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Sasol"s chemical businesses

Release Date: 28/10/2003 08:30:00      Code(s): SOL
Sasol"s chemical businesses                                                     
Sasol Limited                                                                   
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration number 1979/003231/06)                                            
(Share codes:  JSE - SOL                                                        
NYSE - SSL)                                                                     
(ISIN: ZAE000006896)                                                            
Sasol"s chemical businesses                                                     
When Sasol  released its financial results for the year ended 30 June 2003,     
reference was made to the possibility of some disposals being considered and to 
various productivity improvement initiatives being accelerated in its chemicals 
Sasol is committed to its core chemical activities that have been acquired or   
expanded in recent years.                                                       
A recent strategy review within Sasol Olefins and Surfactants has, however,     
contributed to Sasol concluding that there is limited market overlap and        
therefore business synergy between its core businesses and the activities of    
Sasol Servo BV in The Netherlands.                                              
A number of speciality chemical companies have already expressed an interest in 
acquiring Sasol"s shareholding in Sasol Servo BV.                               
Sasol has therefore decided to enter first phase discussions with a limited     
number of these interested parties with the intention of disposing of its equity
interest in Sasol Servo BV. Sasol intends to complete this process with as      
little disruption as possible to customers, employees and other stakeholders.   
With the expectation that this first phase will prove to be successful, Sasol   
expects to enter a second and final phase aimed at reaching a negotiated        
agreement for the sale of Sasol Servo BV before the end of its current financial
For more information, please contact:                                           
Johann van Rheede                                                               
Sasol Group Communication: Media Manager                                        
Telephone +27 11 441-3295                                                       
Mobile    082 329 0186                                                          
E-mail    johann.vanrheede@sasol.com                                            
Sasol, with a market capitalization of approximately USD 7 billion, is an       
integrated oil and gas group with substantial chemical interests.  Based in     
South Africa and operating in 15 other countries throughout the world, Sasol is 
the leading provider of liquid fuels in South Africa and a major international  
producer of chemicals, using a world leading technology for the commercial      
production of synthetic fuels and chemicals from low grade coal. In the future  
Sasol expects to apply this technology to convert natural gas to diesel and     
chemicals. Sasol manufactures over 200 fuel and chemical products that are sold 
in more than 90 countries and also operates coal mines to provide feedstock for 
synthetic fuels and chemical plants. The company also manufactures and markets  
synthesis gas and operates the only inland crude oil refinery in South Africa.  
Internet address: www.sasol.com.                                                
Disclaimer - Sasol Ltd                                                          
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update or revise any of them, whether as a result of new information, future    
events or otherwise.                                                            
27 October 2003                                                                 
Issued by sponsor:                                                              
Deutsche Securities (SA) (Proprietary) Limited                                  
Date: 28/10/2003 08:30:03 AM Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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