The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) first recognised SAMRA as the professional body for the market research industry in 2013. This meant that SAMRA Accredited Researchers (SARs), and hopefully soon also SAMRA Accredited Survey Interviewers (SAINs) receive national recognition for their current professional competence in the form of a registered designation linked to the National Qualifications Framework.
Since 2013, SAMRA has consistently complied with all requirements for this recognition status. After a mid-term review in October 2015 and a renewal evaluation in November 2017, SAQA renewed SAMRA’s recognition status this year for a further 5 years. We are proud to partner with SAQA in ensuring professionalism in our industry, and the country as a whole.
SAQA City Press advertisement, 16 September 2018, page 15