The event was held in Gaborone on the 13th May 2017, organised by The Culturati, a local culture and tourism magazine under the theme, The Last Kgori Standing, the Kgori Bustard being Botswana national bird. Similar to chess, Mhele is a traditional game played by two players and it is a game of discipline. Mhele was chosen as the game of the day since it was noted that its one of the many traditional games that are dying out. The event was also supported by Botswana National Museum, Botswana Traditional Games Association, Birdlife Botswana and the Director, Dr. Kabelo Senyatso gave a tantalising speech on birds in Botswana and how they have always been related to culture. He emphasised the need to conserve birds, identified few business opportunities from birds such as bird tourism, and shared that we have about 600 species of birds locally, with 30 species threatened, including the Kgori. 32 players that came to play the Mhele game during the day and the winner was named after the theme of the day....The Last Kgori Standing. Other organisations, individual, private and government departments exhibited at the show and people came out in numbers to support the event. CCB hosted an information stall to share conservation news with those that came to our stall and the day was fun filled with engaging and exciting discussions.
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