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2019


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KBMF 102.5fm
October 2019

Top Model South Africa Models of Diversity Finalists, Carol Khoza, Charne Hugo and Tania van Twisk will be interviewed on the USA Radio Station KBMF 102.5fm. TBC on: http://www.butteamericaradio.org/

SAfm
17 October 2019

Top Model South Africa Models of Diversity Lloyd Barkzz chats about his journey as a Finalist.
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KBMF 102.5fm
16 October 2019

Top Model South Africa Models of Diversity Finalists, Sherise Dreyer, Lloyd Babedi, Mechelle Le Roux and the Head of MOD Bernadette Rigney had such a great time doing this interview for the USA Radio Station KBMF 102.5fm. The show aired last night 8-9pm Eastern Standard Time on: http://www.butteamericaradio.org/
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Fability Breaking News
July 2019

Bernadette becomes the Head of Models of Diversity for Top Model South Africa 2020. Top Model South Africa Models of Diversity gives a platform to launch physically disabled individuals (amputees; paraplegics; persons with albinism as well as people who are deaf or blind). We empower and encourage disabled models by giving an opportunity to get noticed in the modelling industry and to become a modern day icon and role model to the youth, with and without disabilities, around South Africa and the World.
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The Daily Hustle
July 2019

Bernadette brings inclusion to the modeling space. Congrats Bernadette Rigney on your role but also on bringing inclusion to the modeling space in South Africa đź‘Ź. Keep hustling! Bernadette is featured on The Daily Hustle podcast! Subscribe to our newsletter via www.thedailyhustleonline.com or drop your email we will add you to the list.
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Rolling Inspiration
11-12 April 2019

Disability Summit and Career Expo. What started out as the Hope-Mandeville Career Expo held at the Hope School has grown into a two-day event attended by various industries within the disability sector, as well as students and other people with disabilities. The 2019 Disability Summit and Career Expo, sponsored by the SABC, was held at the Nasrec Expo Centre, Johannesburg, on April 11 and 12.
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2018


SAfm
27 November 2018

#SAfmLifeTimeLive ThisAbility Feature, Criselda Dudumashe spoke to Luthando Kekana: Senior Communications Specialist, Advocate for Persons with Disabilities, Fability Motivational Speaker on SAfm about being a Mom, pregnant, a career woman and disabled.
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SABC 3
30 July 2018

SABC 3's Real Talk: Fability assisted with the Guest line-up, the feature focuses on persons with disabilities who have built successful careers. #inclusion #diversity
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Creative Space Media
18 April 2018

Highlights from the 2018 SABC Disability Summit
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SAfm
18 April 2018

SABC Disability Summit 2018: Fability's involvement at the summit
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2017


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Fability Top 10
2017

Fability Top 10 Most Influential 2017
10 Smergos #Innovators
09 Lebohang Monyatsi Miss Wheelchair World runner-up #AbilityRedefined
08 Samkelo Radebe #EmbraceBeingDifferent
07 Regina Mary #AlbinismTheNewEra
06 Andraèa LaVant #DesignForAll
05 Stephen Hawking #BeCurious
04 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Miss Universe #Unbreakable
03 Doug Anderson #360
02 Zain Bulbulia #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs
01 JACK EYERS Mr England #1man1leg1mission
Every successful person has one thing in common, they are themselves. Be Yourself. Thank you for watching www.fability.co.za Video by eyeye
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SABC 2
01 December 2017

SABC 2 Beyond Boundaries TV Interview, celebrating International Disability Day with Samkelo Radebe.
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Good Hope FM
01 December 2017

Celebrating International Disability Day with Good Hope FM.
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5FM
01 December 2017

Nicole chats to Bernadette this International Disability Day, about winning the Entrepreneur Award at the 2017 Valhalla Arts Tributes Excellence Awards. She has been involved in founding numerous activities and projects to bring about positive change including establishing Fability (Pty) Ltd: Lifestyle Guide.
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Umbani Radio NYC
09 November 2017

Home Away Show is a live program on Umbani Radio based in New York. Bernadette Rigney's first live international interview after winning the TRIBUTES Excellence Award -- Entrepreneur 2017.
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SAfm
17 September 2017

Ashraf Garda interviews Bernadette Rigney about disability in Fashion, Media, Modelling, Magazines, TV Shows and Film. Do we see enough persons with disabilities out there?
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Fanie du Toit
August 2017

Bernadette shares this Women's Month "The goal is to work with individuals and reach their full potential. Fability has a broad Network which allows us to give individuals a chance to meet Sectors to allow them to succeed in Business - from Corporate, Government to the Modelling and Entertainment industries."
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Metro FM
26 July 2017

DJ Fresh and Somizi chatted to Bernadette about matters around Disability in the Workplace and Communication.
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Radio 2000
19-20 April 2017

Fability participated at the Sixth Annual Career Expo by Mandeville and Hope School with VIP guest Zain Bulbulia from the Gauteng Premier's Office. Bernadette did a live interview from the school, chatting about the challenges Persons with Disabilities face in the workplace and career opportunities.

2016


Fability Top 10
2016

Fability Top 10 Most Influential 2016
01 Soneni Gwizi #HeartAndSoulAfrica
02 Jack Eyers #ModelMogul
03 Marciel Hopkins #healthnotsize
04 Zain Bulbulia #Inclusion
05 DJ Black Coffee #Authenticity
06 Jason Goliath #Compassion
07 Ashlinn Gray #Artist
08 Rudi Claase and Charne Hugo #DynamicDuo
09 Nicholas Goliath #Adventurer
10 Lebohang Monyatsi #AbilityRedefined
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Fanie du Toit
November 2016

Disability Month is an opportunity for disabled individuals to share their experiences and give advice. Fanie du Toit interviews Bernadette Rigney.
1) Why are 2% targets consisting of staff with disabilities not reached for many companies? What are the retention strategies?
2) How do we train learners to become Entrepreneurs should they be unsuccessful in landing jobs.
3) What are the benefits of remote offices and virtual communication?
4) How does Society benefit?

Radio 2000
10 November 2016

Disability Month is an opportunity for disabled individuals to share their experiences and give advice. Fability continues to empower individuals, educate the community and share the latest technology, we hope to encourage Skills Development, University entries and Job opportunities. A bright future for our Youth.
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Radio 2000
27 October 2016

Radio 2000, SABC News along with members of the Office of the Premier, as well as Amanda Gibberd from national DoT, Public Transport Network Development, including the team from Roads and Transport, a number of people with disabilities and celebrities; Comedian Nick Goliath, Singers Storm and Ashlinn Gray tested how accessible the public transport system is.
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Radio 2000
31 August 2016

Bernadette Rigney rounded off Women's Month on Radio 2000. Empowering individuals with disabilities, the Evolving Workplace and more...
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Radio Riverside
16 August 2016

Breathtakingly beautiful Tania van Twisk was interviewed on Radio Riverside 98.2FM this Women's Month. Tania shares her dreams of becoming a model and how she continued after a horrific car accident. An inspiration to many to continue and pursue all your goals.

Niche Radio
30 July 2016

Fans of singing sensation Storm had the opportunity to meet the performer and listen to him perform live at The Venue on Saturday 30 July 2016.
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Entrepreneur Chat
23 July 2016

Live-time tweeting platform with SA Entrepreneurs sharing their success stories. Co-Hosts: Samkelo Radebe: Fability Speaker, Lawyer and Olympic Medalist and Marciel Hopkins: Miss South Africa Finalist 2016, Model and Motivational Speaker. Celebrating Young South African Entrepreneurs.
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SABC 3
08 May 2016

Fability was interviewed on Expresso Sunday 08 May 2016 during the ‪#‎WingsForLife #WorldRun in Pretoria.
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Cliff Central
26 April 2016

Cliff Central Interview with Bernadette Rigney who’s a former Government Transformation Officer, now a respected entrepreneur.
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Radio 2000
13 April 2016

Fability participated at the Fifth Annual Career Expo by Mandeville and Hope School. The guests included Fability Models, Gauteng Premier's Office and Singer Charne Hugo. This interview was a live broadcast from Hope School.

Daniel Baron
19 January 2016

The recording of the brand new Faba Foundation Anti-Bullying music video with artist Daniel Baron took place at Brands Luv U.
Title: Heroes - Daniel Baron
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SuperSport
16 January 2016

Fability was interviewed on SuperSport channel 206 Saturday 16 January 2016 at 13:00pm during the ‪#‎JoburgOpen10‬ at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Course.
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Fability Models
January 2016

Sizzling Video of Caleb Swanepoel by The Video Guys. Fability Models gained international attention, and paved the way for Models with Disabilities. Caleb was the first disabled model to enter and win the title Mr MPSA in the South African pageant industry.
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Fability Models
January 2016

The Models and Pageantry SA Magazine (MPSAmag) hosted their inaugural Miss, Mrs and Mr MPSAmag at The Venue Melrose Arch on 31 January. Caleb Swanepoel, a 20-year-old amputee model and first-time pageant entrant stole the show. Swanepoel survived a devastating shark attack in Knysna in 2015, leaving him with a prosthetic right leg. The drama student from the University of Cape Town got his first win in the 17+ male category, then scooped the overall senior male category, before walking away with the overall winner’s title – Mr MPSAmag 2016.
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Hashtag Radio
January 2016

Introducing Caleb Swanepoel Fability Model 2016. Morne also chats about the up and coming Joburg Open and Fability's involvement.

2015


Fability Highlights
2015

A look at our Fability Moments 2015. We would like to Thank everyone for being part of the Fability journey in 2015. Wishing you a wonderful and successful 2016...
Love, Fability x
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SABC 2
07 December 2015

Fability was honoured to attend this Event and Discussion, invited by the Office of the Premier. The insert was broadcast on SABC 2 Morning Live between 06:30-09:00am. #16DaysofActivism

Radio 702
03 December 2015

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities Event that took place at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Bernadette Rigney from Fability chatted to Radio 702 about projects, Entrepreneurship and celebrating Disability Day.

Radio 2000
10 November 2015

Bernadette Rigney from Fability and Kira Sakota a recruitment specialist chatted to Radio 2000 about a recent successful candidate who was placed into an accounts position, the Company modified the Building to accommodate her disability. Today, the disabled candidate is the top performing employee for the Company.

Radio 2000
05 November 2015

Radio 2000 chats to Fability about Disability Awareness Month. Bernadette shares advice to persons with disabilities who are seeking jobs, aspiring models and so much more.

SABC
November 2015

Fability inserts aired daily throughout November 2015.

SABC News
20 October 2015

Transport Month Campaign: Eco Mobility - Tuesday, the 20th of October 2015 Radio 2000 and members of the Office of the Premier, City of Johannesburg, Gauteng Department of Transport, Gautrain, Rea Vaya, Fability as well as a number of celebrities with disabilities embarked on a ride in support of Transport Month.

Radio 2000
20 October 2015

Transport Month Campaign: Eco Mobility - Tuesday, the 20th of October 2015 Radio 2000 and members of the Office of the Premier, City of Johannesburg, Gauteng Department of Transport, Gautrain, Rea Vaya, Fability as well as a number of celebrities with disabilities embarked on a ride in support of Transport Month.
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http://iono.fm/e/220987 - Lunch on 2000
http://iono.fm/e/220927 - The Collective
http://iono.fm/e/220939 - The Collective
http://iono.fm/e/220918 - The Drive Time Experience
http://iono.fm/e/220849 - Planet Haaibo
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Jacaranda FM
26 September 2015

An inspirational story of persons with disabilities aims to change the conventional idea of beauty. We speak to CEO of Fability Bernadette Rigney, singer Charne Hugo and TV and Radio personality Terry Ann Adams.
Jacaranda Blog: http://jacarandafm.com/shows/saturday-breakfast-frankie-and-kriya/saturday-breakfast-get-fabulous-fability/
Podcasts:
Part 1: https://m.soundcloud.com/jacaranda-fm/fability-on-saturday-breakfast-part-1
Part 2: https://m.soundcloud.com/jacaranda-fm/fability-on-saturday-breakfast-part-2
The Fability Song: https://m.soundcloud.com/charne-hugo
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RSG
05 September 2015

Irene Fischer speaks about Fability Models and diversity in fashion.

Hashtag Radio
02 September 2015

Mishka Patel chats to Magdel about Fability Models SA and her involvement.
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MOD
September 2015

Fability receives Global Recognition in the Fashion and Modelling Industry. Fability Models SA is paving the way for South African Disabled Models to take on the Global Fashion Industry.

Entrepreneur Chat
23 July 2015

Hashtag Radio's Entrepreneur Chat is a live-time tweeting platform for CEOs and sharing advice.

Radio Today
08 June 2015

Fability and Drive and Thrive chats about the up and coming Car Show. Danny K announces the two wheelchair ticket winners to see Clarkson, Hammond and May Live at the Dome.
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Fability
30 April 2015

Fability Interviews JT Foxx. JT Foxx shows that a disability doesn’t define your ability to be successful.
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Radio Today
18 April 2015

Bernadette Rigney and Terry-Ann Adams share innovative ideas and technology to assist and improve the lifestyles of persons with physical disabilities.
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WCAPD
March 2015

Leadership has a new face - The Disabled Entrepreneur. The 2015 SEDA Disabled Entrepreneurs Seminar.
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SAfm
20 January 2015

SAfm welcomes Fability to Cape Town. A company committed to showing that Persons with Disabilities have the ability to live life fabulously.
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Daily Sun
19 January 2015

Fability Cape Town. A company committed to showing that Persons with Disabilities have the ability to live life fabulously.
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Indianspice
15 January 2015

Fability Seminar in Cape Town. A company committed to showing that Persons with Disabilities have the ability to live life fabulously.
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2014


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Hashtag Radio
24 November 2014

Interview with Bernadette Rigney on the up and coming Fability Events for 2015 in Cape Town.

Radio Today
28 October 2014

Cavall Burgess and Bernadette Rigney invited a group of South African Celebrities and Change-makers to join them in a glamorous photoshoot to thank them for their contribution to South Africa.
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Rolling Inspiration
September 2014

Fability supports Casual Day, raising over R28 Million.
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Tygerburger
September 2014

Fability supports Casual Day,

eTV Sunrise
08 September 2014

Fability's involvement and supporting Casual Day.
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Municipal Focus
September 2014

Bernadette Rigney challenged all employees of City Metros all over the country to participate in Casual Day by wearing their sticker and stepping out in style.
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Radio Today
26 August 2014

The purpose of the Casual Day Ambassadors’ Programme is to provide inspiration and motivation to participants and beneficiaries, thereby driving sticker donations. Celeste Vinassa, Bernadette Rigney & Terry-Ann Adams
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Radio Today
25 August 2014

Today we BRING OUT THE BLING and chat to three extraordinary women ... Thuli Matlala, Terry-Ann Adams and Bernadette Rigney
2018

Newspaper Article
13 August 2014

With Nicole Laxton and Celeste Vinassa.
2018

Newspaper Article
11 August 2014

With Miss Portugal at the Sunshine Center in Elsburg, Germiston.

Radio Today
05 August 2014

MY World welcomes Casual Day Ambassadors Kashveera, Bernadette & Nicole By Cavallsworld
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In the loop
June 2014

The JSE welcomes the City of Joburg and Bernadette gets featured for service excellence.
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