The Good Work Foundation

Independence ZA is delighted to have the Good Work Foundation, under the leadership of Kate Groch, as our community-based partner. The Good Work Foundation’s main beneficiary is the community of the Free State town of Philippolis, where it is involved in a number of projects ranging from bush education to HIV/AIDS counselling and Anti-retroviral (ARV) roll-out. We finance carefully selected projects which specifically aim to teach skills to enable local orphaned and unemployed youth to become financially independent.

Caroline Niland - Our Web Designer

A design talent of note, Caroline worked as a web designer for seven years in Ibiza, Spain within the dance music industry. Before that Caroline worked in London for eight years as a new business designer for the McCann Erickson Advertising Agency. She now lives with Jonny in Kilkenny, where they plan to set up their own agency and start a family. Caroline likes cooking, design, reading and Irish music in a pub on a Friday night.



Vinny da Vinci - Our Patron

Independence ZA is extremely proud to have as our patron Vincent Motshegoa, aka Vinny da Vinci, South African DJ, producer and entrepreneur extraordinaire. Vinny’s rags to riches tale is as relevant today as it was during 1980’s South Africa, with the hardships of Apartheid substituted in the case of our beneficiaries by the pain of HIV-AIDS. Vinny is an inspiration to all of us at IZA and we believe his involvement will both encourage donors to engage with our charity and stir beneficiaries to grab the opportunities which we help present.

Don Owens - Our Accountant

Don Owens has kindly offered his expert and super-efficient accounting services to us free of charge. D.G. Owens is a medium sized accountancy practice based in Windsor for business and personal clients who expect the highest level of service. See for more information.