Norval Family Website

Welcome to Norval.co.za – My name is Hendrik Lourens Norval or more commonly known as Henry Norval. I was born in Benoni in June 1963 and 56 years later still stay in Benoni. Through the years I have seen our town grow into the gem of the East Rand and unfortunately seen it decay over the last few years.


Family Genealogy

I have a keen interest in our families past and have delved into the Norval surname and the Botes surname on my Moms side. The information can be viewed under the menu “Genealogy”. The family tree also contains my wife’s side of the family – Maritz and Smith.


Henry’s Blog

My blog contains a variety of topics on whatever comes to mind or that interests me. Some rantings and ravings as well. There will also be reviews on products, food and restaurants. Lets also not forget my cooking experiments!

Latest Post


ArchiBald Joseph Norval and Manie Maritz R.I.P

In loving memory of my Father Archie Norval and Father In Law Manie Maritz. You are both sorely missed, always in our hearts and will never be forgotten.


History of my Hometown Benoni

An ongoing project to find out or remember the History of Benoni. I have been in this town non stop for 56 years and am trying to document as much as possible. The difficulty comes in trying not to copy the research done by other enthusiasts but trying to find the information myself.


Mirage F1CZ of 3 Squadron South African Airforce

I was fortunate to have spent the years between 1983 and 1989 working on the beautiful thunderous Mirage F1CZ at 3 Squadron Waterkloof. The squadron was disbanded in September 1992. See more …


Current Product Deals

Every so often I will write a review about a product and give a discounted price that will only be available to the readers/followers of my website. The product on special or promotion will be purchased from JNS Technologies who I do contract work for. Every review or new deal will have a discount code. Enter the code when requesting a quote.   Click here for current deal.