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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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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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Calling all Marketing Researchers in South Africa!

MBL RESEARCH REGARDING NEUROMARKETING  SAMRA has agreed to distribute a survey for a national research project on neuromarketing which targets marketing researchers in South Africa. You can be part of this first of its kind study on perception levels and awareness of neuroscience in marketing by clicking on the link below. This study is voluntary […]

Research Manager (BMi Research) Position Available

BMI Research

A well established and dynamic South African market research company has a career opportunity for a Research Manager to join its leadership team.

SAMRA Journal 2016 (Print) Advertising Opportunities

SAMRA Journal 2015 Cover

We are finalising the SAMRA Journal 2016 (Print)! If you would like to place an advert in the upcoming SAMRA Journal, please complete the booking form below, by no later than 12 September 2016. The focus of this issue is Showing the Value of Research.

SAMRA Board 2016/2017

Sheila Akinnusi: SAMRA Chairman 2016-2017

The SAMRA Annual General Meeting on 10 August 2016 elected and appointed the SAMRA Board of Directors for 2016/2017: Representing Large Research Users Sheila Akinnusi (Chairman) Representing Small Suppliers and Freelancers Shaun Naidoo Representing Small Research Users Ineke Prinsloo Representing Medium Research Suppliers Henk Pretorius (unopposed) (Treasurer) Representing Large Research Suppliers Alexan Carrilho Representing Academia […]

Company Rules – 11 August 2016


The following changes to the SAMRA Company Rules are being implemented by the SAMRA Board for 2016, and these changes will serve at the 2017 AGM for ratification: Addition to the Complaints Procedure: The SAMRA Board will decide, based on the Complainant and Respondent submissions, whether a hearing is warranted. For changes, see

Dr Elsa Thirion-Venter is Awarded SAMRA Honorary Status


Dr Elsa Thirion-Venter has been in the research industry for more than 26 years, practicing in various fields of research, including psychological evaluation and test construction, survey methodology and media and communication research. She started her career at the Human Sciences Research Council as a researcher in the Human Resources group. She later moved to […]

Memorandum of Incorporation and Company Rules – 10 August 2016


Approved SAMRA Memorandum of Incorporation and Company Rules as at 10 August 2016: SAMRA MOI 10 August 2016 SAMRA Company Rules 10 August 2016 The SAMRA Annual General Meeting 2016 approved the following changes to the SAMRA Memorandum of Incorporation: Change ‘SAMRA Designated Roles’ to ‘research-related roles (as defined in the Company Rules)’ to avoid […]

SAMRA ESOMAR/ICC Code of Conduct Update


The SAMRA ICC-ESOMAR Code of Conduct is currently being revised to keep up with changes in the way research is conducted and the types of data being collected, processed and presented. This is your chance to impact on the changes being made.

SAMRA Update 2 August 2016 – Thank you!


SAMRA turns 53 years old today! Thank you to all our stakeholders: without you, SAMRA would not exist. This update provides a summary of the SAMRA activities between March and August 2016.

Advertising with SAMRA: 2016 Rates


SAMRA offers a number of advertising opportunities in SAMRA print and online publications. These opportunities and are available to organisations that do and use marketing research, have positions available in marketing research, offer industry-relevant training courses and other learning opportunities, supply research-relevant goods or services to the industry (e.g. focus group discussion venues, IT, freelancers). For advertising rates: […]


  1. SAMRA Ethics Update

    December 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am UTC+2
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    2 August 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+2