the cost of ‘small’ crimes in the workplace, nip it in the bud by doing something about it the moment anything seems out of place.

A background check is a good start:

Not all companies that fire staff for theft will bother to take the matter any further than the dismissal itself.  This means that the next employer will be blissfully unaware of the true background of the person being considered for a position in their company.

This is a situation that happens a lot in positions that involve those handling stock, whether in a warehouse or on the floor of a retail store.

Trusting staff with sensitive company data:

With the growth in technology, white collar crimes, including computer fraud, which currently cost South African businesses around R40 billion a year, are on the increase.

If you open up sensitive company information to someone newly appointed to a position of trust, best you know exactly who’ll be sitting in that hot seat!

This is how confidential client information is stolen and sold for a price, and this is also how syndicates get someone into a position of trust in order to steal company secrets about any new developments in products.

There’s a whole world of corporate espionage out there that’s alive and well. What’s important is to make sure that you’ve covered all your bases by regularly reviewing the staff who have access to this type of data.

Enlist the help of a trusted private investigator to uncover proof of white collar crime and corporate fraud:

King Investigators has become a valuable resource for many clients who’re determined to protect sensitive information about their companies, as well as to root out theft and fraud.

Without keeping the small things in check, your company stands to lose far more than money, it also means that your reputation could be smeared to the extent that no one will do business with you again!

As the top investigative firm in South Africa, King Investigators bring over 20 years’ worth of experience to bear when investigating crime in the workplace.

If you need irrefutable proof of any employee theft, fraud or embezzlement, King Investigators know exactly how to go about providing you with proof of exactly what’s happening in your business.

Whether yours in small business or a major corporation, you know that you can’t afford the accumulated damage that unchecked crimes in the workplace can cause.

It’s important to consider the real value of retaining a trusted investigative company like King Investigators as a partner in keeping your company safe from crime.

Contact King Investigators the next time you need proof that’ll protect your company from any unnecessary losses and to retain the integrity of your name.