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Professor Dee Smythe – Professor of Public Law & Deputy Dean Research Law Faculty:University of Cape Town

This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Dee Smythe, a Professor of Public Law and Deputy Dean for Research in the Law Faculty at the University of Cape Town about her work in the gender space. We speak about findings from her book, titled “Rape Unresolved”, which considers view points of both women activitists and police regarding high attrition of rape cases in South Africa and some of the reasoning for low conviction rates of this crime.  In terms of women in leadership Prof Smythe highlights mentorship as a pivotal mechanism to transfer both tacit and explicit knowledge to aid learning curves, as well as strong networks that simultaneously challenge and provide support. Tune in for more…

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