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 09 – 2016


The Sheriff of Johannesburg North v Yellow Dot Property Investments (2013/26871)[2016] ZAGPPHC (4 March 2016)

In many jurisdictions it is practice that the Conditions of Sale in an execution sale reflect R nil in respect of the estimate of outstanding municipal rates. Then, once the property has successfully been auctioned, the execution creditor’s conveyancers will obtain the figures and will advise the purchaser thereof. The court here questioned whether, in so doing, the Sheriff falls foul of his/her statutory duties.

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The Judgment
Summary of the Judgment



Deeds Registries Amendment Bill, 2016
(published 10 March 2016)

In order to support government’s land reform programme and otherwise to meet the increased need for electronic service delivery with regards to the deeds registration system, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform published the Deeds Registries Amendment Bill 2016.

The Department seeks input from stakeholders, to be provided before 4 April 2016 at the addresses provided in the attached Memorandum on the objects of the Bill.

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Memorandum on the objects of the Bill

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