MEMBERSHIP

SAMRA has three membership categories, and all member benefits can be viewed here:

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ORGANISATION

MEMBERSHIP

Organisation Membership is for commercial or non-profit organisations, including companies or other entities such as business units or departments in commercial or non-profit organisations and that are juristic persons involved in offering, buying, making use of or contributing to the delivery of market research, social research, opinion polling, data analytics and/or research-based consulting products and services.

 

Organisation members have a weighted vote, based on the number of Associate Members recorded on the most recent record date (1 March each year).

Based on annual turnover & headcount

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ASSOCIATE

MEMBERSHIP

Associate Membership is for individuals who work for an Organisation Member in one or more research-related role (as listed below).

Organisation membership may be withdrawn if a number of Associate memberships in the organisation are withdrawn on ethical grounds.

 

If 5% of Associate memberships are withdrawn on ethical grounds, the Organisation membership will be withdrawn.

R140 to R440/yr per representative

(Excl. VAT)

INDEPENDENT 

MEMBERSHIP

Independent Membership is for natural persons who are not working for Organisation Members and work in one or more research-related role and that offer, buy, make use of or  contribute to the delivery of market research, social research, opinion polling, data analytics and/or research-based consulting products and services.

 

An Independent  Member has one vote.

R1700/yr

(Excl. VAT)

Note: All membership applications incur a R590 (Exc. VAT) non-refundable application fee, which is payable before the application is considered.

 

​Research related roles include:

  • Organisation executives: Directors or senior managers responsible for an organisation or function in an organisation that supplies or uses market research, social research, opinion polling, data analytics and/or research-based consulting products and services

  • Research managers: Senior managers responsible for overseeing and/or managing the supply or use of market research, social research, opinion polling, data analytics and/or research-based consulting products and services for (internal or external) client/s

  • Research professionals: Professionals responsible for supplying or using market research, social research, opinion polling, and/or data analytics products and services, or components of the research process

  • Advisory/consulting specialists: Professionals responsible for research-based consulting products and services, advising on market research, social research, opinion polling, and/or data analytics, or components of the research process

  • Data processing professionals: Professionals responsible for primary and/or secondary data processing or components of data processing as part of the supply or use of market research, social research, opinion polling, data analytics and/or research-based consulting products and services

  • Data collection professionals: Professionals responsible for primary and/or secondary data collection or components of data collection as part of the supply or use of market research, social research, opinion polling, data analytics and/or research-based consulting products and services

  • Individual members awarded Honorary status who are on the SAMRA Honour Roll