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Who We Are

President Nelson Mandela of South Africa

President Nelson Mandela of South Africa


In his early days, President Nelson Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa. In 1962 he was arrested, tried, and found guilty on charges including sabotage. As a result of this he spent 27 years in prison. On his release in February 1990, he led his party in talks to secure a multi-racial democracy. He served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.  


He offered to be Patron of eRanger and eRanger SA was launched by him at his house in Qunu, Eastern Cape.  


We at eRanger were deeply saddened by the passing of Madiba in December 2013.  


However, he still remains our Patron in spirit and his support and inspiration has helped us to bring hope and healthcare to many people less fortunate than ourselves.

HRH Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz

HRH Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz


HRH Prince Bandar is the son of the late Crown Prince of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

After schooling  in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1967 he became a student at The RAF College Cranwell, England, before going to The USA for further training. He served in The Royal Saudi Air Force, mainly as a fighter pilot and later as a Squadron Commander.

In his diplomatic career he has been Saudi Ambassador to The USA for 22 years (1983-2005), Head of Saudi Intelligence, Secretary General of The National Security Council, and Special Advisor to His Majesty The King of Saudi Arabia.

HRH Prince Bandar has given unstinting support to eRanger from the outset.

He has now retired from public life.

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Brian Harmse

Managing Director - South Africa

Qualified in Aero-Nautical Industry as an artisan. He went on to study engineering. Became a Senior Design Engineer at Mercedes Benz South Africa. He entered into private business in 2000 when he purchased Fabkomp
Currently a Director in many companies and oversees the management and operations of The Ranger Production Company SA

Brian enjoys surfing with his boys and travelling through Africa


Riaan Swanepoel

Production Manager - South Africa

Completed his Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 2003. Worked a couple of years in the Retail Industry

Joined the team at Ranger in 2008. Manages the factory and daily activities

Robert Deacon Elliott

Robert Deacon Elliott 


After attending school in The USA and England, where he enjoyed playing rugby and squash, Robert served as a pilot and instructor pilot with The Royal Air Force and British Aerospace from 1967 to 1990. During this time, amongst other assignments he completed tours in The Sultanate of Oman and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In all he flew around six thousand missions in a variety of military aircraft types and roles.

In 1992 he gained his Air Transport Pilots Licence and is a Member of The Honourable Company of Air Pilots.

Thereafter, he went into business and has mainly been involved with the construction and operation of VIP aircraft, maritime projects, and the co-founding and development of eRanger.

Now semi-retired, his interests include classic motorcars, travelling in his motor home and watching sport.

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Mike Norman

Managing Director - UK

Founder and designer of the eRanger concept, Mike has over 40 years experience in the motor and motorcycle industry. 

A former motorcycle racer and bike designer, Mike continued his keen passion for motorcycles by developing an appropriate vehicle to help people less fortunate.

Mike's interests include following  Formula 1 and Moto GP, Travel,  meeting interesting people, and riding his motorcycle.

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Ian Avery


Ian worked for IBM (UK) Ltd for over 30 years retiring in 2005.

During his time with IBM Ian held many Managerial positions and latterly undertook Sales Executive roles working with major international financial institutions.


He joined the Ranger team in January 2006 with responsibility for growing the awareness of the eRanger motor cycles and the benefits they bring to Sub Saharan countries and other developing countries worldwide.


Ian's interests include Music, Travel, Sport and supporting Leeds United Footbal Club.

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