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M4JAM acquires Pondering Panda in another disruptive move

11 August 2015

STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA, 11 August 2015 – M4JAM (Money for Jam) the microjobbing platform that provides brands and businesses with real-time insights from real customers across South Africa, has acquired digital market research company Pondering Panda for an undisclosed amount. Coinciding with M4JAM’s first anniversary, the acquisition will see two disruptors joining forces to harness the power…

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Pondering Panda CEO exposes major flaws in market research sampling practice at SAMRA conference

12 May 2015

Pondering Panda CEO Diane Gantz will be tackling one of the biggest challenges facing the research industry at this year’s Southern African Marketing Research Association’s annual conference – unrepresentative samples, which lead to invalid results being delivered to clients. Her paper, ‘Sampling – The Acid Test’, will address the flaws in traditional sampling designs, and…

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WeChat, Pondering Panda partner to offer businesses access to new high-quality respondent base for market research

16 April 2015

The partnership gives third parties access to targeted audiences throughout Africa to gain valuable market insights. Johannesburg, 16th April 2015 – WeChat has partnered with digital market research company Pondering Panda, allowing them to offer businesses and other third parties access to both the fast-growing WeChat userbase and new kinds of digital research thanks to…

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Less than 2 in 5 South Africans approve of Zuma’s performance

9 December 2014

In a recent study conducted by consumer insights company Pondering Panda, it was found that fewer than 2 in 5 South Africans approved of Jacob Zuma’s leadership. 2049 respondents, between the ages of 18 and 49, were interviewed across South Africa, and asked whether they thought, as president, Zuma was doing a good job of…

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2 in 3 South Africans believe Pistorius guilty of murder

17 September 2014

Almost 2 in 3 South Africans believe Oscar Pistorius intended to kill his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. This according to consumer insights company Pondering Panda, who interviewed 1357 adults between the ages of 18 and 49, across South Africa. Interviews were conducted immediately after the judge’s verdict of culpable homicide in Pistorius’ trial was announced on…

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Mixed reaction from learners to government education reform

28 August 2014

Slightly more than half of South African learners support government plans to raise the standard for passing matric. This according to consumer insights company Pondering Panda, who conducted a survey with 1955 learners between the ages of 13 and 24, across South Africa, shortly after the government’s proposed education reforms were made public earlier this…

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