Johan Ferreira Sr. was born in 1934. After 18 years as a schoolteacher in Namibia, he decided in 1971 to start a passenger bus company with one bus only, and called the business “Central Bus Service”. Over a period of 5 years, the company expanded its business to 5 busses and also changed its name to “Windhoek Bus Service”.
In 1979, Mr Ferreira started a second passenger bus company in Cape Town, South Africa and called it “Intercape”. At first, the company operated a shuttle service between the Cape Town airport and the City Centre only.
In 1986, Intercape applied for and obtained intercity permits for the transport of passengers between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. It was also in this year that Johann Ferreira Jr, joined his father at Intercape.
In 2008, Johann Ferreira Jr bought 100% of the shares of Intercape from the Ferreira family trust and took over the management of the company. Today, Johann, together with a handpicked team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals make it their mission to provide a safe, dependable and affordable road transport service to passengers throughout Southern Africa.
Intercape Time Line
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