Commissions of inquiry rarely live up to the expectations of those who have demanded their establishment.
Few foresaw just how comprehensively the Seriti commission's report bleaches out the slightest taint of government wrongdoing.
Richard Young failed to arrive as expected to testify about the allegations of fraud and corruption surrounding the arms deal.
The commission of inquiry into the multibillion-rand arms deal in Pretoria has been postponed once again.
Arms deal activists say the commission must be allowed to complete its mandate as anything less would be a "betrayal of the South African public".
The commission has not declassified all the documents before it, and legal teams are still not given adequate time to prepare for cross-examinations.
The Seriti commission of inquiry has been adjourned until next year, when the next witness from Armscor will be ready to testify.
The Seriti commission of inquiry has announced it will reduce its staff complement as the bulk of the work has been completed.
We speak to Paul Holden, who undertook his own cross examination of key witnesses because he felt the arms deal commission was not getting answers.
The second civilian given permission to cross-examine witnesses before the arms deal commission says testimony risks being "perjury by omission".
Dr Richard Young, a losing bidder to be a supplier in the arms deal, has criticised the commission over its handling of government witnesses.
Arms inquiry employees whose contracts are coming to an end have been informed by letter.
Former President Thabo Mbeki and his former ministers have agreed to being represented by a State attorney at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry.
The Hawks and Gripen aircraft acquired through the arms deal have proven highly deployable and adaptable, the Seriti commission of inquiry has heard.
The navy was so enthused by the frigates and submarines it purchased, some ministers were moved to poetry, the arms procurement commission has heard.
Rear-admiral Alan Green appeared as the first witness at the Seriti commission to explain why new submarines and corvettes were crucial.
A roundup of the whistle-blowers, investigators and politicians who will play a major role in the arms deal inquiry.
Here's a guide for the attention deficient news consumer on which parts of the arms deal commission would be worth following.
Anti-arms deal campaigner Terry Crawford-Browne has written to Judge Willie Seriti to object the closure of the Seriti commission of inquiry.