This paper will deal very briefly with a few matters which by reason of their practical importance and also because of the very nature of customary union, often come up for judicial consideration in the event of the dissolution of the union. Although the dissolution of the union in South Africa outside Natal can be effected extra-judicially, the question of the restoration or forfeiture of dowry cattle is usually resolved by means of a court action.
The various provincial ordinances contain similar provisions creating the offence of drunken driving. Section 140(1) of the Transvaal Ordinance 21 of 1966 will serve as an example. It reads: ""Any person who on a public road drives a vehicle ... while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a drug having a narcotic effect, shall be guilty of an offence ... ""