After a trip through to Pretoria to visit the awe-inspiring window of the Ethiopian Embassy I was told I would need the following:
1. 3 months bank statements
2. Itinerary of trip with dates and places
3. Visa photo
4. Letter of employment
5. A deposit slip with the amount of R210 deposited into the Nedbank Embassy account (no money accepted at the Embassy)
6. Letter from the event organizer
It would appear that Ethiopia is a highly desirable spot for people to settle and that it is very likely that I will not want to return from such a place.