Press release: ISPA Roadshow Targets Gauteng Members

Published on: 2008-03-11

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Members of the Management Committee (Mancom) of the Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA) will be briefing Gauteng Internet Service Providers (ISPs) on recent developments within the industry during a March 2008 roadshow.

Delays and uncertainties surrounding the new licensing framework and how it will apply to VANS are a concern for ISPs and this is sure to be a hot topic during the roadshow planned from 11 to 13 March and from 25 to 27 March 2008.

Feedback derived from ISPA members during the roadshow will form a crucial part of the Association’s direction and strategy. It is hoped that close interaction with the members will raise more insight about important industry issues with respect to current activities.

“Roadshows are an effective way to build closer relationships with our members and help them stay abreast of legislative changes. We’d like to engage with our members and help them understand where the industry is headed and how they can help shape it,” commented Ant Brooks, ISPA general manager and a member of the roadshow team.

The Electronic Communications & Transactions (ECT) Act already places certain obligations on ISPs, particularly relating to unsolicited commercial messages or spam, and ISPs are sure to ask for clarification and advice regarding this pivotal piece of legislation.

“One of our primary objectives as an organisation is to identify the individual needs of ISPs to enable us to determine how best to advise them. The Gauteng road show will not only encourage participation, it will also ensure that the needs of ISPs are being heard and dealt with where possible,” concluded Mr Brooks.

ISPA’s representatives are willing to meet on a one-on-one basis with any existing or potential ISPA member in Gauteng and enquiries in this regard may be directed to ISPA’s secretariat at queries (at) or by calling +27.11.314.7751.

The Internet Service Providers’ Association is a South African Internet industry body incorporated not for gain. ISPA has historically served as an active industry body, facilitating exchange between the different independent Internet service providers, the Department of Communications, ICASA, operators and other service providers in South Africa.

Further Information

For further information, please contact the ISPA secretariat on the Contact ISPA page.