Passion to Creation

The definition of Fability: Integrity, veracity, kindness, habitual courteousness, cheerfulness and unaffected simplicity marked their character, and the impressions made by a virtuous life that cannot be erased from the hearts of those, who had the pleasure of their friendship or acquaintance.

About Fability

Welcome! Let us introduce ourselves…

Fability is a Consulting Business and Lifestyle Guide

Fability was created to assist Companies and Government Departments to reach and retain their 2% target of the total workforce that consists of persons with disabilities.

Our strength is to build Brand experiences through: Inclusion, Transformation, Insights, Content Creation, Workshops, Events and Media.

With a BBBEE Level 1 status, an ever expanding following, Fability has become a recognized brand and offers any company who partners with us an endless list of open doors.

Engage, Transform and Empower

Our approach
to transformation

Consulting gives us the the ability to view things from afar, in what some call helicopter vision.
We shed new light on challenging matters.
We are passionate about building your workplace reputation for inclusion.

Raise The Standard

Achievement in Disability

Founder and Director

Bernadette Rigney

Award-winning Entrepreneur and Former Government Transformation Officer

Started up in 2014 by Bernadette Rigney, a person who is disabled, with 20+ years of experience in Corporate and Government. Committed to creating opportunities with a difference and showing that we all have the ability to Live Life Fabulously.
Bernadette worked in the USA and gained experience in international marketing and event management. Upon returning to Johannesburg she worked in the Cosmetic Industry. She has skills and management insight in infrastructure and development as well as transformation and diversity in Human Resources, gleaned from her employment of eight years in Government.
She helps individuals design their dream careers or businesses and reach their goals through her website, workshops and social media.


The Daily Hustle

Turning your passion into revenue.

Award-winning Entrepreneur

Build an Empire while living your dream.

My Motto

With all eyes on us, we may as well keep it fabulous.

You’re in good company

What they say about Fability, Our Testimonials

LinkedIn Workshop – 18 October 2019: Thank you to Bernadette Rigney from Fability for chatting to us about our personal brand and sharing more about her own story with us. What an inspiring and motivating presentation.

Bernadette Rigney is pure inspiration. She is a champion for people with disabilities with an internalised “I CAN” philosophy in life that I am sure Obama picked up from her.

I’ve had the privilege of meeting this incredible woman Bernadette from @thefabilitylife early on in my exploration into the world of digital entrepreneurship. As an occupational therapist and lover of technology, I had a vision of combining the two for the benefit of the disability community. But I am of the school of thought of ‘nothing for us about us’ so when I reached out to her and she graciously gave me some time to discuss my ideas. We have not YET managed to collaborate, but I hope to someday soon. And that vision that was the catalyst to me learning web design and development? That vision is still alive…one day…

So do yourself a favour, go check out her page and the amazing initiatives she is involved in or book her as a speaker at your next event.


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Fability Workshop – 23 August 2017: Thank you for hosting us. I got only positive feedback from our employees with disabilities at the dti.

Fability Workshop – 23 August 2017: Amazing workshop I had hosted by the lovely Bernadette Rigney. The environment was great, the people were great and the teachings we amazing. Loved every moment. The workshop was worth it. The information I got out will improve my business and the people were amazing. Thank you Bernadette

Fability Workshop – 23 August 2017: Thank you Bernadette Rigney for an awesome workshop today. Lovely setting and fantastic speaker you are. Very much looking forward to attending more in the future and meeting new people. Much love.

Fability Workshop – 23 August 2017: A HUGE shout out to Fability Pty Ltd and Bernadette Rigney for ALL your support and friendship to Smergos and the team. You are a true worrier and a blessing to all!

Nedbank Sports Awards – Samkelo Radebe: Thank you for inspiring all of us!

Leadership has a new face – The Disabled Entrepreneur: The first speaker of the day was introduced as Bernadette Rigney, and her talk was entitled “Knowing your Rights in the Workplace & the Ability to Live Life Fabulously”. Judging by her credentials, I had a strong suspicion that she would have something to say that I wanted to hear. As it turns out, she is a walking embodiment of the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”. Kicking off, this tiny woman, born with Arthrogryposis, introduced herself with a brief recollection of her working life in the facilitation of accessibility in Johannesburg. She then went on to tell of her business, Fability, a start-up which she hopes to use as a vehicle for improving Disability Awareness and creating new opportunities for Persons with Disabilities as well as organizations and businesses. As she expounded on her vision and her career up to this point, it became abundantly clear that she was a true giant in her field. I couldn’t help but smile. Her story was one of determination, hard work, and breaking down barriers on the way to success. It was all about living fabulously. Somehow, I really got a sense of what that meant.

The SEDA Disabled Entrepreneurs Seminar 2015 event today in Cape Town at Brideways, Ratanga Junction was phenomenal!: Bernadette Rigney, founder and director of Fability: Lifestyle Guide just WOWED me with her in-depth knowledge of policies and legislation around disabilities! To all my journalist friends who are at the forefront of media for breaking news…if you need to understand policies and legislation around disability issues and know what is happening, and how South Africa is pioneering discussion and debate in this space, Bernadette is your go to person! Mogamat Reza Gallant of Shanduka Black Umbrellas inspired me with his knowledge and understanding of the path entrepreneurs walk. Young, up and coming entrepreneurs, and those of you who dream of starting your own enterprise, check Shanduka out for information resources.

Thank you so much SEDA for an amazing, inspiring event!

I had the opportunity to work with Bernadette Rigney on programmes focusing on Leadership Capacity Building in the area of Disability and Inclusion. It is with great excitement that I learnt she will be presenting on Entrepreneurship as a disabled woman and Personal Branding at the 2015 SEDA Conference to be held in Cape Town. Bernadette’s candid style, expert knowledge and humour impressed past audiences and I am confident she will leave this years’ conference attendees inspired into action. Her triumphant journey in overcoming the challenges presented by physical disabilities and her “can do” attitude is what every organizational leader and staff need to hear. It’s both my pleasure and honour to acknowledge Bernadette Rigney for her selection as a presenter at the SEDA conference.

the dti Disability Forum Workshop 28 June 2016: Bernadette’s support in the objective to empower the dti Disability Forum is highly appreciated.