21 November 2011

Top Private Investigators ZA

Hiring a Private Investigator in South Africa

A private investigator in South Africa (often abbreviated to PI), private detective or (informally) private eye is a person who can be hired by individuals or groups to undertake investigatory law services. Private investigators in Cape Town, South Africa often work for attorneys or lawyers in civil cases. Many work for insurance companies in Johannesburg or Cape Town to investigate suspicious claims. Before the advent of no-fault divorce, many top private investigators in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban were hired to search out evidence of adultery or other conduct within marriage to establish grounds for a divorce.
Despite the lack of legal necessity for such evidence in many jurisdictions in South Africa, according to press reports collecting evidence of adultery or other "bad behaviour" by spouses and partners is still one of the most profitable activities private investigators in South Africa undertake, as the stakes being fought over now are child custody, alimony, or marital property disputes.

Some top private investigators are ex-police officers, some are former law enforcement agents, some are ex-spies and some are ex-military, some used to work in a private military company, some are former bodyguards and security guards, although many are not. While Private investigators in Durban also investigate criminal matters, they are expected to keep detailed notes and to be prepared to testify in court regarding any of their observations on behalf of their clients. Private investigators for hire in Cape Town, South Africa also perform surveillance work for clients.

Some private investigators in South Africa specialize in technical surveillance counter-measures (TSCM), sometimes called electronic counter measures (ECM), which is the locating and dealing with unwanted forms of electronic surveillance (for example, a bugged boardroom for industrial espionage purposes). Other PIs, also known as Corporate Investigators in Johannesburg, Gauteng, specialise in corporate matters, including anti-fraud work, the protection of intellectual property and trade secrets, anti-piracy, copyright infringement investigations, due diligence investigations and computer forensics work. To hire a top private investigator in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban, South Africa simply click here.