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 Statement – Supporting Internet Users during the Covid-19 Disaster

ISPA calls on South African ISPs and other ICT service providers to take steps to support internet users engaged in online education during the COVID-19 National Disaster period. These steps may include zero-rating educational traffic, temporarily increasing bandwidth caps for some customers, or even providing limited free “lifeline” data packages to customers. Internet Service Providers […]


Wash Your Hands and Don’t Click on Suspect Links

The approaching annual influenza season coupled with the ongoing Covid-19 emergency should be a reminder to people everywhere to regularly wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and consider a flu shot. With the world’s health and productivity already under threat from biological viruses, connected citizens should also remember to […]


Will 2020 be the Year of Communicating Cheaply?

There are positive signs that South Africans will enjoy more affordable mobile data in 2020. Initiatives by the Competition Commission and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to reduce the cost to communicate as well as progress with the assignment of spectrum suitable for mobile data services shouldl lead to price relief for […]


SA’s Robust Internet is Slow But On the Go

News that a repair ship left Cape Town harbour on Thursday, 23 January to repair the SAT-3 and WACS submarine cables is welcome news for local Internet users coping with slow web speeds since both telecoms cables were severed the previous week. The cables provide international connectivity between South Africa and Europe, via the West […]