New episodes air on at 10:00 on Thursdays, with the one on Thursday, 31 January featuring Vuleka, a technology business aiming to empower township retailers.

Hosted by tech entrepreneur Ernest North, and Shane Durrant, lead singer of Desmond and the Tutus, The Naked Economy aims to tell stories of the people changing the world – from the entrepreneur to the kitchen staff to the engineer who knows the secrets of how companies work.

According to, the featured companies think about the big picture of their role in society, and use technology and other ways of improving processes so that everybody wins. The Naked Economy is about people who will inspire you to think differently about how you work and how you buy.

Visit to listen to the episodes:

Episode 1: Discover the story of The Whippet, an eatery in Linden, which credits its success to the way it treats staff.
Episode 2: Learn about Vuleka, an app that facilitates bulk purchases of goods sold by township retailers, and its founder’s mission to uplift the community.
Episode 3: North tells his own story of learning why there is usually 'so little love' for insurance companies. North shares his journey of discovering how this could be different.

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