Passion to Creation

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

About Fability

Welcome! Let us introduce ourselves…

Fability is a Consulting Business and Lifestyle Guide established by Bernadette Rigney

Fability transforms content into engaging material that highlights innovation, diversity, marketing, events and publicity in dynamic ways.

Fability Recruitment was created to assist Companies and Government Departments to reach the 2% target of the total workforce that consists of persons with disabilities. We host Career Development and Entrepreneurship Programs; launching dream careers or turning side-hustles into a full-time business. Fability aims to create equal opportunities and fairness in business and social welfare for all including persons with disabilities.

Known for our successful events, marketing strategies, innovation and extensive media following. Fability has become a recognized brand with a difference in disability entrepreneurship.

Started up in 2014 by Bernadette, 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.


What We Do:

Marketing and Events:

  • Helping companies see their vision for branding, inclusive events and ideas come to life!
  • Professional Bookings.
  • Fability hosts and participates in Events alongside South African and International Professional Speakers, Models, Artists and Athletes adding the glamorous shine.
  • An exciting and insightful Blog and Lifestyle Guide to living life fabulously. Our mission is to educate, motivate and create a lifestyle, achievable by all.

Recruitment, Workshops and Training:

  • Supporting the empowerment of high potential individuals to pursue their career or business goals and to reach their full potential.
  • Assisting Corporate SA to comply with Legislative Acts and to effectively roll out their Employment Equity Policies to reach BBBEE targets in Disability.
  • Career Development and Entrepreneurship Programs; launching dream careers or turning side-hustles into a full-time business.
  • Transformation Workshops and Training.

Business Rescue:

  • Our services have been designed to address the needs of businesses and individuals with the option of outsourcing all or part of bookkeeping and accounting requirements.

Fability Shop:

  • Bernadette Rigney’s career started in the cosmetics field where she worked until she unexpectedly received a job opportunity from the government. After eight years in government and after six years of running her own business, she still couldn’t shake off her beauty industry roots. In 2020, having always had a passion for beauty and cosmetics, she reinvested in her dreams and created her own cosmetics range.


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 – and to shed new light on challenging matters.
We act as a sounding board through decisions,
help sharpen skills and motivate.

Raise The Standard



Achievement in Disability

About the Founder

Bernadette Rigney

Founder and Director

Award-winning Entrepreneur and Former Government Transformation Officer

Bernadette Rigney 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.
In 2014 Bernadette set a target to modernize the disability sector, transforming the stereotype. She started Fability. She has pioneered initiatives which gained international exposure and worked on global projects through Media platforms.
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.