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

Applications Open for the ISPA Inspires Bursary Programme 2022

South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) invites applications for its “ISPA Inspires” bursary programme, 2022. Applications open on Wednesday, 01 September, and close on Friday, 01 October 2021. ISPA Inspires bursaries will be awarded to one or more promising young candidates interested in pursuing a career in the ISP (Internet Service Provider) sector. “The […]


ICASA Must Unleash Industry Growth by Stepping Back

The Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (ISPA) has called on the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) to reconsider the extent to which it micromanages the affairs of licensees and the industry. ISPA acknowledges that ICASA has an important role to play in transforming the ICT sector through its regulations mandating transformation through […]


ISPA Statement on Recent AFRINIC Developments

The Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) NPC is a non-profit company representing the interests of more than two hundred Internet service providers operating in South Africa. The majority of ISPA’s members are holders of Internet resources administered by AFRINIC, the regional Internet registry for the African continent. All of ISPA’s members, and indeed all South […]


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 […]