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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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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 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: […]

South African Local Elections 2016: Bad Polling, Good Polling, and Those Pesky “Un...

For those of us in research, it is like a recurring nightmare: the pollsters got it wrong, again! A number of American presidential elections, the Scottish independence referendum, and most recently, Donald Trump, and Brexit – the list keeps growing. Public opinion polls are used to determine and/or predict what people believe, how they feel […]

SA Local Elections 2016 Media Briefing


Find out what the polls are saying on the eve of the South African local elections, what voters expect of Councillors, and about polling in local and international news.

Need Expert, Ethical Research…?


SAMRA is a professional body and a voluntary membership organisation, with various individual and organisation members who do and use research. What we DO NOT do: Supply the contact details of our members with our membership list on this website: we respect and protect our members’ privacy, and we adhere to privacy legislation. Recommend one SAMRA member […]

Interviewer Health and Safety


When it comes to the health and safety of interviewers, one can never be too careful. Interviewers face many challenges in field, and are often in positions that could threaten their safety or health. Although SAMRA does not prescribe operational practice regarding the health and safety of interviewers beyond what is legally required in various […]

SAMRA Annual General Meeting 2016


Notice is hereby given of the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Southern African Marketing Research Association (SAMRA) Date: 10 August 2016 from 14h00 to 17h00 RSVP By: 26 July 2016 Place: Gooderson Fabz Estate Hotel & Conference Centre, Corner of Concourse Crescent and Alliway Street, Lonehill, Fourways, Johannesburg The Annual General Meeting is […]

Here’s your chance to brag about your research successes!


ESOMAR is running a project aimed at giving those within the data, research and insights sector the opportunity to share and showcase the good work and positive outcomes market research has on business and society. The project will highlight in a new report the impact market research has on people’s lives, how it shapes business […]


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