Who are the Friends?

The Friends of Norscot are essentially the proud custodians of Norscot Manor Recreation Centre.

In September 2013, a community meeting was called out of concern for the future of Norscot Manor.  Consequently, the “Friends of Norscot” (FON), a non-profit organisation was borne.

The purpose was to create awareness, help maintain Norscot Manor, secure it's heritage and the integral asset to it serves, as well as bring the community together.  Within their first year, the Friends registered as a non-profit organization, held three Community events at Norscot Manor, and successfully obtained Blue Plaque heritage status for the Recreation Centre.  The next goal is for provincial heritage registration.

Their efforts have been tireless in maintaining Norscot Manor and putting the Recreation Centre on the map of Johannesburg as the invaluable heritage site and recreational facility it provides the Fourways community and it’s surrounds.  The community events are wonderful for the family, the gardens are being manicured and the top section of the Manor has been formally named “Ethel’s Garden”, after Ethel Eriksen who lived there.

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