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 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 […]


ISPA Warns Against Terminated Members’ Claims

The Internet Service Providers’ Association NPC (ISPA) today issued a warning to consumers against companies that have terminated their membership of the Association but are still claiming to be members. [Updated 2021-04-28] While the information contained in this release was correct when it was first published on 2021-04-20, a number of the former members indicated […]


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 […]