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SAMRA was established in 1963 as a non-profit, voluntary association of marketing researchers in the data, research and insights industry.


It is the only recognised self-regulatory professional body for market research in South Africa.


The purpose of research is to ensure innovation, access to information, and economic growth - it's our purpose to ensure that happens at the highest level.


SAMRA members are required to adhere to the SAMRA Memorandum of Incorporation and Company Rules, which govern the organisation’s operations.

SAMRA members receive professional recognition and credibility, networking and professional development opportunities; representation at both a national and international level with governments and other regulatory and professional bodies; as well as protection against undue external regulatory interference and poor ethical conduct.


SAMRA promotes knowledge sharing through access to information for the insights industry.


This includes facilitating keynote presentations from leading industry experts and topical research papers which are delivered at SAMRA networking events and the annual SAMRA conference.

SAMRA Newsletter: June 2022

Access the latest SAMRA June 2022 Newsletter here.

SAMRA AGM: Call for Proposals & Board Nominations

The SAMRA Annual General Meeting (AGM) is scheduled for 6 September 2022


SAMRA hereby calls for proposals to serve before the AGM

and Nominations for the SAMRA Board of Directors


A. Proposals to the SAMRA Annual General Meeting

If you would like to change the way that SAMRA is governed, this is your opportunity! The Annual General Meeting considers proposals for changes to the SAMRA Memorandum of Incorporation and the SAMRA Company Rules. To submit a proposal, please contact the SAMRA office, proposals should reach the SAMRA office no later than 06 August 2022.



B. Nominations for the SAMRA Board of Directors


If you would like to nominate someone to represent your interests or if you yourself want to get involved in running SAMRA and determining the future of our industry, now is the perfect time!

At the time of the AGM the SAMRA Board will have at least one (1) vacancy that must be filled.


Nominations for the available SAMRA Board seats are open until 06 August 2022 so do not miss out on the opportunity to participate and to make a difference!


NB Only paid-up SAMRA members in good standing can make proposals and nominate SAMRA Board members, and members nominated for SAMRA Board positions must be paid-up members in good standing.


For more information, please contact the SAMRA office on:

To submit your proposals to the SAMRA AGM and nominations for the SAMRA Board of Directors, please use this link:

Job Postings:

Researcher and Senior Researcher: The Bureau of Market Research (Pty) Ltd (BMR) is a wholly owned subsidiary company that conducts market research to transform society and to develop the knowledge economy of South Africa. The BMR conducts applied quantitative and qualitative research in the household and business sectors of South Africa with a key focus on economic, household wealth, demographic, behavioural and communication, youth, neuroscience and market intelligence and BigData research. The BMR wishes to invite qualified and experienced candidates to apply for the following vacant research positions: Researcher and Senior Researcher. More information regarding the available vacancies and application forms can be accessed by clicking here.

Research Executive: Topline Research Solutions (TRS) is a Pan-African market/ing and social research consultancy ( based in South Africa. TRS are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to fill in the position of a Research Executive who will be based in Randburg, South Africa. This role will be primarily responsible for proposal writing, effective project execution from beginning to results presentation and project accountability (profitability analysis). If interested please email your CV, motivation letter and certificates to: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

More information here.


The Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Services SETA) hereby invite suitably experienced private research providers, public higher education institutions and/or consortia of private providers and public higher institutions, including member companies, to apply for discretionary grant funding linked to our 2021/22 Research Agenda. More info here.


It's time to renew your SAMRA Membership


Please follow these steps to ensure that you continue enjoying the SAMRA member benefits and to avoid lapsing of your membership. Please also note that as per last year, the SAMRA Board has not instituted any membership fee increases, and your annual membership fees will remain the same for the 2022/23 year.

Remember… The organisation remains a SAMRA member in good standing if the entire organisation adheres to the Code of Conduct and renews once a year. To cancel the organisation’s membership, you must resign in writing (via email), otherwise the organisation will remain a member, but not in good standing, until the SAMRA Board withdraws the membership.

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Quality Research. Quality Decisions.

Do you need expertly sourced, ethically sound, excellent quality

data, research, advice or insights?


SAMRA offers two services to help:

  1. You can send a request for a quote/assistance to all SAMRA members

  2. You will soon be able to search our online Member Directory for SAMRA members (coming soon)

As all SAMRA members adhere to the SAMRA Code of Conduct, which includes the ICC ESOMAR global code of conduct and guidelines. They are committed to the provision and use of quality research and insights to make more informed, strategic business decisions.


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Post : P.O. Box 1713, Randburg, 2125

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