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In December 2003 the government of the Republic of South Africa awarded Bessie Head its highest civilian prize — The Order of Ikhamanga. Her son Howard accepted it on her behalf.
 
The inscription reads: "Order of Ikhamanga In Gold (Posthumous) Awarded to Bessie Head For exceptional contribution to Literature and the struggle for social change, freedom and peace." Signed by the Chancellor of Orders, F. Chikane and by Thabo Mbeki, President of the Republic of South Africa. Dated 2 December 2003.
 
The scroll has been placed in the Khama III Memorial Museum to keep it together with her other papers.

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