& AUDITORS | STRATEGIC AUDITORS | TRACERS | LOSS, RISK &
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GUARDS | ELECTRONICS
***Servicing legal practitioners, private and corporate business, government and individuals***
SITE LAST UPDATED
21 July 2015
FSG is a LEVEL 4 B-BBEE
NATIONALLY AND HAS ITS HEAD OFFICE IN DURBAN. BECAUSE ALL CONTROL
MECHANISMS ARE CENTRALIZED AT HEAD OFFICE, ALL ENQUIRIES AND
INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE ADDRESSED TO OUR
THIS WEBSITE IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING
UPDATED. PLEASE BE PATIENT.
Our website is intended to be an INFORMATION PORTAL in which we describe our various services, define our Terms of Reference, and introduce our terms and conditions of service. All words in UNDERLINED BLUE CAPITAL LETTERS are hyperlinks to a page dedicated to that subject.
Our objective is to be the PREFERRED SERVICE PROVIDER of our unique service bouquet to our target markets (who are legal practitioners, private and corporate business, and government.
Use the NAVIGATION BAR on the left to visit the pages listed under the MAIN MENU BAR to obtain detailed information related to the reason for your visit to our website. EMAIL buttons are strategically scattered throughout our website so that you can request further information from a DIRECTOR of FSG.
FSG trades in a sector that is littered with the debris of the failed efforts of idiots who claim all nature of expertise in our industry but who fail to deliver results. We accept that this places on us the burden to justify the professional status we afford ourselves, and to demonstrate our capacity to successfully, professionally, ethically, effectively and sustainably deliver the services and products we offer.
FSG is unique in that we are the first service provider of our kind in SOUTH AFRICA to transform a business with our unique bouquet of services and products into a NATIONAL CORPORATE PRACTICE with a demonstrable national infrastructure and footprint.
We believe that we SET TRENDS and STANDARDS, rather than follow them. For example, we are unique in having constructed a variety of forensic investigation, and strategic and forensic audit SERVICE PRODUCTS to address the recurring investigation and audit requirements of our target markets. These SERVICE PRODUCTS are expressed in SERVICE PROFILES that set out all the potential components of the scope of work of the SERVICE PRODUCTS, that put fees to each component of the potential scope of work, that define our terms and conditions of service, that afford clients the opportunity to execute the SERVICE PRODUCT to varying degrees (subject to the requirements of a particular matter, or subject to client's budget), and that, most importantly, provide our clients with a blueprint against which to transparently audit our performance.
Since 1985, we have been at the forefront of demonstrating the vast application of, and the very substantial benefits that derive from, the services and products we offer. However:
We do not claim perfection. We suffer the same challenges that all businesses do; sourcing competent, productive staff, employee discipline, managing cash flow, meeting productivity targets, evolving knowledge into practical services, the constant need for research and development, meeting deadlines, being let down by service providers/informants/strategic partners we rely upon to deliver some products, etc. However, we give our client's ONE FIRM UNDERTAKING. If we fail to deliver for some reason, we will volunteer the real reason for doing so, even if that means admitting to an instance of service delivery failure on our part. It is said that STRAIGHT TALK BREAKS NO FRIENDSHIPS. We would rather honour your patronage by revealing the truth, than dishonouring your patronage by fabricating an excuse intended to absolve us of blame.
Every instruction received is an opportunity to acquire knowledge. It is impossible for us to construct a website that will provide for every possible tracing, forensic investigation, strategic/forensic audit, risk management, risk management-related electronics and guarding requirement you may have. If our website does not address your particular requirement, we nonetheless INVITE YOUR ENQUIRY/INSTRUCTION, for three reasons:
With the exception of STANDARD DEBTOR TRACING ("SDT") instructions, no service is ever rendered in response to either an enquiry or an instruction unless we have first reverted with a SERVICE PROPOSAL (which may take the form of one of our SERVICE PROFILES) in which we define the anticipated scope of work, in which we set fees and call for budgets to execute the scope of work, and in which we set out our terms and conditions of service. It is only when clients have agreed in writing to that contained in our SERVICE PROPOSAL that we will act on an instruction/enquiry. (It is not possible to put a fixed fee to most forensic investigation and strategic/forensic audit requirements, because it is often the case that the full scope of the work required to satisfy an instruction can only be established in the process of attending to that instruction. In this case, we always seek agreement on an INITIAL BUDGET for the task, and act on the instruction subject to agreement that:
You will have noticed that we refer to ourselves as FORENSIC INVESTIGATORS and AUDITORS rather than PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS or just AUDITORS. It is relevant that you ask why our services are FORENSIC. Visit our FORENSICS page for the answer.
FSG was, until it was disbanded, a member of the Panel of Investigators of the PUBLIC PROTECTOR, SOUTH AFRICA, and is a service provider to the South African DEPT. OF JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Furthermore, since the founding of our predecessor entity in 1985, our core target market has always been legal practitioners - both is South Africa and abroad. Consequently we have developed especially forensic investigation and strategic/forensic audit expertise in the following:
Think of all the reasons a NATURAL and/or JURISTIC person may have reason to consult and attorney - and that is the core breadth of FSG's investigation and audit expertise (regardless of whether we are working for the Applicant or Respondent party). This includes the likes of breach of contract, labour disputes, the investigation required to recover of substantial debtors, piercing of the corporate veil, reckless and negligent trading and other occurrences that make it possible to hold the members/directors/Trustees of JURISTIC persons liable for the debtors of JURISTIC persons in their personal capacities, the investigation of IP infringements/contraventions, accident reconstruction, questioned document analysis, polygraphs, suspicious deaths, insurance claims and repudiated insurance claims, financial mismanagement, service delivery failure, contested estates, divorce, offences in terms of the Domestic Violence Act, etc.
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