Our services


The CRA offers briefings on political developments, scenarios for South Africa's next decade, strategic intelligence forecasts, economic trends, and government policy. Briefings are popular for board meetings, strategic planning sessions, and client engagements. Briefings are most often delivered by our own analysts but we can also draft in third-party experts from a host of political and professional backgrounds to join us at your board or strategy meeting. Custom and sector specific briefings are produced by our Bespoke Projects division. 

Bespoke projects

The Bespoke Projects division provides customised research and advisory solutions that are individually tailored to meet your organisation’s specific needs. Projects are developed in close consultation with clients, and include: commissioned research reports, indexes, white-labeled products, and briefings on industry-specific topics. This service gives you the flexibility to adapt the CRA’s insights and data to better understand the impact of social, political and economic trends on your organisation.

Desktop research service

Requests for specific data or information queries are answered within 24 hours. This service saves your organisation time and money by sourcing data, information, and reports on South Africa quicker than anyone else can - and with the peace of mind that comes from knowing the data you base decisions on has a stamp of approval from South Africa's leading research experts.  


The CRA commissions market research, to help it determine support for political parties and the nature of the political landscape, as well as public attitudes to other socio-economic issues and government policies. We use that data to brief clients and help shape policy. We also offer our users the chance to place bespoke questions into our surveys, on issues that they want specific insights on. Market research is critically underutilised in South African political analysis. The CRA strives to be on the cutting edge of polling based political analysis to ensure that its insights and advice are underpinned by hard evidence that flows directly from the electoral and public marketplace.