Norma Kitson (nee Cranko) was born to Jewish parents in 1933 in Berea, Durban. She was one of four children, and had an elder sister Joan and brother Ronnie and a younger brother, Mark. Her father was a chemist by training and was the president of the Point Yacht Club, as Jews were banned from the Royal Natal Yacht club. Her mother, Millie, came from a wealthy Polish family.


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