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Top 5 Paid Surveys for South Africa

If you’re from South Africa and are looking for a way to make some extra cash online, then taking surveys could be the solution for you. The problem that most people run into, though, is that it is hard to find the right survey companies to spend your time on.

There are legit survey companies that need your opinion and want to pay you for it. If you know the right companies, then this can be an easy way to make money online. To help you find these companies, I put together this list of the 5 best paid surveys for South Africa.

I hope this list will save you time and effort so that you can start focusing on making more money online.

The Top 5 Paid Surveys for South Africa

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Paid Viewpoint is one of my top survey taking websites, and is fortunately available to people living in South Africa. It is pretty unique in the fact that it doesn’t start out paying a lot, but don’t let this stop you.

The way Paid ViewPoint works is that they start off with low paying surveys, but use these surveys to start building a profile for you. The more surveys you take, the more your profile gets built out.

Paid Viewpoint keeps track of your profile through your “TraitScore”. These are points that are awarded to you after you take surveys, along with some cash. The higher you get your TraitScore, the more you get paid per survey.

The surveys are also very short and well designed.

So I recommend starting out with Paid Viewpoint and not getting discouraged that you are not making a lot, because later on, they can become your highest paying survey company.

You can join Paid Viewpoint here.


iPoll logoiPoll is another survey company that I highly recommend, and it’s great to see that it is available in South Africa. They are a pretty straight forward survey taking website. They email you surveys along with having them available in the dashboard. They also tell you how much you will get paid and an estimated time for taking the survey. These are the traits I look for in a good survey company.

The cash out is a little high at $50, but compared to the pros of this website, I still recommend the site.

One of the best things about iPoll is that they have an extremely awesome mobile app. Probably the best survey taking app I’ve come across. I always like when you can continue making money while on the go, and iPoll is usually my go-to app for doing so.

They also offer you $5 simply for signing up, which you can do so by clicking here.


Global Test Market LogoGlobalTestMarket is another great survey company that is looking for the opinions of people around the world, including those in South Africa.

They are focused primarily around researching and developing new products and services. This means that when you are taking their surveys, you can happen across cool things  that haven’t been released to the general public yet.

Their surveys are generally 10-20 minutes long, and they payout through PayPal, which is my favorite form of payment.

You can join GlobalTestMarket here


Survey SavvySurveySavvy is unique in that it allows you to cash out with only $1 in your account. They offer surveys for you to participate in, but their main focus is centered around their tool called SavvyConnect.

SavvyConnect is a tool that allows market research firms to view data from you surfing the internet. This data is aggregated and provides analysis for people’s behavior online. This information is not sold off to other companies, and SavvyConnect uses it purely for research purposes.

Also, more surveys are available to people with SavvyConnect installed on their computer, so it is something to check out.

You can join SurveySavvy here


MindSwarms LogoMindSwarms is different from the other survey companies in that their surveys are done through video. While this might not be an ideal situation for you if you are camera shy, it is really worth considering since they pay $50 per survey.

Not only that, but the surveys are 7 questions and take less than 20 minutes.

That has to be the highest paying surveys per time spent that I know of. It gets even better in that you get paid your $50 via PayPal within 24 hours of completing the survey.

So even if you are camera shy, it is probably worth getting over to take advantage of MindSwarms.

You can join MindSwarms here.

There you have it, my list of the best paid surveys for South Africa. If you have any questions, or any survey panels to add to the list, let me know in the comments.

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21 comments… add one

  1. Are there any paid surveys for people living in BOTSWANA. Please assist

    1. Hey Billy,

      Try Paid Viewpoint, iPoll, GlobalTestMarket and Ipsos i-Say.


  2. I also need survey companies that accept nigerians. Legit ones only please

    1. Hey Clinton,

      Try PaidView Point, iPsos, and i-Say.


  3. If i do not a laptop I can’t join Mindswarms?because i can’t do it via camera

  4. Hi what any paid survey companies for people living in Kenya.
    Thanks in advance

  5. Why is it that when I click on links that redirect me to bigcattracks then I get a blank page i.e. iPoll.
    Please suggest the highest paying survey sites for South Africa which do not redirect to a blank page please.

    1. Answered Insight are hot highest paying but they are real. Try them.

  6. Hey Chris thanks mate!

  7. Hi

    Do you know if “Get Cash for Surveys” runs a legitimate business? I am interested but sceptical.

  8. Are there any paid surveys for zambia

  9. Try enlightenment panel, they are the best I’ve found so far.

  10. hi I am registered bt if I continue try to earn money online its keep on asking some questions what am I suppose to do.

  11. I need to know survey companies in south africs . please

  12. Are there any surveys that don’t need a bank account? because i have only one student bank account which they say i can’t use for any other duties except withdrawing my monthly allowance

  13. Which paid surveys does not require a PayPal account

    1. Check out the rest of our reviews we cover that :)

  14. Can you please tell me what the PayPal email address that you need to give to paying survey sites is in order to get paid via PayPal? Is this your usual email address or PayPal? Thanks

    1. It would just be your PayPal email address that you use for your account.

  15. Some of the links in the url


    have been hacked e.g. ipoll

    1. Quick Thoughts is essentially the same thing and is more of a replacement to iPoll. I’ll be doing a full review on them soon.