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SASCOM featured in Rapport, 'My Tyd' magazine on 2 December 2012, you can read it online:
http://www.rapport.co.za/MyTyd/Nuus/Braaivleis-sonskyn-en-woestyn-20121130

Click here for a pdf version of the article and a longer version of it appears in the blog by Sybrandus Adema:
http://bisarkatar.wordpress.com/.
 
Questions and Answers

Question: What are the rules and law regarding the use of Alcohol since this is a Muslim country?
Answer: You are not allowed to bring alcohol into Qatar at all. Any item like this in your luggage or container will be confiscated. Alcohol use is restricted to bars and restaurants in hotels. No other restaurants are licensed to sell alcohol.
There is one distributor of alcohol - Qatar Distribution Company, QDC (located near by the Industrial Area, a few hundred meters from the Al Jazeera Academy) and an expatriate must have a permit to be able to purchase liquor. The permit costs QR 1000, which is a refundable deposit. You can only apply for the permit once your RP (Residence Permit) is confirmed. Your employer has to provide a "Letter of no objection" to state that they have no problem with you obtaining this permit. Your permit then has a limited quota for the month and is renewable on an annual basis. Your liquor permit will be issued at QDC in a matter of minutes. The permit only allows the transportation of the liquor between the QDC shop and the permit holder's place of residence. Transport of liquor at any other time is at the permit holder's own risk.
Qatar has a zero tolerance for drinking and driving, it is highly recommended (and responsible) to make use of a lift or taxi when you go out and have a drink.

Click here for more answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
  Upcoming Events
  April 2014
Sundowner
Sundowner Social at Level 23 Bar, Ritz-Carlton
Wednesday, 30 April 2014

30 April 2014 is voting day from 07h00 until 21h00 at the South African Embassy in West Bay.

About 600 of our local SA community are due to vote. Please remember to take your ID book, your passport as well as your reference email of registration when you go and vote.

After you have drawn your little cross, please join us all on the 23rd Floor at the Ritz Carlton, Doha from 17h30 onwards - all drinks will be at happy hour prices i.e. 2 for 1 deal.

There will also be a lucky draw prize which is a free night's stay at the Ritz Carlton, Doha.

Ritz Carlton
* No entrance fee
* Live Music
* Cash bar and snacks on offer
* Bar menu available
* Remember to bring your ID

We look forward to see you there!
SASCOM Qatar

  April 2014
Sundowner BRAAI ON THE BEACH
Beach Front, InterContinental Hotel Doha
Thursday, 24 April 2014

On Thursday 24th April we move down to the beachfront to celebrate South African Freedom Day!!

Buffet featuring a range of South African foods - biltong, boerewors, potjie, melktart, koeksisters and much much more alongside a selection of fine South African wines!!

2 bars on the beach open from 7pm!

TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE FOR DINNER CALL US ON 4484 4919!!

Early evening live music from our resident South African band, Connection . . .

Followed by one of South Africa's hottest DJ acts, Pascal and Pearce, supported by local favourite Carl Roberts!!
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Read more about PASCAL AND PEARCE on the Facbook page for the event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/566537940111259/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

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Ticket Prices:
Dinner (including entrance): QR250
Entrance (men): QR120
Entrance (ladies): QR 60

TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE FOR DINNER CALL US ON 4484 4919 ANYTIME!!

21+ Only, ID Required
  Past Events
  September 2013
SundownerSundowner Social at Admirals, Ritz-Carlton
Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Join fellow South Africans and friends on 3 September 2013 at 6 pm at Admirals Club (on the upper floor), Ritz-Carlton, near The Pearl.

No entrance fee, win a weekend at the Ritz and more. Cash bar and food on offer. Meet at 6 pm. There is a Happy Hour downstairs from 5 pm - all welcome. Minors are also welcome upstairs since it is a 'private event'.

See you there!
SASCOM Qatar
  June 2013
Sundowner Social at Admirals, Ritz-Carlton Sundowner
Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Join fellow South Africans and friends on 25th June 2013 at 6 pm at Admirals Club (on the upper floor), Ritz-Carlton, near The Pearl.

No entrance fee, win a weekend at the Ritz. Cash bar and food on offer. Meet at 6 pm. There is a Happy Hour downstairs from 5 pm - all welcome. Minors are also welcome upstairs since it is a 'private event'.

See you there!
SASCOM Qatar
  April 2013
Freedom Day Braai on the Beach featuring Goldfish!Goldfish
Thursday, 25 April 2013

Intercon Beach: On Thursday 25 April from 7pm, we move down to the beachfront to celebrate South African Freedom Day!!

Ticket Prices (available directly from the Intercon):
- Dinner (including entrance): QR220
- Entrance (men): QR150
- Entrance (ladies): QR75

21+ Only event, ID Required

Read more here: http://www.facebook.com/events/141556436023506/
  April 2013
JOHNNY CLEGG at KATARA Amphitheater
Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Check it out!!
JOHNNY CLEGG performing at the Katara Amphitheater, Doha-Qatar - Wednesday, 10 April 2013 - 8:30pm until 11pm (part of the week long African festival from 7 to 13 April 2013)
Johnny Clegg
  April 2013
Ritz Carlton
SASCOM - April Social at the Ritz-Carlton
Tuesday, 2 April 2013

6pm until 9pm
at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, Admiral’s Club (upper floor) on Tuesday, 2 April 2013
(Happy Hour downstairs from 5-7pm - all welcome)
* Minors are also welcome (upper floor only), it is a 'private event'
* Lucky Draw Prizes, including a night for two at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Doha (see the Fourie's experience further down this page).
* Find out about Johnny Clegg's concerts here in Doha later in April. Learn more of Embassy support.
* Free Entrance with Cash Bar and Pub Menu - please remember to bring your Qatar ID (or passport)
  February 2013
Inland Sea
Day Trip to Inland Sea from Sealine Beach Resort
Date: Friday, 22 February 2013

All are welcome. Special welcome to those who have been hesitant to make this outing in their own car before.

When? Meeting at Sealine Beach resort car park around 9:00am with pick nick for day outing, including swim in the sea.

What if? A very strong northerly wind is the only likely reason to reschedule.

Who knows the way ? Garmin does. My son and I will stay in contact with all cars. We are both very familiar with the route options and conditions. We can split if the group is more than 8 vehicles.

Click here for the full details.

See you there!
Stephen Floyd for SASCOM Qatar
  November 2012
DhowDhow Trip and BBQ Lunch
Date: Friday, 23 November 2012 from noon to 5pm

Meet new people and enjoy an afternoon on the water. Depending on the response we may even book a second dhow for that day. Cost is QR190 per person (we are negotiating a better deal for kids, will keep you posted). This includes a working lifejacket and a BBQ lunch plus soft drinks and water. (No Celine Dion music will be played while out on the water).

The dhow will anchor close to Sofiah Island and if you feel like it you are more than welcome to go for a swim while we play the JAWS soundtrack in the background :-)

Children are welcome so please indicate how many adults and kids will be coming when you confirm with an e-mail to sascomqatar@gmail.com.

Click here for photos of the event.

  November 2012
MerwebSouth African Business Forum
Date:
Wednesday, 7 November 2012 at 6pm for 6:30 start
Venue: M-Lounge, Merwebhotel Central, Doha

You are invited to participate in a South African Business Forum meeting (the first of many, we hope), scheduled for Wednesday, 7th November 2012 (the Wednesday after the Eid week off for some of us) at the M-Lounge, Merwebhotel Central, Doha.

The Forum is designed for business networking and some guest speakers on relevant topics. The local SA community in Qatar is now over 3000 and there is hardly a project in town where professional South Africans are not involved. Many of us have been to British, American, Australian & German Business Forums and the forum format can work well. They can effectively also link to visiting investment delegations from home.

Best regards,
Event organizer Eng Stephen Floyd, of WOQOD Oil
supported by the SASCOM Workgroup - Liezel Traut, Wessel Truter & Shelley Shipp Entalek Voucher Winners

Congratulations to Peter and David, the lucky winners of the SASCOM Business Forum draw. Thank you to Entalek for sponsoring the mangrove canoe trips.

You can read more about the Entalek Eco Adventures here:
http://www.facebook.com/Entalek .
Merweb

  October 2012
HalloweenHALLOWEEN Party
Thursday, 25 October 2012

Have a Freaky Halloween!

Werewolves, Ghouls or Vampire Bite.
What scares you more on this Halloween night?
Witches, Goblins, Zombies and more.
One thing we’ll promise, it won’t be a bore.
Halloween

You are invited to a SPOOK-TACULAR feast,
Come as you are or as Creature or Beast!

Thursday, 25th October 2012, Theba Gardens Clubhouse.
The Bewitching starts at 7pm.

Bring your own Witches’ Brew,
Food will be provided.

ADULTS: QAR80
CHILDREN: QAR20

Prizes for the Best Dressed

Details on the 'South Africans in Qatar' Facebook Forum:
www.facebook.com/events/433639990005774/


Click here for photos of the event.

  October 2012
Ritz Carlton SASCOM - the way forward and launch of NEW updated website
Monday, 1 October 2012

6pm for 6:30pm start until 9pm
at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, Admiral’s Club (upper floor) on Monday, 1 October 2012
* Music Bar will start after 9pm and over 21’s are welcome to stay
* Lucky Draw Prizes, including a night for two at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Doha
* Free Entrance with Cash Bar and Pub Menu.

The Lucky winners of a night for two at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Doha was Koos en Susan Fourie - Congrats!!
Koos en Susan
Here is a special note from the lucky draw winners:

Manangement of SASCOM,

We won a voucher for a weekend away at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha on the first sosial get together of SASCOM at the Admirals Club on the 1st of October 2012. Our 39th wedding anniversary was just around the corner and we booked a room for the 13th of October 2012.

On our arrival we watched the currie cup semi finals in our room with some South African Cooooldrinks. The rooms were 5 star quality with white bathrobes and all the trimmings. Afterwards we went for a walk to explore the hotel and surroundings. The pool area remind me a lot of Sun City. Very beautiful. We had supper at the Italian Restaurant the Porcini and it was superb. The presentation and quality of the food as well as the wine (KWV) was outstanding, and the restaurant baked us a cake for desert. Ritz Carlton

Sunday morning we round it up with a early breakfast at The Lagoon restaurant and then it was back to work again.

Thanks to SASCOM Qatar and the Ritz Carlton for making our anniversary a very special and unforgettable occasion.

Koos en Susan Fourie

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