Private investigators uncover the truth in a broad spectrum of cases

Private investigators are the gatherers of reliable information when all other avenues of collecting evidence are either blocked, or have already been explored.

In order to do this in many different capacities, a private investigator needs to be able to work across a variety of platforms, which could cover anything from collecting evidence of infidelity, to business intelligence and carrying out lie detector tests.

To be able to do this, the private investigator needs to have the highest level of training backed up by years of experience in order to produce effective results.

Inexperience or a lack of training on the part of any private investigator often leads to information or evidence being compromised, and if this information is going to be presented to court it won’t stand up to scrutiny.

In the world of a private investigator, all that matters is uncovering any information that’s hidden and inaccessible to the average man in the street.

This is where the contacts and tools private investigators use to get to the truth are of fundamental importance to any case.

So, what are some of the cases a private investigator with the right experience and training can undertake, and who hires them?

Private individuals

Private investigators like King Investigators in Johannesburg and Pretoria assist clients in tracing and locating people for many different reasons.  This could apply to whether a family or friend is concerned that a loved one has gone missing, or assisting people to find their birth parents.

Private investigators also work undercover gather evidence of infidelity to either give peace of mind to one partner that the other is not cheating, or, if true, to use the evidence in a divorce or custody case.


There are many different reasons that attorneys will use a private investigator, and in most cases, they tend to stick with one private investigator they can trust for honest results gathered according to the law governing evidence gathering.

Private investigators are able to assist attorneys in locating people who have skipped bail or are avoiding appearing at court.  Private investigators also interview witnesses to ensure that no important information has been missed before a case goes to court.

Business owners

A private investigator is of immense value to business owners. He is able to do in-depth background checks on a partner the owner is planning to take on board, asses risk to company security and provide detailed information on a potential employee.  These are just a few of the ways in which private investigators are useful to business owners.


Private investigators are able to take any case further than the police are able to, due to the legal constraints they are bound to.  This doesn’t mean that Private Investigators are above the law.

What it means is that when the police have reached a point where they are unable to continue a criminal investigation, a private investigator can then assist in gathering further vital information that will assist them in making a case against a suspect.

There are many other roles that private investigators fill, but it’s always important to make sure that the private investigator being hired has the necessary training and background to provide the results required in each situation and case.

If you’re planning on hiring a private investigator in Gauteng, please contact King Investigators to find out more about the wide variety of investigations this team is able to undertake.

With ten years’ experience, locally and internationally, the team of private detectives working with Jacques Botha at the helm, have been trusted by thousands of business owners and individuals based on the honesty and transparency they can rely on from King Investigators.

Here’s why clients trust King Investigators in Gauteng

We can all be forgiven for immediately thinking that all private investigators fill the image of the dodgy, slinking gumshoe slouching around in his hat and long coat as portrayed on screen, but they’re not.

There are those that are definitely a breed apart, and King Investigators operate only on that level, putting paid to the darker connotations attached to their work.

Here are a few of the reasons that clients trust King Investigators implicitly:


When it comes to the type and level of training any investigator should be able to provide to a client, King Investigators tick all the right boxes.

Book learning doesn’t produce exceptional investigators, it has to be a combination of the theoretical with field work that turns out above average private investigators.

Going undercover requires that the investigator remain undetected by the subject being observed, and only training can equip a professional with the right tools to do so.

Undercover investigations also come with risks, which is something any good investigator prepares for in order not to compromise an investigation.


Jacques Botha, owner of King Investigators, is a licensed private investigator with over ten years’ worth of experience to call on when it comes to carrying out many different types of investigations for individuals, as well as for business owners.

Having worked under tremendous pressure in high risk investigations both locally and internationally, Jacques and his team bring extensive experience to the table on any investigation.

Many think that the life of a private investigator is glamorous and exciting, but it isn’t. It also means that, among other abilities, the investigator has to have the skill to explore and analyse mountains of documents in an effort to expose hidden information in many different spheres.

Result oriented

King Investigators are tenacious about producing results, and to produce them timeously, so that they don’t waste the client’s time or charge more than is absolutely necessary.

Honesty, transparency & integrity

These are the three fundamental words that describe the way that King Investigators operate, without exception.  This is a team that can be relied on not to pad expense accounts, or to add unnecessary avenues of investigation to a case that could be completed without them.

As far as transparency regarding costs you may incur for various aspects of an investigation, it would be hard to find an investigative company that’s more up front about the financial aspects of an investigation than King Investigators are.

Full service

When King Investigators use the words ‘full service’ they mean it!  Their client list is an impressive one that includes attorneys, insurance companies, business owners, individuals and corporations.

They also act as local support for international private investigators due to the fact that King Investigators know the lay of the land and are able to remain undetected, which would not be easy for someone from a foreign country.

Security & confidentiality

From the moment you contact King Investigators you can have absolute peace of mind that all your information will remain confidential. It will be kept in a secure place that cannot be accessed by anyone with criminal intent.


As an investigative company that’s registered with the PSIRA, you can expect the highest level of professionalism from King Investigators.

They will always remain in contact with you as a case progresses and, once it is concluded and the evidence is in, their final report will have ‘professional’ stamped on it as a seal of excellence.

Contact King Investigators today for a confidential chat about the reasons you may need to hire a private investigator in Pretoria or Johannesburg.

This is what you need to know about a private investigator before hiring him

Many of us still want to see the best in people, in every walk of life, but the days when you could trust someone by a handshake and by their word have become decidedly rare.

There have always been and will always be those to whom lying is second nature. Unfortunately in this era of technology, dishonesty and cheating is easier to hide from anyone without the experience to dig deeper than on the surface.

Companies and individuals hire private investigators to guide them on their quest to get to the truth of any matter, both personal and on a business level.

Here are some of the reasons anyone would hire a private investigator:

  • To provide proof of infidelity, adultery and cheating, based on undercover experience on the part of the investigator
  • To carry out background checks – which include everything from background checks on potential employees to that of a planned business investment
  • To provide polygraph and lie detector services
  • To carry out internal theft investigations – a private investigator with the right level of training and investigation is able to play the role of an employee without being detected. This is where a private investigator has to have undercover experience so that the alleged perpetrator is not alerted to the investigation
  • To carry out business counterintelligence, otherwise known as CI. Counter intelligence is any evidence that’s gathered to provide businesses with in-depth information that’ll bring to light any actions that are a threat to the company. This type of investigation has become a must if the owner of any business is to have the information they need to protect themselves from anyone seeking to cause the company harm.
  • To provide due diligence services, which offer business owners, investors or lenders in-depth information that makes important business decisions based on reliable evidence

What you need to know before hiring a private investigator:

Licensing:  You need to make sure that the private investigator you are planning to hire is licensed.  Like King Investigators in Gauteng, being registered with the PSIRA assures you that you’re working with a professional that’ll stick to the principles that govern their industry. It’s easy to check these credentials here.

Level of training: You have every right to ask a private investigator about his training and about how up to date he is with the latest technology, so that he knows exactly where to look for the evidence in your particular case.

The right training also means that the PI is able to conduct covert surveillance in order to produce evidence of such a high quality that it will stand up in court if necessary.

References: Any private investigator worth his salt will be able to provide you with references from past clients and their cases similar to yours.  If he’s not able to do this or is reticent about it, rather say thank you but no thank you!

Experience: You need to make absolutely sure that the investigator has the experience to carry out an in a case like yours.  Keep in mind that a PI investigating infidelity may not be able to carry out due diligence, or vice versa.

Final reports: Make sure that the private investigator you hire will provide you with all the evidence you require, which may include time-stamped photos and video, as well as a professionally written report supporting the audio visual evidence, especially if the evidence is needed in a court case.

Finding the top private investigator in South Africa:

You couldn’t start at a better place than at King Investigators in Gauteng.  This highly trained and professional team of investigators are headed by Jacques Botha, who has been in the industry for over ten years already.

Once you’ve spoken to Jacques, you’ll find that his company meets all the criteria listed above and is able to provide an impressive list of investigative services to individuals and to businesses.

Obvious signs that your partner is cheating

Boyfriend cheating? Girlfriend cheating? Husband cheating or wife cheating? The word ‘cheating’ on its own is one that has always had painful connotations, and it’s one none of us wants to face.

When your radar goes up and your sixth sense kicks in, it’s hard to ignore the impact that mere suspicions will make on any relationship, and research has unfortunately proven that almost 85% of those who suspect infidelity are invariably right.

There are only 3 that decisions that can be made once you know that your partner is cheating and they are;

  1. To end the relationship
  2. To stick it out and hope it changes, or
  3. To try marriage counselling – there are relationships that can survive infidelity, but it’s a tough call.

According to Psychology Today, studies suggest that as many as 25 percent of men and 11 percent of women will, at some point in their lives, end up in bed with someone other than their partner. The author of this article goes on to say that ‘if a relationship can survive the affair and get to the other side healing, it can become even better, but that it’ll mean a lot of hard work’.

Before we look at some of the most obvious signs your partner is cheating, remember not to go into panic mode if your partner fits only one or two of these signs, but, if he or she is displaying more than four or five of these signs it’s time to take a serious look at where to from there.

Remember too that your intuition will pick up undercurrents that something isn’t right even if your spouse doesn’t display any of these obvious signs.

Here are some of the most obvious signs that your partner or spouse is cheating:

Your partner may start displaying new habits such as;

  1. Staying later at work than ever, or leaving earlier in the morning than is usual
  2. Taking more business trips than before
  3. A red flag is that there will be credit card statements that are hidden, which may include charges such as gifts you haven’t received or other unexplained expenses over and above what you know is normal
  4. A mobile phone or laptop that suddenly has a password lock that wasn’t there before
  5. Traditionally, a new scent that lingers or lipstick on a collar is a dead giveaway, which is probably something most men and women get away with by working hard to avoid any obvious signs like these
  6. Lying and evasiveness. These kinds of lies are those that are patently obvious, and very painful to face, and there’s no doubt that you’ll know if your partner is being evasive
  7. Taking a new interest in appearance and grooming, or joining a gym with a renewed commitment
  8. Short temper or excessive defensiveness
  9. Receiving a lot more missed calls than are normal
  10. Loss of interest in sex or, on the other end of the scale, wanting to try new things in the bedroom

With the growth in our reliance on technology it’s not that difficult to confirm your suspicions on your own, however, it’s too easy to jump to unsubstantiated conclusions that may damage an otherwise important relationship.

Even if all you want to do is to set your mind at ease, calling in a private detective that has extensive experience in uncovering evidence of cheating is best, especially as the PI isn’t emotionally invested in whether or not there will be proof of cheating.

King Investigators offer the number one cheating spouse detectives in South Africa, and through experience, fully understand just how difficult it is for any spouse to hire a private detective to prove infidelity, and they treat each case with the sensitivity it deserves.

Call King Investigators today for a confidential chat to find out more about how this trusted team of investigators can help you, whether for a divorce, custody or child support case, or one that requires proof that assets are being hidden.

With the evidence of cheating provided by King Investigators in the form of photographic and video proof, along with a fully comprehensive report, you’ll be backed up in court with proof that is undeniable.