Marieke, currently a professional assistant at Seymore du Toit & Basson, heads the Correspondent Conveyancing Department. Her work ethic and absolute commitment to clients is evident in everything she does.
Already at university level Marieke stood out from her peers and excelled in her academics. Achieving her LL.B degree summa cum laude and her LL.M degree cum laude, she knew that she was destined to be an excellent attorney, conveyancer and notary public that understands the complexity of the modern business world. Therefore, Marieke approaches each transaction with a problem-solving mentality, ensuring that all angles are scrutinised thoroughly and innovative solutions are identified.
For Marieke, it is not only working closely with her colleagues that matters, but also having an understanding of the real rights afforded by property ownership, which is central to identifying problems and offering solutions to clients, irrespective of the size of the transaction. Marieke is also actively involved in her profession as the secretary of the Mbombela Attorneys Association.
As an active sports enthusiast, she believes the advantage of a healthy body creates a healthy mind and taking the extra step is what makes Marieke excel at her work and improves her ability to progress as a noteworthy attorney.
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa
Notary Public of the High Court of South Africa
High Court Appearance certificate
Member of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces
Member and Secretary of the Mbombela Attorneys Association
During my time at the School for Legal Practice in Bloemfontein (18/01/2010-17/07/2010), I took part in the Pro Bono Contribution Project: Human Trafficking.
Lecturing & speaking engagements:
Lectured at The South Africa School for Paralegal Studies in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.
Honours & awards:
2006: LL.B. First year of study:
1. Faculty of Law: Acknowledgement certificate for an academic achievement for 2006.
2. Faculty of Law: Acknowledgement certificate for an academic achievement for the first semester of 2006.
3. Rossendorf and Reitz Barry prize for the best student in Law of Persons for the year 2006.
2007: LL.B. Second year of study:
1. Faculty of Law: Acknowledgement certificate for an academic achievement for the first semester of 2007.
2. Symington and de Kok prize for the best candidate in Law of Contracts.
3. Best LL.B. student in the second study year.
2008: LL.B. Third year of study:
1. Faculty of Law: Acknowledgment certificate for an academic achievement for the first semester of 2008.
2. Lexis Nexis Butterworths prize for the law student with the best achievement in the Law of Delict.
3. ABSA Bank Floating Trophy for the best achievement in Public Law in the third year.
4. Faculty of Law prize for the best student in Legal Pluralism.
5. Gildenhuys Lessing and Malatji prize for the best student in Commercial Law.
6. Awarded by SRC Academic Affairs for third position as the best undergraduate at the Law Faculty for 2008.
7. Certificate of Recognition for Academic Performance for the second semester of 2008.
2009: LL.B. Fourth year of study (Final year):
1. Awarded the Moritz Bobbert medal for obtaining the degree summa cum laude.
2. Awarded the Phatshoane Henney Group Honour medal for obtaining the degree cum laude.
3. FT Preller-prize awarded to the student with remarkable achievement in the LL.B. The highest average over the four years.
4. Awarded the Law Faculty of Constitutional and Philosophy of law-prize for the best student in Introduction to Philosophy of Law.
5. Awarded a certificate that the Mini-Thesis for the Baccalaureus Legum degree was obtained with distinction.
6. My LL.B. cum laude dissertation was published in the Meditationes Medii, students’ law journal, edition June 2010.
7. Awarded the Dean’s medal which is given to the final year student who achieved the best results in respect of a first Bachelor’s degree in the Faculty during the year.
School for Legal Practice, Bloemfontein (18/01/2010-17/07/2010):
1. Received the Certificate for Outstanding Performance at the School for Legal Practice.
2. Completed the School for Legal Practice with a distinction.
3. Best Candidate in: Commercial Contracts, Magistrate’s Court Practice and Constitutional Practice.
Published as one of the ‘Top students of 2009’ in the Without Prejudice law magazine, April 2010 edition.
Published in the Without Prejudice law magazine under the feature of ‘Top Students 2009 where they now’, June 2015 edition.