Mail & Guardian recognises Glenville Fransman's service

Issued by North West University
Johannesburg, Feb 16, 2021

Glenville Fransman, a senior administrative assistant at North-West University’s (NWU's) Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, was recently announced as one of the winners of the Mail & Guardian’s top 40 list of “Why We Serve”.

He was nominated for his excellent service to the community, especially his involvement in youth development programmes.

Fransman is passionate about young people, and these empowerment programmes enable him to share his life experiences with the youth of Potchefstroom, Promosa and Ikageng, warning them about the dangers of substance abuse and gangsterism.

He says his love for community and youth service stems from the mistakes he made while still a young boy.

“I used to live an irresponsible life – a life of gangs and drugs.”

Fransman says he is humbled by the Mail & Guardian’s acknowledgement.

“I wish to thank them for this recognition. This would not have been possible without the guidance of the Almighty God, leadership by family elders, teachers of Promosa and the community of Ikageng. It’s through this support that I can now assist those less fortunate and in need,” he adds.

According to Fransman, community service is more than just Batho Pele principles.

“Community and customer service should always be about helping others as much as possible, and if need be, going the extra mile.

“As public servants, we need to reach out and provide service beyond our towns, provinces or even beyond our country.”

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