Passion to Creation

Fability ‘Live Life Fabulously’

About Fability

Fability is a Lifestyle Guide established by Award-winning Entrepreneur and Former Government Transformation Officer; Bernadette Rigney

Fability transforms content into engaging material that highlights innovation, diversity, marketing, events and publicity to reach audiences in dynamic ways. Known for their successful events, marketing strategies, innovation and extensive media following, Fability has become a leading Media Brand.

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 to share disability awareness through Media platforms and achieved remarkable results in breaking barriers.

Fability aims to create equal opportunities and fairness in business and social welfare for all, especially for persons with disabilities. Committed to showing that we all have the ability to Live Life Fabulously, conscious of their role in playing an integral part in making a positive contribution to the fabric of an inclusive society.

What We Do:

Corporate and Government:
• Marketing and Events
• Professional Public Speaker and MC Bookings
• Fability also hosts events alongside South Africa’s successful persons with disabilities, Celebrities and International Professional Speakers, Models, Artists, Athletes adding the glamorous shine to Fability.

Online Accounting Services

Recruitment | Career and Entrepreneurship Workshops:
• Empowering high potential disabled individuals to pursue their career goals and reaching their full potential.
• Assisting Companies to comply with Legislative Acts and to effectively roll out their Employment Equity Policies to reach BBBEE targets.

Lifestyle Blog

Manufacturing and Promotional Gifts:
Fability online shop
Goldiva Professional Products

Influence, Integrity, Connectivity, Quality and Passion

Setting the bar

  • Personal Branding20%
  • Breaking Barriers60%
  • Growing Networks10%
  • Builds Brand Confidence10%

Unique skills

  • Innovative60%
  • Transformation10%
  • Collaboration20%
  • Inclusive Events10%

About the Founder

Fability ‘Live Life Fabulously’

Bernadette Rigney

Founder and Director

Award-winning Entrepreneur and Former Government Transformation Officer

Bernadette Rigney worked in the USA for a Year and gained experience in international marketing and event management. Upon returning to Johannesburg she worked in the Cosmetic Industry. She also has management insight and expertise gleaned from her employment for eight years in Government.

In 2014 she 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 to share disability awareness through Media platforms and achieved remarkable results in breaking barriers.

Bernadette won the 2017 Tributes Excellence Award in the Entrepreneur category. In 2018 she was acknowledged in Forbes #1 Firm's book 'Lose the Resume, Land the Job' proven advice by The New York Times.

Bernadette signed up as a Public Speaker with two South African Speaker Bureaus. She loves to share her passion for business, marketing and entrepreneurship.

In 2019 she became the Head of Models of Diversity for Top Model South Africa, which is affiliated with Top Model Worldwide, one of the leading international professional model search competitions.
With all eyes on us, we might as well keep it fabulous.


A few Testimonials from our clients
  • 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.
    Claire Westman
    Just Hello
  • 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.
    Kudsiya Cassim
    The Renaissance Network
  • I've had the privilege of meeting this incredible woman @Fab_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 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. Bookings: #motivationalspeaker #digitalentrepreneurship #entrepreneur #fempreneur #womensupportingwomen #womenempoweringwomen #disability #thedailyhustle
    Tasneem Abrahams
    The Daily Hustle
  • Fability Workshop - 23 August 2017: Thank you for hosting us. I got only positive feedback from our employees with disabilities at the dti.
    Ms Hessa Ely
    Disability Manager: 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
    Bonisile Claudia Kunene
  • 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.
    Tennille Pretorius
  • 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!
    Jayd Dell
  • The Gauteng Office of the Premier and Fability formed a Partnership in implementing programmes to assist Persons with Disabilities including; youth, entrepreneurs and speakers with disabilities to access socio-economic opportunities.
    Gauteng Office of the Premier
  • Nedbank Sports Awards - Samkelo Radebe: Thank you for inspiring all of us!
    Jo-Anne Vrdoljak
  • 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.
    Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities
  • 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!      
    Jabulile S Ngwenya
    Red Silk Tree Media
  • 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.
    Dr Sorayah Nair
    Director: Business Health Solutions
  • the dti Disability Forum Workshop 28 June 2016: Bernadette’s support in the objective to empower the dti Disability Forum is highly appreciated.      
    Ms Hessa Ely
    Disability Manager: the dti