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

Internet Blocking Proposal Sends SA Down Slippery Slope

Proposals by the Law Reform Commission of South Africa (LRC) for SA Internet Service Providers’ (ISPs) to block all local and international adult web content will not protect South African children and similar efforts have not worked anywhere in the world. That’s the message from the Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA) which says […]

ISPA Statement: Competition Commission Summary of Findings

Competition Commission’s Summary of its Findings: Data Services Market Enquiry “ISPA welcomes the publication of the Competition Commission’s Summary of its Findings and Recommendations in the Data Services Market Inquiry and in general believes that the interventions announced will be positive for competition and consumers in South Africa. ISPA wishes to emphasise the call by […]

Value of ISPA Membership Seen in LTE Switch-Off

News that a leading network operator was discontinuing its fixed-LTE wholesale service offering has alarmed many Internet consumers concerned about no longer being able to access the web though their chosen Internet Service Provider (ISP). Fortunately, over 190 local ISPs are members of South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) which counts end-user protection as […]

Summer’s Here and Search’s Up!

Summer’s here and school holidays are upon us. “Millions of young South Africans will soon be experiencing the lazy, hazy days of summer and with them, plenty of free time to surf both the sea and the web,” says André van der Walt, chair of SA’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA). With smartphone penetration well […]