With the lock down extension, there is a natural need for South Africans to feel secure about ongoing essential goods and services. BMi Research conducted a survey using an online panel from Borderless Access* to ascertain current perceptions on essential goods. 509 people were interviewed nationally from 12-13 April 2020.
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The South African economy has been struggling for a while now, with its recovery further hampered by the country’s acute energy shortages and resultant load shedding. President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his 2020 State of the Nation Address, was candid about the prolonged economic slump, stating, “Our economy has not grown at any meaningful rate for over a decade”. He stated unequivocally that the load shedding was having a “debilitating” effect on the country.
Digital online research is without doubt the optimum way to gather research and uncover insights in the African continent. Yet it is taking time to gain traction. Ejaz Mirza of Borderless Access discusses some of the misperceptions that exist around the industry - and how progressive service providers are addressing these.
Digital online research is taking off slowly in Africa, despite offering the continent so many evident benefits over traditional methods, says Ejaz Mirza, AVP client development of Middle East and Africa at Borderless Access.