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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 […]

SAMRA Organisation Membership List as at 31 May 2016

SAMRA Members

The following SAMRA Organisation Members have confirmed renewal for March 2016 to February 2017, as at 31 May 2016. To confirm whether the membership is up to date, please contact the SAMRA office. activQuest Africa Analysis African Response Answered Insight Ask Afrika Bateleur Brand Planning Beyond Insights Blue Jackal Technologies Blueprint Holdings BMi Research BMI […]

2016 Memorandum of Incorporation – Proposed Changes


The SAMRA Board will propose to the 2016 Annual General Meeting 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 confusion with the Designations registered with SAQA (SAR, and soon also Survey Interviewers) – designation has a legal meaning in […]

2016 Company Rules


The following changes to the SAMRA Company Rules are being implemented by the SAMRA Board for 2016, and these changes will serve at the 2016 AGM for ratification: Membership fees for 2016/2017 Change ‘SAMRA Designated Roles’ to ‘research-related roles (as defined in the Company Rules)’ to avoid confusion with the Designations registered with SAQA (SAR, and […]

Regional Research Manager (Topline Research Solutions)


A reputable and upcoming South African BBBEE (Level 4) market/ing research company has a job opportunity for a Regional Research Manager.


  1. SAMRA AGM 2016

    August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+2
  2. SAMRA Ethics Update

    August 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am UTC+2
  3. SAMRA Ethics Update

    October 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am UTC+2
  4. SAMRA Ethics Update

    December 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am UTC+2