Welcome to the Internet Service Providers’ Association

ISPA is a South African non profit company, and recognised Internet industry representative body. Formed in 1996, ISPA has historically served as an active industry body, facilitating exchange between the different independent Internet service providers, ICASA and other government structures, operators and other service providers in South Africa.

Latest Press Releases

New Approach to Resolving ISP Disputes Proves Successful

The South African Internet consumer’s response to a mediation process put in place by the country’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) has been ‘overwhelmingly positive’. That’s according to Guy Halse, ISPA co-chair, who says the industry association’s members have also embraced ISPA’s consumer mediation process launched in September last year. ISPA has been holding its […]

Blackhole Offers Light at the End of the DDOS Tunnel

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in South Africa were targeted with an unusually large number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks last month with media reports attributing these cyberattacks to organised criminal syndicates. It’s not all bad news, however, as administrators at South Africa’s Internet Exchanges (INXs) are taking firm and co-ordinated action to join […]

Internet Blocking Proposal Sends SA Down Slippery Slope

Proposals by the Law Reform Commission of South Africa (LRC) for SA Internet Service Providers’ (ISPs) to block all local and international adult web content will not protect South African children and similar efforts have not worked anywhere in the world. That’s the message from the Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA) which says […]

ISPA Statement: Competition Commission Summary of Findings

Competition Commission’s Summary of its Findings: Data Services Market Enquiry “ISPA welcomes the publication of the Competition Commission’s Summary of its Findings and Recommendations in the Data Services Market Inquiry and in general believes that the interventions announced will be positive for competition and consumers in South Africa. ISPA wishes to emphasise the call by […]