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

ISPA Inspires Bursary Winner Announcement

South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) has awarded its inaugural ‘ISPA Inspires’ bursary to Fabian Brijlal from Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal and Jordy Kafwe Kioni from Parklands, Western Cape. A total of 288 applications were received for ISPA’s recently-launched bursary programme which prioritises promising young candidates interested in pursuing a career in the ICT (Information and […]

ISPA Advises Layered Approach to Child Cyber Safety

The non-profit industry representative body representing 197 of South Africa’s Internet Service Providers (ISPs) is advising the country’s parents and child guardians to adopt a multilayered approach to online safety that recognises today’s new realities. SA’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) says ensuring the safety of children in cyberspace requires a multilayered approach with technology […]

Spectrum Integral to South Africa’s Post-COVID Success

South African consumers are anticipating a post-Covid future with a much lower cost to communicate thanks to mobile network operators getting access to the spectrum that powers our data-driven lives. That’s according to the Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA) which says the country’s mobile network operators have always explained away South Africa’s historically […]

15 Years and Counting to Number Portability’s Full Implementation

Three months after Cell C withdrew its High Court action that stalled the full implementation of number portability, and some 15 years after the launch of mobile number portability in 2006, South Africans still do not have full freedom of choice when it comes to telephony providers. Rooted in the principle of consumer choice, number […]