Okay…it’s a start. After several years of negotiation and positioning, Phase one of the official Ballito Taxi Rank was officially opened by KwaDukuza Mayor, Ricardo Mthembu recently. While there is still little shelter from the elements for commuters, there are some toilets, and an organised taxi queuing system for taxis to ensure more controlled operations. There is also a taxi wash bay area and secure fencing for effective control of the area.
Dolphin Coast Taxi Association spokesperson, Sunshine Mthiyane seemed happy enough with the development and, for now, it seems as if things are off to a good start. There are plans for a more comprehensive rank to be developed in phase two but as yet there is no funding earmarked and we will keep a watching brief on developments as they unfold.