How are the opportunities for paid online surveys in South Africa?
If you want to make money by taking online surveys, the amount of opportunities depends a lot on the country you live in.
If you live in South Africa, you have decent opportunities to make money on online surveys.
It is not one of the countries with the most opportunities, but there are still a lot of good and legit survey sites here you can join to earn some extra cash. So it is definitely a legitimate and real way to make money online in South Africa.
How to earn the most?
Be aware that several of the sites offer other ways of earning as well, as for example taking online offers, doing micro-tasks, watching videos, downloading apps, playing games, and more. Using some of these extra methods can be a great way to boost your earnings. The sites that offer several options like this are usually called GPT (Get-Paid-To) sites.
It is, however, important to join survey and GPT sites with the right expectations. Paid surveys will not be able to replace a full-time income in South Africa, and they will not make you rich. It is one of the easiest ways to make money online, there is no cost, and you will start making money from day one.
So it is a great way to make some extra money, and at the same time have your opinion heard. You just need to know that you should not do it if you are doing it to replace a full-time income or get rich so you do it with the right expectations.
To get more chances of earning, it is a good idea to join several sites. If you have not done paid surveys and GPT tasks before, 5-7 sites are appropriate. Then you can always join more later. So make sure to bookmark this page, so you have access to the list of the best opportunities. The list will also regularly be updated with new opportunities.
28 best survey sites in South Africa
To get the most out of paid online surveys and GPT sites, it is important you join the best survey sites – if not, you can end up wasting a lot of time.
Below, you can find a list of the best paid online surveys in South Africa. This is not a complete list of all the survey panels available here, but a list based on quality sites and only shows legitimate paid online surveys, so you know the sites are worth it. They are all legit and will pay you:
Univox Community is actively looking for more members in South Africa and it is, therefore, a great option if you live here.
You can earn by taking paid surveys, participate in free contests, and invite friends to join. It gives a good number of surveys and pays decently for your time compared to many other sites.
When you first join the payout threshold is $25 but you will automatically get a higher membership level just by being active on the site and you will then get more and more benefits – one of the benefits is that the payout threshold will be lowered to only $10. You also get a $2 joining bonus just by signing up and filling out your profile.
Short summary: If you want to take paid surveys in South Africa, Toluna Influencers is a must-join site. It usually has several surveys during the week and it also has an app so you can earn on the go. You have to remember to log in to the platform to see if there are new surveys available to you.
Paid surveys is the main way to earn here, but you can also earn a little extra by creating content other members can vote for, and Toluna regularly runs a free contest. These are announced on the platform itself or on the Toluna South African blog. You can also at times apply to participate in product testing, where you will get free products to test them.
Toluna is easy to use, and it has several ways you can get paid. You can get paid through PayPal, gift cards, or products.
Short summary: PrizeRebel is one of my overall favorite get-paid-to (GPT) sites, and luckily it also has good opportunities in South Africa. It is called a GPT sites, because there are many ways you can earn here.
You can of course earn by taking paid surveys, but you can also earn by taking Figure Eight tasks, watching videos, playing games, inviting friends, finding promo codes, and more. It also has a great bonus system, where you get more advantages the more active you are.
Another great thing about PrizeRebel is the many payout methods. You can get paid out in cash through PayPal, or you can choose between many gift cards. You can get paid already when you have earned $5, which will not take long in South Africa.
Short summary: ySense (previously ClixSense) is a paid survey site that is available in most of the world, and you can also join it from South Africa. It has a good amount of daily surveys available. Sometimes you need to try several times to find surveys you qualify for, but it, in general, has many.
You can not only earn by taking one of the many available surveys. You can also earn by taking online offers, inviting friends, and ySense has a great daily bonus if you have a certain activity.
If you live in South Africa, ySense is definitely one of the sites you should check out and give some time to get to know the opportunities there. You will get paid in cash through PayPal, Payoneer, Skrill or gift cards. The threshold depends on the rewards but starts at $5.
Short summary: Triaba has its own survey site for South Africa. It is a very simple site – it has limited amount of available surveys, but it is very easy to use.
The only way you can earn here is by taking surveys, and you should not expect a huge amount of them. You do however not have to spend much time on being a member, as you will receive an email invitation, when there is a new survey available. So you do not have to log in to the site to check yourself. Therefore, it can still be a good site to join as an extra site.
It has a fairly low payout threshold of only 75 ZAR. You can get paid in cash through PayPal or GCode (virtual gift card code).
Payout methods: Bitcoin, Skrill, AirTM, Payeer, Bank Transfer, Neteller Payout threshold: $10 More information:Read full Timebucks review
Short summary: Timebucks is a site you can join from any country. In South Africa you will find several ways to earn here. You can earn by taking surveys, watch videos, watch online content, subscribing to social media channels, mine cryptocurrencies, sharing content on social media, free cash roll, and more.
Many of the earning methods on Timebucks do not pay very much, but often do also not take long to do. It has earning methods you cannot find on other platforms, and the great thing about it is that you can always find ways that are available to you.
On Timebucks you can choose to get paid through Bitcoin, Skrill, AirTM, Payeer, Bank Transfer (via Transferwise), Neteller.
Surveyeah is probably one of the most simple survey sites you can join in South Africa and it has its own panel just for South Africans.
It is definitely not the panel with the most surveys but as it does not take much extra effort and it can be a great site to join as an extra site. All you have to do is to sign up and then wait for the occasional survey invitations via email.
You can then get your earnings out once you have earned $10 and get paid in cash through PayPal or get Amazon gift cards.
TGM Panel has a specific survey panel just for South Africa which means you will find relevant surveys here and you will usually qualify more often than on some other sites.
All you do is sign up and then you will get access to a list of available surveys. You will also receive an email invitation for new surveys when they have some available, so make sure to keep an eye on your inbox for these.
You can get your earnings out when you have earned $10 and get them out via PayPal or as gift cards.
Short summary: Honeygain is a different kind of GPT site as it allows you to earn some extra cash completely passively from South Africa.
You will earn by sharing your unused internet bandwidth so once it has been installed you do not need to do anything. You will just earn passively. So if you have unlimited internet, it can be an easy way to earn a bit extra.
Once you have earned $20, you can get your earnings out via PayPal. If you join through the invitation link below, you will get a $5 joining bonus into your account right away which will give a great start.
Short summary: Superpay.me is a site you can join from any country, and you can therefore also join it from South Africa. It has a big amount of daily survey opportunities and also has other ways to earn like clicking ads, watching videos, taking offers, and more. It also has a great quarterly cash contest.
It might take a little patience to find the surveys you qualify for on Superpay.me, and it is a bit confusing to use in the beginning. But with a little patience, it has a lot of opportunities.
An amazing thing about Superpay.me is the low payout threshold, as you can get paid already when you have earned $1, so you can get paid more or less instantly which makes it one of the fastest paying survey sites in South Africa. You can choose to get paid through PayPal, Skrill, or Bitcoin.
Mobrog is a survey site with its own South African survey panel which makes it user-friendly and easy to use.
Once you sign up, you will start receiving email invitations for available surveys. You just have to be aware that you will not qualify for all surveys, so sometimes it can take a bit of patience to find the surveys you qualify for.
You can get your earnings out in cash through PayPal or Skrill once you have earned $6.25.
Cointiply is a GPT site that is only relevant if you are interested in earning Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. If you are, this gives you plenty of opportunities.
You can earn by taking surveys, take offers, click ads, play games, use a faucet, bet your earnings, and more. It just takes a bit of time to learn to navigate on the site but once you learn, it has many options.
You can get your earnings out when you have earned at least $3.50 but you can also choose to leave them in your account and earn interests this way.
CryptoTab Browser is quite different from most of the other options on this list but I still included it as it can be an easy way to earn a bit extra if you are interested in earning Bitcoin.
It is a browser you can install on your computer or phone (or both) and earn by mining Bitcoin just by having it running in the background. It will not give you huge earnings but you do also not have to do anything and it can therefore be a great option.
You can take your earnings out as Bitcoin once you have earned around only $0.40 (depending on the current rate of Bitcoin).
Rewards1 is a GPT site that is not very well-know but it actually gives quite a lot of options in South Africa.
It is not the easiest to get started with as it is a bit confusing at first, but if you take the time to get to know it, you can earn by taking surveys, watch videos, take offers, participate in a free contest, get extra benefits the more you earn, and more.
Rewards1 has a very big selection of rewards and you can find many different gift cards or get your earnings out in cash via PayPal when you have earned $5.
Swagbucks is one of the biggest and most popular GPT sites in the world, and I am often asked about whether it is available in South Africa or not.
So let me just make it clear here that you can join Swagbucks from South Africa. But it does not yet have a lot of opportunities here compared to in other countries. That is why it is not higher on the list. So it can take some patience to earn there.
The payout threshold will depend on your chosen reward and you can get paid in cash via PayPal or get paid via gift cards.
Short summary: GrabPoints is a worldwide get-paid-to site, and in South Africa, you can also find good earning opportunities here. It might take a little patience at first to figure out which surveys and more you can qualify for, but with a little patience, it is a great site to join.
In addition to taking online surveys, you can also earn by watching videos, taking offers, doing micro-tasks, downloading apps, and more, and it pays well in relation to the time spent compared to many other sites.
You can get your earnings out in cash through PayPal already when you have earned $5. Some of the other rewards have a higher payout threshold, but in general, it does not take too long to reach the threshold on GrabPoints.
Green Panthera is available in around 30 countries and one of these is South Africa.
It can often take a bit of patience to find the survey you qualify for, but it has a good number of surveys so with a bit of patience it can be a great way to take online surveys for money in South Africa.
The payout threshold is a bit high, but you can get paid in cash via PayPal which is a great way to get your earnings.
Short summary: LifePoints Panel has a specific survey stíte just for South Africa and it is quite easy to use. It is a new survey site and was launched in 2019 after the merger of GlobalTestMarket and MySurveys.
You just sign up and then wait for invitations for the surveys and it has a pretty good amount. It is, however, also a good idea to log in to the site once in a while to check for available surveys as not all of them will be sent to you.
You can get your earnings out in quite a lot of ways on LifePoints Panel. You can get paid in cash through PayPal or choose between many gift cards. The exact payout threshold depends on the reward you choose but it starts around $10.
Short summary: InstaGC is a worldwide survey panel. It has the most opportunities in English-speaking countries, but it also has decent opportunities in other countries – including decent opportunities for South Africa.
At first, it can take a little time to learn to navigate the platform, but once you have figured it out, it has several ways to earn, as you can earn by taking surveys, watching videos, clicking ads, downloading apps, bet on sports, and more.
InstaGC is another of the sites, where you can get paid very quickly, as the payout threshold is only $1. You can get paid through PayPal, gift cards, or Bitcoin.
Short summary: Online Panel NET is a GPT site with quite a lot of ways to earn in South Africa.
You can earn by taking surveys, take paid offers, do micro-tasks through Figure Eight, download apps, and more. At first, it just takes a little time to learn to navigate on the site but then you can find quite good ways to earn here.
It pays out through PayPal and you can get your earnings when you have earned $10, which should not take too long.
Short summary: Myiyo has a specific survey panel just for South Africa. This is the main reason it is on this list. It regularly has surveys for you, but it does not have enough for you to rely solely on this platform to earn. It can be a great survey panel to join as an extra survey site, as it is easy to use.
The only way to earn on Myiyo is by taking surveys. It does however have a community aspect to it, where you can connect with other members.
The payout threshold is €20 (the account is in euro no matter the country you live in), which is a bit high and can take a bit of time to reach in South Africa. So as mentioned, you should not join Myiyo as the only survey site, but it can be worth considering as an extra site.
Now you know the best survey and GPT sites to join if you live in South Africa.
Remember that to get the most opportunities, it is a good idea to join several sites, and also take some time to get to know the opportunities on each site. Then paid surveys can be a great way to earn some extra money.
If you have any experiences with online surveys in South Africa yourself you would like to share, if you know a site you think is missing on the list, or if you have any questions, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.