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

SA’s Internet Firms Want to Compete with Mobile Networks

The overwhelming majority of South Africans access the Internet using mobile devices and thus the cost of mobile data has a real impact on quality of life. In a data-dependent future, affordable communication costs are vital to improving quality of life. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) will shortly publish regulations designed to […]


ISPA Inspires Bursary Programme Applications Closing

Applications for the ISPA Inspires Bursary Programme, 2022, are closing on Friday, 01 October 2021. Applications were opened on 01 September 2021. The Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA) is the Industry Representative Body (IRB) for over 200 of the country’s Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and associated organisations. Since 1996, it has played a […]


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 […]