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Sasol Limited - Company Press Release

Release Date: 03/05/2005 07:57:47      Code(s): SOL
Sasol Limited - company press release                                           
Sasol Limited                                                                   
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration number 1979/003231/06)                                            
(ISIN: ZAE000006896)                                                            
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JSE - SOL                                                                       
NYSE - SSL                                                                      
("Sasol")                                                                       
Sasol Issues Statement Regarding European Commission Investigation and United   
States subpoena with respect to the paraffin wax industry                       
On 28 April 2005, Sasol Wax International AG (Hamburg) was notified that the    
European Commission has commenced an investigation of alleged anticompetitive   
behavior among industry members in the paraffin wax industry.  In connection    
with this investigation, the European Commission has begun investigating various
industry participants including the operations of Sasol Wax International AG and
businesses controlled by Sasol Wax International AG.  A subsidiary of Sasol Wax 
International AG in the United States of America, Sasol Wax Americas            
Incorporated (Shelton, Connecticut), has received a subpoena for information on 
28 April 2005 from the United States District Court for information regarding   
its wax sales activities. Sasol Wax International AG and its subsidiaries are   
cooperating fully with these investigations.                                    
Sasol Wax International AG became a full subsidiary in the Sasol Group of       
companies in 2002 when Sasol bought the remaining interest in the company from  
its joint venture partner. Sasol became a joint venture party to Sasol Wax      
International AG in 1995.  In Sasol"s 2004 financial year, Sasol Wax had a      
turnover of R3.9 billion and an operating profit of R270 million, representing  
2.9% of Sasol"s operating profit.                                               
Sasol, with a market capitalisation of approximately USD 16 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                                                 
Johannesburg                                                                    
2 May 2005                                                                      
Issued by sponsor: Deutsche Securities (SA) (Proprietary) Limited               
Date: 03/05/2005 07:57:48 AM Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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