Maryna holds the BA, LLB, LLM degrees and is a Director at the Cape Town offices of STBB. She is an admitted Attorney, Notary Public and Conveyancer with many years of experience in the field of property law and conveyancing. She is also the firm's Marketing Director and attends to external publications for the firm as well as conducts ongoing training for estate agent and bankers training and is a regular seminar presenter for attorneys and property practitioners.

Accepting a commitment does not constitute a resolution to contract

Merifon (Pty) Ltd v Greater Letaba Municipality and Another (1112/2019) [2021] ZASCA 50 (22 April 2021)

When spending R52 million or R5 on a property, semantics are important, especially where it relates to spending of public funds. As was illustrated here, the Municipal Finance Management Act has various rules in place to ensure that municipalities only spend that which had been budgeted for whilst upholding rules of transparency and good governance. This is very important for third parties entering into agreements with local authorities to keep in mind.

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