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 Fully-Functional ISPs Enabling our new COVID-19 Reality

SA’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) reminds Internet users that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are providers of essential services and therefore fully-functional during all Covid-19 lockdown phases. With the President confirming in his 24 May address to the nation that the country will move to Level 3 of the current Covid-19 lockdown, further opening up […]

Privacy is Protected, Even During a Pandemic

Many South Africans have expressed valid concerns about the potential for abuse of personal information collected by government as part of tracking and tracing those exposed to COVID-19 infection. The approach taken, however, appears to be well-balanced, even though the Protection of Personal Information Act of 2013 (POPI) is not yet properly in force. Electronic […]

Online Safety a Question of Education, Awareness & Privacy

Parents concerned about their children’s safety in cyberspace during lockdown and beyond should focus discussions on education, awareness and privacy. As concerns around Covid-19 infection mount, minors and their parents are expected to continue spending an inordinate amount of time online during 2020. It is therefore of paramount importance that responsible adults speak to their […]

Covid-19 Shines Spotlight on Website Take-Downs

SA’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) is advising members that hosting so-called ‘fake news’ websites is prohibited by Clause 11(5) of the Disaster Management Act regulations which makes it an offence to publish any statement with the intention to deceive about COVID-19, someone’s infection status or steps taken by the government to deal with COVID-19. […]