Progress had been made on the Protection of State Information Bill. Not enough to render it safe for democracy, but progress nonetheless.
Historically, South Africa's airwaves have been under democratic control. Now they are being captured by big business.
Mac Maharaj has raised an important point about the NPA. Certainly, if members are acting outside the law it is hugely worrying.
It should also be noted that Maharaj's apparent concern about confidentiality is highly selective.
Murray Hunter wants us to have the right to know. But how comfortable is he talking about his private life? 200 Young South Africans will be revealed June 22.