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 15 – 2017


Daniels v Scribante and Another (CCT50/16) [2017] ZACC 13 (11 May 2017)

Dispossession of land was central to apartheid. To address this injustice partly, section 25(6) of the Constitution provides that a person or community whose tenure of land is legally insecure as a result of past racially discriminatory laws or practices is entitled, to the extent provided by an Act of Parliament, either to tenure which is legally secure or to comparable redress. The Extension of Security of Tenure Act is the law that gives effect to this right and its provisions must be interpreted against this history. As such, although the Act does not provide specifically that an occupier of agricultural land may make renovations to his home to make it habitable – without the land owner’s consent – the law must be interpreted to provide for this, the Constitutional Court found in this landmark judgment.

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The Judgment
Summary of the Judgment


In this, the twenty-third set of notes for your STSMA Reference Guide, Prescribed Management Rules 1 and 2 are discussed.

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Prescribed Management Rules 1 and 2
(N.B. Print in landscape)

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