There are three badges, a three star badge for dojang instructors, a six star badge for academy heads and a nine star badge for federation heads. People are awarded these badges after the successful completion of course work and testing and fulfillment of other criteria, like active involvement in the SA-ITF structures, involvement during tournaments, seminars, and technical camps, and so on.
The SA-ITF Executive President, Mr Dirk Nel, also sent me a personal message to convey to Bsbnim Philip. Part of the message is posted below:
Please convey my appreciation to Bsbn. Phillip de Vos, whom attended National Camp where he was certified a School Instructor. I also noticed him at ATC last weekend but did not have an opportinity to talk to him. My appreciation is for his participation in events.