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

Discover Free Online Resources this Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month across the globe and it’s the perfect time for small businesses everywhere to investigate free online resources that could make them more likely to survive a cyber attack. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) form the jobs-generating backbone of the SA economy and yet local SMEs are least likely to survive […]

Telkom Split Welcomed by Initiator ISPA

Telkom’s pro-competitive and long-awaited separation of its Openserve wholesale infrastructure division from the remainder of the Telkom Group has been welcomed by SA’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA). The Competition Commission, in response to an ISPA complaint in 2002, ordered the initial “functional” separation of Openserve from the remainder of the Telkom Group in 2012. […]

Registry to Boost ICT Skills Development and Employment

ISPA, in partnership with WAPA and WASPA, announces the launch of phase 1 of the ICT Skills Registry, a searchable database that contains the profiles and skill sets of candidates seeking a career path in the ICT industry. The Skills Registry is an ICT sector-based initiative aligned with the National Skills Development Programme, as it […]

Draft Domain Regulations Damaging to Brand .ZA

Draft .ZA Registry and Registrar Licensing Regulations and Procedures proposed by the .ZA Domain Name Regulatory Authority (.ZADNA) place burdensome restrictions on domain name registrars and registrants which will lead to brand owners abandoning the .ZA Internet country code in favour of one of the multitude of generic domains (such as .COM or .BUSINESS) that […]