ISPA NPC, founded in 1996, is a South African non profit company and recognised Internet industry representative body. Historically, ISPA has served as an active industry body to facilitate the exchange between independent Internet service providers, ICASA and other government structures, operators and other service providers within South Africa.

ISPA has launched the Inspires Bursary programme 2020 after the 2019 retirement of ISPA’s teacher training programme, which trained more than 3 000 teachers in ICT skills over 19 years, thanks to the support of ISPA members. The “ISPA Inspires” bursary programme will concentrate its efforts on unemployed youth development, with bursaries being awarded to promising young people who wish to achieve their ambitions in the Internet industry.