My Live TV Interview on Real Talk

Two weeks ago I was one of the guests on SABC 3’s SAFTA award-winning talk show, “Real Talk.” The show is hosted by 702’s Azania Mosaka. It was a live TV interview with a focus on recognising people with disabilities who have advanced in their careers despite the real (and perceived!) obstacles around disability in […]

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What a privilege to visit Australia for the first time

During the month of September, I’ve been clogging my Facebook timeline with photos and updates on my first visit to Australia (I did warn friends to unfollow me if it became unbearable – we all know what travel-envy feels like!). I was invited by the Brisbane Catholic Education to be a keynote speaker at their […]

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Diversity and Different Abilities

It really excites me when corporates give disability in the workplace the recognition it deserves. This week, Siemens Park in Midrand, Johannesburg invited me to be the keynote speaker for their DiversABILITY Awareness Programme. They recognise that all employees have different abilities and besides wanting to comply with employment equity laws, they value the contribution and […]

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No Limbs No Limits

The ominous theme music of Carte Blanche on a Sunday usually has a Pavlovian effect on South Africans. The weekend’s festivities are a distant memory and the “work mode” is triggered for the week ahead! Viewers were pleasantly surprised last night when we weren’t offered the usual line-up of corruption and crime. Instead, we watched the inspiring documentary […]

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20 things you might not know about me

In the spirit of authenticity, Robyn Young (Brandheart Personal Branding) inspired me to share a few things that you might not know about me: My full name is Nicolette Jeanne Abdinor. I have two older sisters (one in London and the other one in East London, South Africa) and a younger brother in California. I […]

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Believe in Yourself

On Mother’s  Day, I reflect on some of the life lessons I’ve gained not only from Psychology, but also from the relationship I have with my mother. Now that many of my friends have children of their own, I often imagine what it was like for my mom (and my dad) when I was born with […]

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Disability Training: Changing Perceptions of Disability

Disability training in the workplace is not always a hot topic. In fact, as a group, people with disabilities are often last on the agenda when it comes to Employment Equity (EE). This is slowly changing, if not to reach EE targets set by government, but many corporates are recognizing that people with disabilities make […]

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