Angus Buchan: 200 000 expected at 2009 Mighty Men’s conference

2009-02-06 00:00

Preparations are under way for the 2009 Mighty Men’s Conference (MMC), which is expected to draw 200 000 men to the Shalom Ministries midlands farm near Greytown. The conference takes place on the weekend of April 24 to 26.

“This year a group of industrial engineers are handling … logistics … [to] streamline operations and ultimately minimise traffic congestion. There will be five entrances which will direct the 30 to 50 000 expected vehicles to the selected campsites,” said Bianca Ortmann, spokeswoman for the MMC, which was pioneered by Angus Buchan, local farmer, author and preacher.

“Transport hubs have been arranged in Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Johannesburg and Cape Town to minimise the number of vehicles travelling to the farm.”

She said this year five farmers have opened their farms for camping, 3 500 000 square metres of camp area have been prepared with 1 200 tons of grass cut and baled into 9 000 round bales.

Eight kilometres of water pipeline have been installed, and 330 000 litres of water per hour for showering will be used.

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