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Corporate Forensic Investigative Specialists

  • He who dares succeeds
  • To pre-empt, prevent and deter current and aspiring criminals through pro-active and innovative risk solutions
  • Time spent on reconnaissance is seldom waisted



At Saraband Solutions we pride ourselves on providing a high quality service that is both process driven and outcome focused. We achieve this through key staff selections and a well-established network of local and globally recognised associations and consultants.

At Saraband, we have specialists in the fields of investigations, crisis consulting, due dilligence, risk and threat assessments, data analysis, pre-employment screening, surveillance and undercover operations. Saraband also partners with a leading boutique security firm in providing protective and journey management services. We also have established partnerships with specialists in the fileds of polygraph examinations, handwriting analysis, computer forensics and TCSM investigations.

Our local and global partnerships have allowed us to remain on the forefront of providing a high-quality and driven service to our clients with a diverse set of skillsets on offer.


A profesional and independent investigative service provided through experienced investigators in the field of corporate risk and criminal investigations.

  • Corporate and Labour Related Forensic Investigations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • IP Infringement investigations
  • Civil investigations
  • Trace investigations
  • Specialist Computer Forensics Investigations

Crisis Response

Saraband Solutions' MD, Vincent Swardt provides in-country and on-the-ground crisis response consulting services as part of the Unity Resources Group crisis consulting team.

  • Kidnap and Ransom Consulting
  • Extortion
  • Communicated threats
  • Detentions
  • Crisis Evacuation Support
  • Risk and Threat Assessment

Due Diligence Inquiries

A comprehensive network of local and global resources providing knowledge with which to make informed decisions about current and future business relationships.

  • Business and Individual Intelligence Reports
  • Pre-employment Screening
  • Individual and Organisational Vetting
  • AFIS Fingerprint Screening
  • Procurement Risk Solution

Other Key

A wide variety of additional risk consulting and corporate investigative services, including:

  • Executive Protection
  • Surveillance and Undercover Operations
  • Technical Counter Surveillance Measures
  • Polygraph Examinations
  • Handwriting and Disputed Documents Analysis
  • Asset and Individual Tracing
  • Victim and Criminal Profiling


Saraband Solutuons is an internationally recognised risk, investigative and due diligence consultancy that has a well-established global footprint.

Saraband is based in Pretoria in South Africa and has well-established and reliable resources accross Africa and globally.

Saraband provides tailor made, turnkey solutions to a broad spectrum of industry role-players both local and globally. Our methodology involves an integrated problem solving approach which includes key staff and consulting selections with sound theoretical background, associations and experience.

Confidentiality and integrity of information is at the core of our business and remains a key ingredient to our success. It is this commitment that has resulted in long term relationships with our key clients over the years.

The term "Saraband" was used by the New Zealand SAS to signal the operational transition from a planning phase to execution. When Dave Wilson and John Gibbons started Saraband in 2001 this term encultured their vision for Saraband in the field of corporate risk and criminal consulting.



Saraband Solutions (Pty) Ltd focuses on a multi-disciplinary approach to solving risk related matters for clients. The methodology that we follow involves an integrated problem-solving approach driven by key staff selection, comprehensive understanding of local and global operating environments and unwavering comitments to the client's end objectives, all whilst ensuring that we operate within globally acceptable ethical and compliance frameworks. Our staff include:

Vincent Swardt

Owner, Managing Director and Senior Consultant

Vincent joined the Saraband Solutions team in 2008 and took over ownership of the company in 2016. Vincent holds an Honors Degree in Criminology obtained from the University of Pretoria and is a Certified Fraud Examiner with the ACFE. Vincent holds other professional memberships at globally recognized organisations such as World Association of Detectives (WAD) and the Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA).

Vincent's experience and expertise include:

- Criminal investigations

- Internal / misconduct related investigations

- In-country crisis response consulting on K&R, extortion, communicated threats and detention cases as part of the URG team

- Active management of security assigments in partnership with a boutique security and journey management firm

- Threat and risk assessments


Janine Lensley

Administrator, PA and Vetting Specialist


Janine joined the Saraband team in 2018 and is responsible for the day-to-day office administration and internal accounts as well as the oversight of client vetting projects.

Janine ensures compliance with legal requirements for vetting purposes and coordinates and manages pre-employment screening contracts for Saraband. This includes coordinating candidates, taking fingerprints for biometric based criminal record checks, conducting qualification verifications, conducting credit enquiries and compiling vetting packages that are tailored to the client’s requirement.


Jacqueline Cochrane

Forensic Investigator and Information Specialist

Jacqie joined the Saraband team in February 2017 as a Due Dilligence specialist and has shown an eagerness to develop within the company, resulting in her taking up a position as Junior Investigator as well following courses completed in Forensic Investigations. Jacqie also holds a 3 year diploma in Human Resources Management and this background and her experience gained has made her a critical element of harassment and similar misconduct investigations.

Jacqie conducts the due dilligence investigations for Saraband and has established sustainable relationships with reliable intelligence sources across Sub-Saharan Africa.


Marius Herbst

Data Analyst and Forensic Investigator

Marius joined Saraband Solutions in 2014 and through his extensive experience in logistics and supply-chain management has gained an edge in data analytics and processing. This background has also given Marius te necesarry tools to excell as an investigator in logistics and warhousing related misconduct cases.

Prior to entering the logistics and supply-chain fields Marius worked as an Internal Investigator at the Department of Correctional Services 

In addition to this, Marius has sound knowledge and experience in security risk mitigation which is utilised in his current position through risk and site security surveys and mitigation strategies.


Associates, Partnerships and Consultants

Saraband Solutions has built up a network of local and globally recognised associates and consultants in amongst others the following fields:

  • Investigations
  • Training
  • Risk and threat assessments
  • Surveillance and undercover operations
  • Polygraph examinations
  • Handwriting analysis
  • Pre-employment screening (national and global footprint)
  • Computer forensics
  • TCSM investigations
  • Executive protection services

These partnerships have allowed Saraband Solutions to remain on the forefront of providing a high quality and driven service to our clients with a diverse set of skills on offer.

In June 2017 a global partner of Saraband Solutions published the following media release on their website:

LYON - FRANCE, 04/06/2017 – In the context of its expansion, CORPGUARD announces today the signing of a partnership agreement with Saraband Solutions, business intelligence, investigation and risk management specialist based in South Africa. This partnership will allow CORPGUARD to benefit from its expertise in Southern Africa and to rely on its operational capabilities. Saraband Solutions LTD will take advantage of CORPGUARD’s knowledge and network in West Africa, North Africa and Europe.


Memberships and Affiliations

  • ACFE – Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • CRIMSA – Criminological and Victimilogical Society of Southern Africa
  • WAD – World Association of Detectives
  • PSIRA - Private Securty Industry Regulatory Authority


Keep In Touch

Tel: +27 12 664 1121
Fax: +27 86 687 8281

Crystal Office Park
249 Basden Avenue
Lyttelton, Centurion