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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 provide our clients with a high quality and process driven service that is driven through key staff selections and an established network of local and globally recognised associations and consultants. At Saraband Solutions we have and are associated to specialists in the fields of investigations, due dilligence, risk and threat assessments, surveillance and undercover operations, polygraph examinations, handwriting analysis, pre-employment screening, computer forensics, TCSM investigations and executive protection. 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

Crisis response solutions through expert consultants who have extensive experience in crisis response situations in Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe.

  • Kidnap and Ransom Consulting
  • 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 servives, 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 Solutions is a leader in the field of investigations, crisis response consulting and due diligence inquiries and has a well-established global footprint.

Based in Pretoria in South Africa, Saraband provides tailor made, turnkey investigative, crisis response and due diligence 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.

"Saraband" was a term used by the New Zealand SAS to signal the operational transition from planning phase to execution - the term literally meant "this is no longer an exercise" and signaled the "real deal". When Dave Wilson and John Gibbons started Saraband Solutions in 2001 this term encultured their vision for Saraband in the field of corporate risk and criminal investigations.



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 Forensic Investigator

Vincent joined the Saraband Solutions team in 2008 and has since specialised in the fields of criminal and corporate risk and misconduct investigations. Vincent consults on internal misconduct investigations and disciplinary procedures for several global organisations.

Vincent took over the ownership and management of Saraband Solutions in November 2016 and he has ensured that the business has remained aligned to a high performance culture involving robust engagement through investigative and business competence. Vincent has further ensured the sustainablility of the company's access to substantial intelligence databases both locally and globally. Vincent maintains a hands-on approach to all investigative initiatives undertaken by the company. 

Vincent holds an Honors Degree in Criminology obtained from the University of Pretoria as well as professional memberships at globally recognized organisations such as ACFE, WAD and CRIMSA.


Danien Breed

Vetting Specialist

Danien joined the Saraband team in 2015 and is responsible for the day-to-day office administration, internal accounts as well as the oversight of client vetting projects.

Danien’s vetting portfolio includes coordinating and conducting AFIS fingerprint (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

Information Specialist

Jacqie joined the Saraband team in February 2017 and specializes in the field of information sourcing, resource development and due dilligence investigations. Jacqie has established sustainable relationships with reliable intelligence sources in Sub-Saharan Africa and through these resources Saraband Solutions has been able to provide invaluble intelligence for due dilligence and investigative assignments for global clients.

Jacqie also holds a 3 year diploma in Human Resources Management and oversees the Human Resource portfolio at Saraband Solutions.


Marius Herbst

Forensic Investigator

Marius joined Saraband Solutions in 2014 and through his extensive experience in logistics and supply-chain management has gained an edge in investigating logistics and warhousing related misconduct.

In addition to his logistics background 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