Training Solutions

In association with recognised academics from the Unisa Enterprise, provides training and career development services to the public and commercial sectors globally through quality career-focused courses to address skills shortages worldwide.

Research Solutions

Provides and facilitates easy access to a multidisciplinary range of research skills and renders a professional and quality business-to-business service, which is compliant with effective corporate governance principles.


Research Solutions

Our research offers services to both individual professionals and businesses through industry-compliant methods. Through our subsidiary partnerships we provide added value by making use of our research capabilities to gain insights that drive business solutions; this includes qualitative and quantitative research methods, observations, and cross-sectional research. 

UNISA Bureau of Market Research

The Bureau of Market Research (BMR) is a research unit of the University of South Africa’s College of Economic and Management Sciences (CEMS). The BMR undertakes basic socioeconomic research as well as commissioned research projects over a wide field. The basic research reports are published in the BMR’s four research divisions namely:


  • Behavioural and Communication research
  • Demographic research
  • Economic research
  • Household Wealth research

From time to time multi-disciplinary reports are published by the four divisions conducting joint research on business and consumer-related issues. Over the years, the BMR has managed a large number of individual projects of a value exceeding R1 million. As part of Unisa, the BMR subscribes to Unisa’s empowerment policies and has employed a number of staff in accordance with these policies. The BMR also makes use of people in disadvantaged communities to assist with and carry out surveys. Capacity building due to undertakings of the BMR has so far benefited over a thousand people in disadvantaged communities across the country. Master’s and doctoral students are also assisted by BMR staff members who act as supervisors, study leaders and examiners in their field of expertise.


Furthermore the BMR:

  • Conducts national and regional interviewer-administrated personal in-house and business surveys in urban and rural residential areas as well as at formal and informal businesses.
  • Conducts landline telephone and computer-aided telephone (CATI) interviews with households and businesses.
  • Manages and administrates self-administrated e-mail and Web-based surveys and conducts focus group discussions.
    Edits, captures, codes, cleans and verifies data in accordance with its quality standards.
  • Analyses/interprets data as part of its reporting responsibilities towards research users.
  • Presents research findings in hardcopy, electronic and/or PowerPoint presentation format.

Why Partner With Us

A single point of entry fo all training, research and advisory services.

Access to all knowledge outputs from the Unisa Enterprise.

Personalised services to achieve unique business and professional development goals.

Innovative solutions for targeted training and critical business insight.

An extensive international footprint spanning six continents.

Draw from leading industry experts and South Africa’s finest thought leaders.

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