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 2 – 2020


Langebosch (Pty) Ltd v Lubbe and Another (A221/2019) [2019] ZAWCHC 169 (10 December 2019)

By its nature a servitude right of way gives one owner strong rights over the property of another. Our law therefore dictates that the ambit of such rights is to be interpreted narrowly in accordance with the wording of the relevant notarial deed. The Court here was challenged to decide whether there was an infringement on the servitude right when the road was enclosed by fences so that the right holder could not maintain the rocky road as he was obliged to do by the notarial document.

The Judgment can be viewed here:

>The Judgment
Summary of the Judgment


Draft Municipal Fiscal Powers and Functions Amendment Bill

The Municipal Fiscal Powers and Functions Amendment Bill was released on 8 January 2020 for public comment. The suggested amendments will impact on a developer’s financial obligations towards the relevant municipality where a new development is planned as the Bill introduces a standardised system for municipalities that opt to impose development levies as part of the process of approving a developer’s land development application. (These levies generally relate to the costs incurred by the municipality to install new infrastructure or upgrading and existing infrastructure that is required to service the proposed development.)

The Draft Bill can be viewed here:

The Draft Bill
Key amendments to the Bill

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