Maryna holds the BA, LLB, LLM degrees and is a Director at the Cape Town branch of STBB. She is an admitted Attorney, Notary Public, Conveyancer and Insolvency Practitioner with many years of experience in the fields of property law, conveyancing and the laws relating to corporate compliance (especially in respect of the FICA and POPIA laws). Up until 2018 she was also head of the firm’s national marketing portfolio. She is a seasoned public speaker and presenter, both in person and online. She prepares text for the majority of STBB’s internal and external publications and is editor and co-writer for two pivotal publications in the South African real estate industry – the ABC of Conveyancing (JUTA) and Delport’s South African Property Law and Practice (JUTA).

Property Law Update | Issue 08 – 2018


Wierda Road West Properties (Pty) Ltd v SizweNtsalubaGobodo Inc (1156/2016) [2017] ZASCA 170; 2018 (3) SA 95 (SCA) (1 December 2017)

The Supreme Court of Appeal was asked here to determine whether a tenant can escape its liabilities under a lease agreement by arguing that the lease agreement was invalid or at least unenforceable as there were no approved building plans or an occupancy certificate (as required in terms of the provisions of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act) in respect of the leased premises. Considering the penalties that are provided for in the Act for non-compliance, the Court held that it was not warranted to read into the wording of the Act that the legislature intended a further penalty of invalidity to follow.

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The Judgment
Summary of the Judgment


In this, the fiftieth set of notes for your STSMA Reference Guide, Prescribed Management Rule 29 is discussed.

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Prescribed Management Rule 29
(N.B. Print in landscape)

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