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Today, many commentators regard the resulting legal system as a truly hybrid system, a mix of English common law and civilian Roman-Dutch legal principles.While many legal doctrines and the arrangement of the law in general can be traced to a civilian heritage, court procedure owes much to the common law tradition, with adversarial trial, detailed case reports (which include dissenting judgments), and adherence to precedent.
The National Assembly's Parliamentary Portfolio Committees and the National Council of Provinces' Select Committees oversee the work of the executive organs within the sphere of their portfolios and discuss proposed Bills in these areas.
The colonial state retained exclusive jurisdiction over matters such as serious crime.
Matters of customary law were heard by chiefs and headmen, with a right of appeal to the Native Appeal Court, staffed by magistrates.
However, the national legislature retains its legislative power in these areas, and may override provincial legislation in the event of a conflict.
Exclusive provincial legislative competence is reserved for less important matters such as abattoirs and liquor licenses.
In terms of South African law, the 'citizens' of such states lost their South African citizenship.
Residents of the TBVC states, as well as those of other 'ethnic homelands' were not permitted to remain in 'white South Africa' without permission, unless they qualified to do so in terms of Act 67 of 1952 or other statutory exemptions (the 'pass laws').After the South African Anglo-Boer War (1899 -1902), Britain took control of all parts of South Africa, and in 1910, a Union of South Africa was established with four provinces: the Cape, Natal, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal.Following this amalgamation, the legal systems of the four territories were made more consistent, partly through legislative innovation, and partly through the activities of the new Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, the highest court country-wide in terms of the 1909 South Africa Act.The South African legal system is widely known as one that is basically premised on Roman-Dutch law. In the mid-seventeenth century, Dutch settlers began to occupy the part of South Africa now known as the Western Cape.In 1806, English forces defeated the Dutch settlers and took the Cape of Good Hope as a British possession.Today, South Africa retains a plural legal system, with customary law remaining a legal system for those who wish to be subject to it.