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

Leading Continental Partner for iWeek 2019

South Africa’s leading annual Internet industry conference and exhibition, iWeek, is once again attracting the cream of the crop with the South African Network Operator’s Group (SAFNOG) a key partner for 2019. SAFNOG’s primary focus is on building and sustaining regional, infrastructure-based communities throughout Southern Africa and the continent. The SAFNOG-5 conference will take place […]

Why the Delay in Non-Geographic Number Portability, Telkom?

South Africa launched number portability in 2006 with the ability of mobile users to port their telephone numbers between cellular networks. This facility aimed at boosting competition within the country’s historically-uncompetitive telecoms sector has been wildly-successful with more than eight million people choosing to change their mobile network operator without losing their mobile number. In […]

Teachers Encouraged to Enter National ICT in Education Competition

The nonprofit Digital Education Institute (DEI) has issued a call for the country’s teachers to enter the 2019 ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year Competition by visiting www.ispasuperteachers.co.za. Registration for one of South Africa’s longest-running annual ICT (Information & Communication Technologies) in education competitions is open – and will  close on 3 May 2019. Following registration, […]

Foreign Cloud Investment Tips the Balance to Local

The scale of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the South African Internet in recent months has meant that in-country content is on track to soon exceed out-of-country content. The localisation of the content accessed by South African web users is helped by major content and Cloud providers building infrastructure located in Africa’s most diversified economy. […]