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).

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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