SA Business Innovation Survey, 2019-2021

South Africa’s Business Innovation Survey, covering the period 2019-2021, will examine the innovation activities in about 5 500 enterprises—from small to very large, and across a range of industries.

The South African Business Innovation Survey, 2019 – 2021, is performed by a team of specialist researchers and managers based in the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators at the Human Sciences Research Council.

Learn more

25 February 2022 Media release | Nation-wide survey of South African business innovation gets underway

Frequently Asked Questions


Previous survey report

The South African Business Innovation Survey, 2014 – 2016, was publicly released in 2020.

Contact the team

Supported by dedicated research assistants, the survey team are committed to making sure each respondent’s experience of completing the survey is smooth and efficient. Whether it’s a phone call, email or tweet, we want to hear from you – and we’ll do our best to attend to your question or comment as soon as we can.

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