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

Get the Best out of Fibre to Reduce Work from Home Frustration

South Africa’s high-speed fibre optic Internet backbone has improved to the point where some half a million homes have ready access to fibre. With remote working powered by FTTH (fibre-to-the-home) likely to become a more permanent feature of a corporate SA adjusting to new realities, many more employees need a better understanding of the fibre […]

ISPA Helps Consumers Verify Zero-Rated Websites in SA

The Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (ISPA) advises the public that almost 1 000 local websites are either already zero-rated or currently being approved for free access over fixed or mobile data for as long as the country remains in a Coronavirus-related state of disaster. As a service to Internet consumers, ISPA has […]

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 […]