There are three SAMRA memberships, namely, Organisation membership, Associate members (i.e. employees of Organisation members) and Independent members.

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SAMRA hosts a number of professional development events at regional, national and local level, including an annual conferenceVisit the Events section for more information.

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Professional Recognition

Professional recognition is a tangible way of showing dedication to high quality standards and continuous professional development, leading to enhanced career opportunities.

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Database Subscription

SAMRA offers a number of database subscription products to SAMRA members, including the SAMRA Research Participant Database and the SAMRA Red List.

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SAMRA Annual Member Fees for Mar 2017 to Feb 2018

Independent Membership Fee R1450 ex VAT Organisation Membership Fees To work out the fee for an organisation’s membership, add the Annual Membership Fee and the Annual Service Fee that applies to you or your organisation together. All fees are given in South African Rand and exclude VAT. SAMRA is a registered VAT payer and 14% VAT will apply […]

SAMRA 2016 Salary Survey (South Africa)

It is time for the annual SAMRA Salary Survey! The SAMRA 2016 Salary Survey marks the 7th year that SAMRA is running this survey for South African market research operations. The purpose of the SAMRA Salary Survey is to describe salaries in key roles and to track general salary trends in the market research industry in South […]

Focus21: Johannesburg East Rand Focus Group Facility is Open!

Focus21: Johannesburg East Rand Focus Group Facility is Open!

Not-To-Be-Missed Line-Up at Africa Forum 2017: Research and Innovation, Made In Af...

Africa Forum 2017 will see the launch of the much anticipated African Market Research Association (AMRA) and will set the African Agenda for market research (including social research, opinion polling and data analytics). To celebrate the journey ahead, an impressive line-up of African and international speakers awaits delegates at this once-in-a-lifetime two-day event in Johannesburg, […]

Updated SAMRA ESOMAR/ICC Code of Conduct

Updated ICC/ESOMAR International Code for market, opinion and social research and data analytics is future-proofed to strengthen public trust and confidence.

Research Cottage for Sale!

Our venue, Research Cottage in Melville, Johannesburg, is for sale. We would love to see it go to someone in the database that will continue to run it as the homely and welcoming venue that it is.

It’s a Date! Windhoek, Namibia – 18 January 2017

Join us in Windhoek, Namibia on 18 January 2017 for a research & ethics update; samra speed dating; samra ambassadors election

SAMRA represents MR on the Services SETA Chamber Committee for Communication and M...

SAMRA Chief Executive Officer Ms Leonie Vorster has been appointed to the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA) Chamber Committee until March 2018.

Call for Speakers: SAMRA Annual Conference 2017

Breaking News: Research and Tomorrow’s Current Affairs
38th SAMRA Annual Conference 2017
Protea Hotel by Marriot, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
17 and 18 May 2017

Qualitative Research Manager – MMR South Africa

Are you an experienced qualitative researcher looking to progress your career within market research? Would you like to work as part of a small, dynamic team based in Durban for an independent, global market research agency specialising in the food, drink, personal and household care sectors?


  1. Africa Forum 2017

    February 16 - February 17
  2. SAMRA Red List Demo

    February 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am UTC+2
  3. SAMRA Research Participant Database (RPD) Demo

    February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+2
  4. SAMRA AGM 2017

    August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+2
  5. SAMRA Red List Demo 2

    August 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am UTC+2