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).


If you suffer an injury which was caused by someone not acting in the way that one may reasonably expect of others, then it is likely that our law will allow a claim for damages resulting from the injury because of the other person’s negligence.

Think of it in this way: John’s recent visit to the shopping centre to enjoy the recent Black Friday offerings ended with a visit to the Emergency Room. He tripped and fell on a raised and uneven section of flooring in the shopping mall and broke his wrist. He can claim against the owner of the centre as they were negligent in not ensuring that the floor is safe to walk on, or to warn visitors of the uneven flooring. Claims in respect of personal injuries sustained as a result of a motor vehicle accident, works in the same way. If there was negligence on the side of a driver, then a claim for damages arises for those who suffered damages. In the case of motor vehicle accidents, the claim will not be against the relevant driver, but against the Road Accident Fund.

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