Two years after the report by the Panel of Experts on Policing and Crowd Management was completed, it has yet to be released to the public.
There is no clear plan to beef up detective services that were already overburdened before the deployment of the army.
Improved police visibility and a focus on illegal shebeens are some of the impacts that Nyanga CPF says the army has had since deployment in the township nineteen days ago.
Members of the South African National Defence Force were expected to be deployed in gang and crime ridden areas of Cape Town on Friday.
Research and non-governmental organisations that focus on policing have warned that the crime statistics do not reveal the extent of crime in the country but are only about reported crimes. This follows the release of national crime statistics on Tuesday by the Minister of Police.