Norval Family in South Africa

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. On this website I would like to share the history of our surname as well as the surnames associated with my family. Furthermore there are pages on my hometown Benoni and Aircraft info and Photos. If you would like to get in touch to share information or just to say Hi, please use the contact form.


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Interesting sites to visit

Shaun Norval’s website about IT and technology – click here
Lovely website containing Ouma’s Recipes – Click here
For Golden Flame Fire Extinguisher Services – Click here
Jumping Castle and Party Hire by Captain Castle – Click here


Benoni Airfield History

Benoni Airfield 1940 on Norval

The suburb “Airfield” is somewhat to the south of where the actual airfield was and was established after the disuse of the Benoni Airfield – reportedly about 1948 – when Jan Smuts airport was being built and Benoni civil flying moved to the present Brakpan-Benoni airfield.


Mirage F1CZ

Mirage F1CZ on Norval

The Mirage F1CZ was delivered to 3 Squadron of the South African Airforce in 1975. A total of 16 F1CZ’s were delivered to Waterkloof. They were in operation until the squadron was disbanded in September 1992. I was fortunate to be a part of the squadron from January 1983 to August 1989.


History on the surname Norval, Botes and more

Archibald Joseph Norval

I have a keen interest in our Family history. For a number of years I been researching the people and surnames that have contributed to me being here. The main surnames are Norval, Botes, De Wit and Maritz. The surname Maritz comes from my wife’s side of the family. I am slowly gathering information on their family history. The documented information on the different surnames is available under the Genealogy section.


Norval Family Featured Photo

Rooivalk Attack Helicopter
Rooivalk Attack Helicopter

ArchiBald Joseph Norval and Manie Maritz R.I.P

In loving memory of my Father Archie Norval and Father In Law Manie Maritz. We will never forget you and you will be in our hearts forever.


Product Reviews

If you own a small business and would like us to do a Product Review on either your service or product please contact me.

My sons own a small business called JNS Technologies where my wife and I help out on a contract type basis. They asked me to do a Product Review on new devices that come out. We find that is works well in promoting these products.

I have been promoting businesses and products for friends over the last few months and placing adverts on this site. This has helped to promote their sites with extra exposure and links. Click here for more information.