Welcome to the Internet Service Providers’ Association

Please note that the Secretariat closes on the 15th December 2022 and opens again on 2nd January 2023. You are welcome to complete the application forms, lodge requests, or contact us, however these queries will only be processed when the Secretariat opens again in the new year.

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

Telecoms off to Promising Start Following Number Portability Finalisation

South Africa’s telecoms sector is off to a promising start in 2022 with the finalisation by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) of the number portability framework and the provision of a firm commencement date. This is according to South Africa’s Independent Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) which has for a decade and a half […]

Parenting Control Software Can Help Manage Internet Time

– By Alan Levin, Chairman of the Internet Society – South Africa (ISOC – ZA) and member of the Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA) PR and Marketing Working Group Parents have been managing their children’s play and education time for generations. Similarly, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have been helping parents with controls for […]

Full Number Portability Remains a Pipe Dream

The imminent arrival of 2022 will mark the 16th year since the incomplete introduction of number portability in South Africa. The Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) has had a decade and a half, plus one year, to fully implement number portability. Yet, while over one million geographic numbers and eight million mobile numbers have […]

ISPA’s Top Three Cybersecurity Takeaways for the Holiday Season

South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) highlights three cybersecurity considerations as the annual holiday season approaches. The first concerns the need for citizens to report cybercrime as they would any other crime. When reporting a cybercrime at a local South African Police Service (SAPS) station, it is imperative that the complainant requests that it be […]