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

South Africa’s Internet Infrastructure a Model of Low-Cost Excellence

The Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA) has written to the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies outlining its case for a continued low-touch approach to the country’s data centre and Internet Exchange (INX) sector. ISPA believes government already did a sterling job by creating the overarching framework that has allowed the country’s data […]


Help Beat Internet Crimes Against Children

Reports of Internet crimes against society’s most vulnerable have soared during the Coronavirus pandemic. UNICEF and other international child safety organisations have warned that children are at an increased risk of online harm as schools are closed and social contact restricted. “When children were sent home from school so they could learn remotely, the uncomfortable […]


ISPA Celebrates its Quarter Century  

– ISP industry body welcomes Openserve as newest member The Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA) this month celebrates 25 years of being a force for positive change in South Africa’s ICT (Information and Communications Technology) sector. ISPA has spent a quarter century shaping and influencing ICT policy for the better; investing in people […]


ISPA Calls on Government to Open up Communications Licensing

There is no reason under the Electronic Communications Act 36 of 2005 (ECA) why any qualifying telecoms market entrant cannot apply to the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) for an individual electronic communications service (IECS) licence or individual electronic communications network service (IECNS) licence. These are the licenses that any new fibre provider or […]