Understanding the process of private investigation from start to finish.

There are many very different reasons that anyone contacts a private investigator, which means that the seasoned professional is able to carry out investigations across the board.

If it’s the first time you’re considering hiring a private investigator, it can seem pretty intimidating, especially since you have no idea of what to expect.

For a start, make sure you’re dealing with a professional private investigations company that sticks to the rules and won’t jeopardize the investigation by using underhand tactics.

Experience counts for a lot.  If the private detective you hire hasn’t been in the business for a long time, you’re liable to be entering into somewhat murky waters.

Ask all the questions you need to in order to make sure that you have the best on your side. It’s your prerogative to dig as deep as you need to, before you trust someone to deliver the results you need in all honesty and with full disclosure.

IMPORTANT: The PI needs to understand the law so that, depending on the case, he or she will know how to obtain evidence that’s of the standard and quality required for a successful conclusion.

Let’s look at one of the most common type of cases handled by private investigators in South Africa:


You’ll contact the private investigator to discuss your suspicions of infidelity on the part of your spouse or life partner.

Any really good private investigator will make this difficult initial meeting as easy as possible, considering the circumstances, and if they’re worth their salt, they’ll handle the situation with the sensitivity that should come from experience.

From here you can discuss whether you need confirmation of infidelity for personal reasons, or whether you’ll need the evidence to take to court in the case of a divorce.

A professional private investigator will tailor the investigation to respect your requirements, and will also be completely up front when it comes to discussing your budget.

You should also expect that the investigator will be available to you throughout the investigation, and will keep a clear channel of communication open with you.

The Investigation

If you choose to work with a well-established company like King Investigators in Johannesburg and Pretoria, you’ll know that everything they do to gather the evidence required will be completely within legal parameters.

This is the only way to be absolutely sure that, should you require the evidence for a divorce or custody case, it’ll be rock solid.

To gather the necessary evidence to be presented in court, your investigator will follow your spouse to find out where they are and where they go, based on information given by you.

This type of mobile surveillance is the best way to gather proof, however, it can only be conducted in public areas. Invasion of privacy and misrepresentation is out if you want evidence that’ll stand up in court.

What type of evidence can you expect at the conclusion of the investigation?

  • Time stamped photos
  • Video proof
  • Professionally compiled reports summing up activity not included in photographic or video evidence to support what has been gathered.

Why King Investigators in Johannesburg?

King Investigators has an extensive network of private detectives that produce results of the highest level and quality, without compromise.

Using state of the art technology combined with professionalism, you can trust this team to handle any case you bring to them with honesty and integrity.

When you need solid proof you can rely on, contact King Investigators for a free confidential consultation to set your mind at ease about the quality of evidence you’ll receive at the conclusion of the investigation.