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Sasol Announces Further Hedging In Respect Of Its Exposure To The Oil Price

Release Date: 20/07/2004 16:16:01      Code(s): SOL
Sasol announces further hedging in respect of its exposure to the oil price     
Sasol Limited                                                                   
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration number 1979/003231/06)                                            
ISIN: ZAE000006896                                                              
Share codes:   JSE -  SOL                                                       
NYSE - SSL                                                                      
("Sasol")                                                                       
Sasol announces further hedging in respect of its exposure to the oil price     
On 7 May 2004, Sasol announced that it had executed certain hedging transactions
in respect of its exposure to the oil price in order to improve the stability of
cash flows. In particular, given the opportunity to hedge an element of Sasol   
Synfuels" income at relatively high oil prices, Sasol sold forward an amount of 
30 000 barrels a day (equivalent to approximately 20% of Synfuels" production)  
for financial year 2004/05. Sasol now announces that a further 15 000 barrels a 
day for 2004/05 has been sold forward. The total hedging activity to date       
therefore amounts to 45 000 barrels a day (equivalent to approximately 30% of   
Synfuels" production) for financial year 2004/05 at a weighted average Brent    
crude oil price of US$33,12. Appropriate disclosure of oil hedging will be made 
in our 2004 annual report and Form 20-F. Sasol does not envisage extending its  
oil hedging for the current financial year 2004/05 and will next review its     
position and hedging needs in 2005 ahead of its 2005/06 financial year.         
Johannesburg                                                                    
20 July 2004                                                                    
Sponsor: Deutsche Securities                                                    
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looking statements are discussed more fully in our annual report under the      
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on Form 20-F filed on October 27, 2003 and in   
other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.        
Forward-looking statements apply only as of the date on which they are made, and
we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any of them, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.                          
Date: 20/07/2004 04:16:03 PM Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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