Fallen property icon Wendy Machanik breaks cover

2014-11-13 01:00

In a deeply moving podcast, fallen estate agency queen Wendy Machanik shares her learnings and why respected business people like billionaire Natie Kirsh stood by her.

Wendy Machanik speaks out

2012-12-02 16:13

Wendy Machanik, the disgraced former estate agent has broken her silence about the events that brought the curtain down on her property empire.

Machanik slapped with R1.5m fine

2012-11-06 07:44

Former estate agent Wendy Machanik has reportedly been fined R1.5m after pleading guilty to 90 counts of theft.

Estate agency administrator appointed

2012-08-16 16:25

Lawyer Taswell Papier has been appointed administrator of the Estate Agency Affairs Board, says Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale.

Machanik back in court

2012-02-17 08:23

Former estate agent Wendy Machanik's criminal case is set to continue in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court.

Machanik case postponed

2011-07-21 11:12

The Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court has postponed the criminal case against disgraced estate agent Wendy Machanik.

Machanik house goes under the hammer

2011-06-20 12:06

Fraud accused and former estate agent Wendy Machanik's house will be put up for auction next month.

Machanik's criminal case postponed

2011-05-30 13:27

Former estate agent Wendy Machanik's criminal case has been postponed to 21 July, according to her lawyer.

Estate agent R16m short: report

2011-05-09 09:08

A liquidator indicates that Wendy Machanik Properties has a shortfall of more than R16m, according to a media report.


2011-05-05 00:00

Wie sou vier jaar gelede nie ’n eiendomsagent wou wees nie? Hulle het mos sakke vol geld gemaak in een van die wonderlikste bloeitye in die residensiële eiendomsmark wat SA nog beleef het.

More estate agents in suspected graft

2011-04-07 12:37

Two "major" agencies are being investigated while amnesty has been offered to those operating without valid certificates, says the Estate Agency Affairs Board.

Estate Agency CEO suspended

2011-02-20 08:04

The CEO of the Estate Agency Affairs Board, Nomonde Mapetla, has been suspended - allegedly because of her "gung-ho approach" to investigating big names in the industry.

Crackdown on estate agents

2011-02-13 09:52

Because of increasing irregularities among estate agents, the Estate Agency Affairs Board will launch an investigation into all estate agents across the country.

Disgraced estate agent in court

2011-01-21 09:17

Arguments between the Estate Agency Affairs Board and Wendy Machanik will be heard in the High Court in Johannesburg.

New hope for besieged estate agents

2011-01-18 06:30

A knight on a white horse in the guise of the Rawson Property Group could soon come to the rescue of the Wendy Machanik Properties (WMP) agents.

Machanik estate agents 'may still work'

2011-01-14 12:21

A lawyer says that estate agents working for Wendy Machanik Properties may continue working if they have their own fidelity fund certificates for 2011.

Machanik ordered not to trade - report

2011-01-14 09:46

Wendy Machanik and her company Wendy Machanik Properties have been provisionally ordered to not trade as estate agents, according to a news report.

Wendy Machanik in trust fund shock

2011-01-09 13:42

According to a forensic report top estate agent Wendy Machanik’s property agency used clients' deposits to keep the business afloat and fund her lifestyle.


Machanik talks nonsense

2012-12-07 10:06

What Wendy Machanik did was break the rules and it is fundamental that entrepreneurs understand why.

DA: White collar crime pays

2012-11-06 16:22

Former estate agent Wendy Machanik's fine of R1.5m, for the theft of R27m, proves white-collar crime pays, says the DA.

Wendy Machanik pleads guilty to theft

2012-10-22 07:57

Former estate agent Wendy Machanik has pleaded guilty to 90 counts of theft, totalling R27m, according to a report.

Machanik’s R2.5m plea flop

2012-02-19 11:30

Disgraced estate agent Wendy Machanik withdrew from a R2.5m plea bargain at the last minute this week – because she’s broke.

Wendy Machanik back in court

2011-10-05 07:17

Former estate agent Wendy Machanik's criminal case is set to continue in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court.

Machanik's house sold in auction

2011-07-15 13:04

The multi-million rand home of disgraced estate agent Wendy Machanik was sold within minutes to a businessman.

Agency board rejects Machanik's claims

2011-05-31 13:18

The Estate Agency Affairs Board says allegations against it by disgraced agent Wendy Machanik are unfounded.

Another estate agent probed

2011-05-20 15:21

The Estate Agency Affairs Board says it has reported Constantia Sectional Title Management to the police on suspicion of criminal wrongdoing.

Machanik may not touch accounts: order

2011-05-05 07:00

Troubled property mogul Wendy Machanik has been prohibited by a court order to operate a string of accounts holding clients' money, according to a media report.

Disorder in the house

2011-05-05 00:00

Who didn’t want to be an estate agent four years ago? After all, the industry was raking in buckets full of money on the back of one of the strongest housing booms South Africa had ever seen. Back then, residential property sales were topping R20bn/month.

'CEO axing not related to Machanik case'

2011-03-11 12:43

Estate Agency Affairs Board chairperson Thami Bolani says the firing of its CEO Nomonde Mapetla was not linked to a probe into estate agent Wendy Machanik.

Motala to be Machanik liquidator

2011-02-15 14:40

Liquidator Enver Motala has been appointed to investigate Wendy Machanik Property Holdings after the estate agency was put into provisional liquidation, says the Business Report.

The mechanics of a deposit

2011-01-27 11:13

It seems lawyers are the only ones to be trusted with deposits after the Wendy Machanik scandal exposed the vulnerability of trust accounts.

Estate agent case postponed

2011-01-18 09:21

A legal battle involving the controversial estate agent Wendy Machanik has been delayed.

Estate agents stunned by scandal

2011-01-16 13:51

Shock and worry have set in among the estate agents who work under the banner of the embattled Wendy Machanik Properties.

Estate agency board confirms WMP order

2011-01-14 11:08

Wendy Machanik Properties has been provisionally ordered to not trade as an estate agent, a lawyer for the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) confirms.

Court bid against Machanik postponed

2011-01-13 06:00

A High Court application to stop estate agent Wendy Machanik Properties from operating has been postponed.

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