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South African law reflects this history of successive colonial governance.The 'common law' of the country (in this context, 'common law' implies law of non-statutory origin) is based on the 'Roman-Dutch' law of the original Dutch settlers.
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.It all took about three hours because it was dark when we saw it slither away and we finally came down from the tree."Snake experts and the police followed the python's trail from the scene to a nearby stream, which the herpetologists said the snake would have used as an easy route to get away to digest its prey.Craig Smith, the owner of a snake park in Durban, is one of those who is attempting to find the python.This is civilian law - Roman law as interpreted by the Dutch writers of the 17 centuries.Thus originally, important primary sources of South African law were the treatises of authors such as Grotius, Johannes Voet, Simon Groenewegen and Johannes van der Linden. When the British took possession of the Cape in 1806 they did not impose their substantive legal system in a formal way.