Welcome to the Internet Service Providers’ Association

Please note that the Secretariat closes on the 15th December 2023 and opens again on 3 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.

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Latest Press Releases

Eastern Cape Internet Boost as Nelson Mandela Bay Internet Exchange Point Launches

In a boost for business and for the growth and development of the Eastern Cape Internet ecosystem, the Nelson Mandela Bay Internet Exchange Point (NMBINX) is the newest addition to INX-ZA’s community-run Internet Exchange Point (IXP) services. INX-ZA operates SA’s only community-run Internet exchanges in Cape Town (CINX), Durban (DINX), Johannesburg (JINX) – and now […]

Take the Furniture but Don’t Take the Fibre ONT

South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) says home and business Internet customers should first check with their ISP before removing any fibre equipment. “Moving the furniture’s fine, but when relocating, don’t move the Optical Network Terminal (ONT) device and cabling that serviced your fibre connection. The ONT belongs to the Fibre Network Operator (FNO), […]

Learner Online Safety Back in the Spotlight

Learner online safety is back in the spotlight as South Africa’s 23 000 public sector schools reopened to some 12m learners. The Internet is the greatest enabler of education since movable type or, indeed, the written word. However, online threats to learners and schools are real and must be mitigated, says the Internet Service Providers’ […]

ISPA Inspires Educational Sponsorship Winner Announcement

The Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (ISPA) is proud to announce the recipients of the ISPA Inspires 2023 award: Thembelihle Mzobe and Mduduzi Shangase. Thembelihle is a 24 year old Durban University of Technology graduate with a Diploma in ICT business analysis. Throughout her studies she demonstrated passion for self empowerment and furtherance […]