Publicity that is Motivating

2017

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Interview on Umbani Radio
Entrepreneur 2017 Award

09 November 2017

Home Away Show is a live program on Umbani Radio based in New York.

Bernadette Rigney's first live International after winning the TRIBUTES Excellence Award -- Entrepreneur 2017.

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Interview with Ashraf Garda
Media/Fashion/TV

17 September 2017

Ashraf Garda interviews Bernadette Rigney.

All things Fashion, Media, Modelling, Magazines, TV Shows and Film ... do we see enough persons with disabilities out there?

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Interview with Fanie du Toit
Womens Month

August 2017

Fanie du Toit interviews Bernadette Rigney.

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 Interview
Fresh Breakfast — DJ Fresh and Somizi

26 July 2017

Metro FM Interview - 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 Interview
Career Expo

20 April 2017

Radio 2000 Interview - (Career Expo) 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.

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Fability Top 10 Most Influential 2016

January 2017

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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2016

Interview with Fanie du Toit
Disability Month

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?

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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Radio 2000 Interview
Disability Month

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 Interview
Disability Transport project

27 October 2016

Radio 2000 Disability Transport project - hosted by Fability and the Gauteng Office of the Premier

The team travelled from SABC Aukland Park to OR Tambo International airport and back during the course of the day.

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 Interview
Womens Month

31 August 2016

Bernadette Rigney rounded off Women's Month on Radio 2000.

Talking about empowering individuals with disabilities through the Evolving Workplace and more...

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Radio Riverside Interview
Womens Month

16 August 2016

Fability Model Tania Van Twisk celebrates Womens Month

Breathtakingly beautiful Tania van Twisk was on Radio Riverside 98.2FM, Tuesday 16 August 2016. Tania shared 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.

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Niche Radio Interview
Storm Showcase

30 July 2016

Storm Showcase - 30 July 2015

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 before he jets off to Nashville for the SuperXtar finale later this year.

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Hashtag Radio Entrepreneur Chat

07 July 2016

Entrepreneur Chat - 23 July 2015

Livetime tweeting platform with SA Entrepreneurs sharing their success stories.

Co-Hosts
Samkelo Radebe: Fability Speaker, Lawyer and Olympic Medalist
Marciel Hopkins: Miss South Africa Finalist 2016, Model and Motivational Speaker

Celebrating Young South African Entrepreneurs

SABC 3 Expresso Interview
Wings for Life World Run

08 May 2016

Fability was interviewed on Expresso Sunday 08 May 2016. During the ‪#‎WingsForLife #WorldRun in Pretoria.

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Cliff Central Interview
Disability Entrepreneurship

26 April 2016

Cliff Central Interview - (Disability Entrepreneurship) 26 April 2016

Isn’t it strange that around 15% of persons with disabilities who are working are self-employed versus the less than 10% of non-disabled people with their own businesses? More disabled people are beginning to follow suit, starting up their own businesses. As the continent, government and business community, we seek to affirm and give recognition to entrepreneurs with disabilities who have demonstrated excellence, innovation and triumph over adversities in their business enterprises. Joining Teboho Mafodi and Bulelani Balabala on this discussion is Linda Ka Nxumalo who’s a motivational speaker, Bernadette Rigney who’s a former Government Transformation Officer, now a respected social entrepreneur, as well as Velile Maranisi who’s a centre manager for Cheshire and young image consultant, Phindile Makola.

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Radio 2000 Interview
Career Expo

13 April 2016

Radio 2000 Interview - (Career Expo) 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.

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SuperSport Interview
Joburg Golf Open

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. Morné Marais represented Fability and sharing what we do and the services we provide.

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Fability Model 2016 Caleb Swanepoel

January 2016

Fability Model 2016 Caleb Swanepoel

Sizzling Video of Caleb Swanepoel by The Video Guys. Fability created Fability Models which 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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2015

A look at our Fability Moments 2015 - Thank you SA

December 2015

A look at our Fability Moments 2015 - Thank you SA

We would like to Thank everyone for being part of the Fability journey in 2015. Wishing you a wonderful and successful 2016...

Love, Team Fability x

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SABC 2 Morning Live
16 Days of Activism

07 December 2015

Morning Live 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 Live on SABC 2 between 06:30-09:00am.

Fability supports many causes in particular the Noordien Foundation and FABA Foundation - against Violence, Bullying and Abuse in SA #16DaysofActivism

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Radio 702 Interview
International Day of Persons with Disabilities

03 December 2015

Radio 702 Interview - International Day of Persons with Disabilities 03 December 2015

Bernadette Rigney from Fability chatted to Radio 702 about projects and Entrepreneurship during the Event that took place at the Union Buildings in Pretoria celebrating Disability Day.

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Radio 2000 Interview
Fability Recruitment

10 November 2015

Radio 2000 Interview - (Fability Recruitment) 10 November 2015

Fability's core function is recruitment. 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.

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Radio 2000 Interview
Disability Awareness Month

05 November 2015

Radio 2000 Interview - (Disability Awareness Month) 05 November 2015

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

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SABC supports Fability for Disability Awareness Month - November 2015

SABC supports Fability for Disability Awareness Month - November 2015

Adverts played on the Radio 2000 Station up to 7 times daily. Bernadette Rigney's inserts highlighted the roles that Fability focuses on. Such as Recruitment and providing guidelines for Accessibility on companies property and assistance to comply with Legislative Acts and Employment Equity Policies understanding the benefits of/and creating employment for People with Disabilities. The aim we are striving for is to create equal and fair opportunities for People with Disabilities.


SABC News Interview
Transport Month

20 October 2015

SABC News Interview - (Eco Mobility) 20 October 2015

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, to showcase the efficiency of our public transport system and how disabled friendly it is. All participants gathered at SABC Radiopark from 07:15am to Pretoria Hatfield and back via Sandton to SABC using Rea Vaya and Gautrain.

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Radio 2000 Interview
Transport Month

20 October 2015

Radio 2000 Interview - (Transport Month Campaign: Eco Mobility) 20 October 2015

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, to showcase the efficiency of our public transport system and how disabled friendly it is. All participants gathered at SABC Radiopark from 07:15am to Pretoria Hatfield and back via Sandton to SABC using Rea Vaya and Gautrain.

The journey was followed point to point by Radio 2000 and SABC News from start to finish.

Podcasts:
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

Jacaranda FM Interview
All About Fability

26 September 2015

Jacaranda FM Radio Interview - (All About Fability) 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

RSG Radio Interview
Fability Models SA

05 September 2015

RSG Radio Interview - (All About Fability Models SA with Irene Fischer) 05 September 2015

Our Media Mogul Irene Fischer rocked on RSG Sunday at 17h30 talking Fability Models. Irene is the spokesperson for the Road Accident Fund before her vehicle accident, she was a Radio Personality at OFM since then Irene has wowed the Media World by becoming an Author amongst many many achievements.

We are honoured that you are part of the Fability Team. Irene has massive things lined up over the next few weeks and we cannot wait to be part of her journey in making dreams a reality.

Getting to know Irene ‪#‎Icon‬ ‪#‎Accomplished‬ ‪#‎Dynamic‬

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Hashtag Radio Interview
Fability Models SA

02 September 2015

Hashtag Radio Interview - (All About Fability Models SA with Miss SA Finalist Mishka Patel) 02 September 2015

Radio Interview on Hashtag Radio about everything Fability Models SA / Fability: Lifestyle Guide and Mishka's Involvement!

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Fability receives Global Recognition in the Fashion and Modelling Industry

September 2015

All About Fability Models SA September 2015

Fability Models SA receives global support from Models of Diversity. Paving the way for South African Disabled Models to take on the Global Fashion Industry.

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Hashtag Radio Entrepreneur Chat

23 July 2015

Hashtag Radio Entrepreneur Chat - 23 July 2015

Livetime tweeting about being a CEO and sharing opinions.

Radio Today Interview
Clarkson, Hammand, May Live Car Festival

08 June 2015

Radio Today Interview - (Clarkson, Hammand, May Live Car Festival) 08 June 2015

Fability and Drive and Thrive Interview. Bernadette arranges for Danny K to announce the two wheelchair ticket winners to see Clarkson, Hammond and May Live at the Dome on the show.

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Fability Interviews
JT Foxx

30 April 2015

Fability Interviews JT Foxx 30 April 2015

JT Foxx shows that a disability doesn’t define your ability to be successful.

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Radio Today Interview
All About Fability

18 April 2015

Radio Today Interview - (About Fability) 18 April 2015

I get up again ... Bernadette Rigney & Terry-Ann Adams

Bernadette Rigney, Director of fAbility, a company which shares innovative ideas and technology to assist and improve the lifestyles of persons with physical disabilities, is adamant: “With all eyes on us, we may as well keep it fabulous!”

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Leadership has a new face - The Disabled Entrepreneur

March 2015

The 2015 SEDA Disabled Entrepreneurs Seminar March 2015

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."

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SAFM Radio Interview
All About Fability

20 January 2015

SAFM Radio Interview - (About Fability in Cape Town) 20 January 2015

SAFM welcomes Fability to Cape Town. BERNADETTE RIGNEY, Director of fAbility Lifestyle Guide, a company committed to showing that Persons with Disabilities have the ability to live life fabulously.

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2014

Hashtag Radio Interview
Fability Seminar

24 November 2014

Hashtag Radio Interview - (Fability Seminar) 24 November 2014

Cavall Burgess interviews Bernadette Rigney on Hashtag Radio. All things Fability and Events.

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Radio Today Interview
27 Celebrities - Photoshoot

28 October 2014

Radio Today Interview - (27 Celebrities - Photoshoot) 28 October 2014

Stand by me ... Bernadette Rigney & Cavall Burgess

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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Fability supported Casual Day in 2014 - raising over R28 Million
Casual Day

September 2014

Article - (Supporting a cause) 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. As the former Transformation and Disability Awareness Officer, City of Johannesburg, she campaigned for the advancement for the rights of persons with disabilities.

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eTV Sunrise Interview
All About Fability

08 September 2014

eTV Sunrise Interview 08 September 2014

We discussed fAbility and supporting Casual Day. The Ability to live life Fabulously...

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Radio Today Interview
Casual Day

26 August 2014

Radio Today Interview - (Supporting a cause) 26 August 2014

Just the Way You Are ... Celeste Vinassa, Bernadette Rigney & Terry-Ann Adams

The purpose of the Casual Day Ambassadors’ Programme is to provide inspiration and motivation to participants and beneficiaries, thereby driving sticker donations. Casual Day ambassadors create awareness by telling their own stories and their quest is for respect and acknowledgement for persons with disabilities. Casual Day ambassadors bring magic into the lives of children and adults with disabilities.

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Radio Today Interview
Bring out the Bling

25 August 2014

Radio Today Interview - (Supporting a cause) 25 August 2014

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

Thuli Matlala, a zestful, self-motivated and driven working mother with a disability is passionate about people development. At the age of 15 she was hit by a stray bullet at school which rendered her a paraplegic. Terry-Ann Adams says: " I have cried many tears, experienced prejudice and mocking; I have been spat on and laughed at because of my disability. Most importantly I have learned that albinism does not define me." "Who can bring out the most bling?" is the challenge from Bernadette. "Make a R10 donation for a Casual Day sticker. It is that easy!"

Listen today @17h30 on the iStart2 Show on Radio Today 1485 AM in Jozi, Nationally on DSTV Audio Channel 869 or worldwide on www.1485.org.za

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Radio Today Interview
Casual Day

05 August 2014

Radio Today Interview - (Supporting a cause) 05 August 2014

MY World welcomes Casual Day Ambassadors Kashveera, Bernadette & Nicole By Cavallsworld

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In the loop
City of Joburg

June 2014

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

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Music Videos

Daniel Baron
Heroes

19 January 2016

Title: Heroes - Daniel Baron (The FABA song) written by Daniel Baron

The recording of the brand new Faba Foundation Anti-Bullying music video with artist Daniel Baron took place at Brands Luv U. FABA, Fability and Daniel are featured in the video.

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Charne Hugo
Time will wait

26 September 2015

An inspirational story of persons with disabilities aims to change the conventional idea of beauty.

The Fability Song: