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Sasol Limited - Reviewed Interim Financial Results For The Six Months Ended 31 December 2013

Release Date: 10/03/2014 07:05:00      Code(s): SOLBE1 SOL     

Sasol Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1979/003231/06)
Sasol Ordinary Share codes:    JSE : SOL      NYSE : SSL
Sasol Ordinary ISIN codes:     ZAE000006896   US8038663006
Sasol BEE Ordinary Share code:      JSE : SOLBE1
Sasol BEE Ordinary ISIN code:       ZAE000151817
("Sasol" or "the Company")


Reviewed interim financial results
for the six months ended 31 December 2013


HIGHLIGHTS

Committed to excellence in all we do, Sasol is an international integrated energy and chemical company that leverages the talent and expertise of our more than 
34 000 people working in 37 countries. We develop and commercialise technologies, and build and operate world-scale facilities to produce a range of high-value product
streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity.

-   Strong group operational performance
-   R723 million spent on socio-economic and skills development in South Africa
-   Sasol Synfuels' normalised production volumes up by 3%
-   Normalised cash fixed costs below SA PPI of 6,4%
-   Operating profit up 33%, excluding once-off items
-   Headline earnings per share up by 26% to R30,19 off a record base
-   Cash generated from operations up 50%
-   Record interim dividend of R8,00 per share, up by 40%


Segment report for the period ended

                                                                                        Operating profit/(loss) after
                Turnover                                                                    remeasurement items
               R million                                                                         R million
   full year   half year  half year                                                  half year   half year    full year
   30 Jun 13   31 Dec 12  31 Dec 13   Business unit analysis                         31 Dec 13   31 Dec 12    30 Jun 13


     145 954      70 574     82 926   South African energy cluster                      21 189      16 536       36 616
      12 324       6 180      6 978   Mining                                             1 351       1 302        2 214
       8 081       3 998      4 784   Gas                                                2 626       1 967        3 919
      58 275      27 959     31 800   Synfuels                                          16 223      12 458       28 624
      67 274      32 437     39 364   Oil                                                  989         809        1 859
           -           -          -   Other                                                  -           -            -
       4 515       2 238      2 766   International energy cluster                      (6 572)     (1 159)      (2 877)
         881         429        358   Synfuels International                              (435)       (452)        (991)
       3 634       1 809      2 408   Petroleum International                           (6 137)       (707)      (1 886)
      98 943      45 740     57 778   Chemical cluster                                   3 644       1 823        3 022
      17 759       8 339     10 362   Polymers                                            (351)     (1 124)      (1 506)
      20 728       9 601      8 850   Solvents                                             358          29          825
      41 278      18 417     26 401   Olefins & Surfactants                              2 749       1 568        3 580
      19 178       9 383     12 165   Other chemical businesses                            888       1 350          123
         368          62        610   Other businesses                                   1 120       1 080        2 018
     249 780     118 614    144 080                                                     19 381      18 280       38 779
     (79 889)    (38 764)   (45 812)  Intersegmental turnover
     169 891      79 850     98 268

OVERVIEW

Full steam ahead

"Looking at the first half of the 2014 financial year, safe, reliable and efficient operations remain at the core of everything we do at Sasol. Coupled with ongoing
operations improvements, advancements on our capital projects, and an enhanced group-wide safety focus, we continue to deliver sustainable value for all of our
stakeholders.

With July the 1st fast-approaching, we are moving full steam ahead to go live with our new operating model, which will drive streamlined management structures,
cost-effective processes and meaningful savings."

David E Constable, Chief Executive Officer


Interim results overview

Earnings attributable to shareholders for the six months ended 31 December 2013 increased by 5% to R12,7 billion from R12,2 billion in the prior year*. Headline
earnings per share increased by 26% to R30,19, and over the same period, earnings per share increased by 4% to R20,88. Excluding the impact of net once-off
remeasurement items, amounting to R5,7 billion, earnings attributable to shareholders increased by 25% compared with the prior year on a similar basis.

Sasol recorded an operating profit, after remeasurement items, of R19,4 billion for the period, excluding our share of profits of equity accounted joint ventures and
associates of R2,2 billion, which includes our ORYX GTL plant. This achievement was on the back of a strong operational performance from our global businesses,
coupled with a 19% weaker average rand/US dollar exchange rate (R10,08/US$ for the six months ended 31 December 2013 compared with R8,48/US$ for the six
months ended 31 December 2012), as well as a relatively flat average Brent crude oil price (average dated Brent was US$109,83/barrel at 31 December 2013
compared with US$109,81/barrel at 31 December 2012) and improved chemical prices.

Earnings attributable to shareholders in the current period were negatively impacted by net once-off charges totalling R5,7 billion (31 December 2012 - R3,6 billion).
These items relate primarily to the R5,3 billion (CAD540 million) impairment of our Canadian shale gas assets, the final loss of R198 million on the disposal of our Arya
Sasol Polymer Company (ASPC) investment, the impairment of the Sasol Solvents Germany disposal group held for sale of R466 million and the fair value gain of
R110 million related to the acquisition of the remaining 60% shareholding in Wesco China. These once-off items also include a gain of R453 million relating to the profit
on disposal of our 49% share in Spring Lights Gas.

* All comparisons refer to the prior year comparative period, as restated for the adoption of the new consolidation suite of accounting standards unless otherwise
stated (refer to the basis of preparation and accounting policies section of this announcement for details thereon).

"Across our global operations, we are maintaining our strong cash flow generation ability. We continue to deliver value to our shareholders through the strong
performance of our businesses, the advancement of our growth projects and the execution of our progressive dividend policy. Our balance sheet remains resilient and
provides a sufficient buffer for volatility."

Paul Victor, Acting Chief Financial Officer


First half 2014 highlights

Sasol Synfuels delivered better than expected production volumes for the period of 3,7 million tons (mt) (31 December 2012 - 3,7 mt), despite the east factory total and
phase shutdown, which took place in September 2013. This was the largest ever shutdown at Sasol Synfuels, consisting of 155 822 activities undertaken with an
additional 36 000 people on site. Normalised Sasol Synfuels volumes increased by 3% on a comparable basis.

Production performance at our ORYX gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, which achieved a year-to-date average utilisation rate of 94%, exceeded our expectations.

In our European chemical businesses, we continue to optimise our production volumes and margins, in light of the slower than expected tenuous recovery of the
European market. However, our Sasol Olefins and Surfactants business has delivered improved business margins, specifically in the US, while our Sasol Polymers
business has performed better than expected.

Cash fixed costs, excluding the impact of a weaker exchange rate and once-off and growth costs, decreased marginally by 0,2% in real terms, despite a challenging
South African cost environment, driven by high labour, maintenance and electricity costs. Notwithstanding, our current cost inflation is in line with the South African
producers' price index inflation trends of 6,4% for the first half of the 2014 financial year. The total costs for the first half of the 2014 financial year increased by 20%
compared to the prior year. Normalised for exchange rate movements of 12%, higher costs associated with increased volumes of 3% and a 3% increase in
depreciation, our total costs increased by 2% related to inflation. To ensure that we sustainably reduce our cost base, we have taken important strides in our
management-led business performance enhancement project.

Cash flow generated from operations increased by 50% to R28,1 billion compared with R18,7 billion in the prior year. However, this was offset by increased working
capital, both as a result of price and volume effects. Capital investments for the period amounted to R20,0 billion, in line with our expectations.

Taking into account the ongoing strength of our financial position, current capital investment plans, as well as our progressive dividend policy, the Sasol board of
directors has declared an interim dividend of R8,00 per share, which is an increase of 40%, compared with the prior year. This approach supports our commitment to
consistently return value to our shareholders.


Driving business effectiveness

Since launching our business performance enhancement programme in 2013, we have finalised the design of our new group-wide operating model including its related
top management structures, which will become effective on 1 July 2014.

Our new group executive committee structure is aligned with our future value chain-based operating model, comprising four distinct groupings:

-   Operating Business Units, which comprise our mining and upstream oil and gas activities;
-   Regional Operating Hubs, which include our operations in Southern Africa, North America and Eurasia;
-   Strategic Business Units, which focus on our commercial and enhanced customer interfaces within the energy and chemicals arenas; and
-   Group Functions, which will deliver fit-for-purpose business support services and solutions.

By the end of the 2014 financial year, we expect to have reorganised most of our senior management structures and refined our financial reporting processes, in line
with the new operating model. Focus on safety, operational stability and compliance will remain key during this period.

Together with the implementation of our new management structures and related corporate governance framework, we are introducing key systems and process
changes, to ensure a simplified, cost-effective, efficient, competitive organisation.

At our 2013 year-end results announcement we confirmed that through this programme, we expect to generate sustainable annual savings of more than R3 billion.
Based on our current analyses, we are confident that we will exceed this savings target, 30% to 40% of the savings expected to be realised by the end of the 2015
financial year. The full benefit of our management interventions will be evident from the 2016 financial year. Cash fixed cost trends are expected to follow inflation.

The majority of the savings identified related to optimising external spend, improving operational productivity and restructuring the organisation. The new operating
model will also result in simplified and fit-for-purpose functional support. Our 2014 financial year savings is trending to be more than R200 million.

The cost of implementation approximates R1,2 billion for the 2014 financial year, which includes project costs, costs associated with the reconfiguration of our
enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and restructuring expenses. The costs associated with this programme are expected to be incurred over the next three
years, with the majority being incurred in the 2014 and 2015 financial years.


Delivering on growth projects and driving operations excellence

We are encouraged with the headway we are making in delivering on our project pipeline:

- Looking at our growth projects:

- We continue to progress with the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase of our US growth programme, which includes an integrated, world-scale ethane
  cracker and downstream derivatives complex and a GTL facility in Westlake, Louisiana. It is anticipated that we will reach the final investment decision (FID) for the
  ethane cracker and downstream derivatives project during the 2014 calendar year, with the FID for the GTL facility to follow 18 to 24 months thereafter.

- With our joint venture partner, Ineos, we are advancing with the FEED phase on a high density polyethylene plant in the US. We also expect to reach an FID on this
  project during the 2014 calendar year.

- We are in an extended FEED phase on our Uzbekistan GTL project. The majority of the technical FEED activities have been completed. FID for this project is,
  amongst others, dependent on securing appropriate project funding, as well as confirming a suitable partner to take up 19% of our current stake in the venture. We
  anticipate that we will reach financial close during the second half of the 2014 calendar year.

- In Nigeria, the Escravos GTL project is progressing steadily with commissioning and start-up activities. Beneficial operation in respect of the first train is expected to
  be achieved during the first half of the 2014 calendar year.

- Focusing on our foundation businesses:

- We have successfully commissioned the ethylene purification unit (EPU5) in Sasolburg. The project was completed on time and within its approved budget. The EPU5
  project increases ethylene volumes for our polyethylene plants by approximately 47 kilotons annually. Furthermore, the construction of the R1,3 billion C3 stabilisation
  project in Secunda remains on track and is expected to be in operation in the middle of the 2014 calendar year.

- In February 2014, we successfully completed commissioning of the tetramerisation project in Lake Charles, Louisiana. This first-of-a-kind technology to selectively
  convert ethylene to higher value co-monomers, 1-octene and 1-hexene, is currently in start-up and first product was successfully produced. We expect that the plant
  will be fully operational by the middle of the 2014 calendar year.

- The Sasol Synfuels growth programme remains on track and is nearing completion. Beneficial operation of the entire programme is still expected to be reached at the
  end of the 2014 calendar year. The complex brownfields volatile organic compound (VOC) abatement project, along with the replacement of tar tanks and separators
  and the coal tar filtration (CTF) east project are experiencing schedule and cost pressures. The capital cost and schedule of these projects have been reassessed. The
  VOC abatement and CTF projects' beneficial operation dates have been extended to the middle of the 2016 calendar year and the first half of the 2017 calendar year,
  respectively. The total approved cost of these three projects is estimated at R7,5 billion.

- Sasol Mining's R14,0 billion mine replacement programme continues to progress steadily. It is anticipated that the Impumelelo and Shondoni collieries will reach
  beneficial operation during the first half and second half of the 2015 calendar year, respectively. The slight delay in reaching beneficial operation is as a result of shaft
  sinking constraints experienced at Impumelelo and water challenges experienced at Shondoni, which have now been resolved. Both projects are still anticipated to be
  completed within budget, without any impact on the supply of coal to the Sasol Synfuels business.

- Construction on the FT wax expansion in Sasolburg continues. The commissioning of phase 1 is now expected to take place during the fourth quarter of the 2014
  calendar year, seven months later than previously communicated. The delay in phase 1 is mainly due to the underperformance of key contractors. Commissioning of
  phase 2 of the project remains on track. The revised total project cost for both phases is estimated at R13,6 billion. No further impairment of this project is currently
  considered necessary.

- Construction of the R1,98 billion loop line from Mozambique to Secunda, which will enable additional gas monetisation in Mozambique, is progressing well. Beneficial
  operation is expected during the second half of the 2014 calendar year and the project is expected to be completed within budget.

- We continued to advance the development of the US$246 million 140 megawatts gas-fired power plant at Ressano Garcia, Mozambique, in partnership with the
  country's state-owned power utility Electricidade de Mozambique. Beneficial operation remains on track for the middle of the 2014 calendar year and will be within
  budget.

- Turning to our upstream activities:

- The Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) development project in Mozambique advanced from pre-feasibility to feasibility. The full field development plan for the PSA
  is on track to be submitted to the Mozambican authorities by the 25 February 2015 deadline.

- Offshore Gabon, we are maturing and developing additional proven oil reserves to maintain and potentially boost production in the non-operated Etame Marin Permit
  (EMP) for an amount of US$168,2 million. Progress on the development of the Etame expansion project and the South East Etame and North Tchibala projects are on
  track for beneficial operation in the 2015 calendar year.


Operational performance

South African energy cluster

Sasol Mining - increased mining costs

Operating profit of R1 351 million was 4% higher than the prior year. Operating profit was negatively impacted by increased mining costs, coupled with flat production
volumes, as well as additional external coal purchases to sustain demand. Lower sales volumes to Sasol Synfuels and the export market further contributed negatively.
However, in contrast, Sasol Mining benefited from higher sales prices to Sasol Synfuels, as well as the weaker rand/US dollar exchange rate.


Sasol Gas - higher sales prices and volumes

Operating profit, excluding remeasurement items, increased by 11% to R2 173 million compared to the prior year. This was mainly as a result of higher sales prices and
a 4 million gigajoules (or 5%) increase in sales volumes. Operating profit includes a gain of R453 million recognised on the disposal of our investment in Spring Lights
Gas.


Sasol Synfuels - higher prices, stable volumes due to planned shutdown

Sasol Synfuels' operating profit increased by 30% to R16 223 million compared to the prior year, primarily due to a weaker average rand/US dollar exchange rate
resulting in favourable product prices and improved margins. Production volumes of 3,7 million tons were stable compared to the prior year, despite the east factory
total and phase shutdown, which took place in September 2013, compared to only a phase shutdown in the prior period. Normalised Sasol Synfuels volumes increased
by 3% on a comparable basis. Cash unit costs increased by 6,9% compared to the prior year, which is now in line with the South African producers' price index. This is
as a result of production stability and ongoing management efforts to contain costs.


Sasol Oil - higher margins coupled with higher volumes

Operating profit increased by 22% to R989 million compared to the prior year primarily due to improved crude refining and higher sales and marketing margins.
However, foreign exchange losses on commodity derivatives, due to the weaker rand/US dollar exchange rate, impacted negatively on operating profit. Cash fixed cost
increases were contained to below inflation. Our Natref refinery's operating profit is included in Sasol Oil's results on a line-by-line consolidation basis, due to the
adoption of the new accounting standards, as referred to in the basis of preparation and accounting policies section of this announcement. Prior to the adoption of the
new accounting standards, Natref was consolidated as a subsidiary. Prior year comparative amounts have been restated accordingly. Production volumes increased by
12% compared to the prior year, due to higher volumes at Natref, primarily as a result of postponing the facility's planned shutdown to the second half of the 2014
financial year.


International energy cluster

Sasol Synfuels International (SSI) - higher ORYX GTL volumes

SSI's operating loss of R435 million decreased by 4% compared to the prior year. This was mainly due to lower US GTL study costs, as this project has moved to the
FEED phase.

As a result of the adoption of new accounting standards, as discussed in the basis of preparation and accounting policies section of this announcement, ORYX GTL
has been accounted for as an equity accounted joint venture and is no longer proportionately consolidated. Income from equity accounted joint ventures, including
ORYX GTL, increased by 13% to R1 898 million from R1 679 million in the prior year. The increase is mainly due to the contribution of higher volumes at the ORYX
GTL plant in Qatar, supported by the weaker rand/US dollar exchange rate. The ORYX GTL facility, which has maintained a zero recordable case rate (RCR), achieved
a year-to-date average utilisation rate of 94% of nameplate capacity.


Sasol Petroleum International (SPI) - Mozambique volume growth, however, low North American gas prices impact Canadian asset performance

SPI recorded an operating loss of R6 137 million compared to an operating loss of R707 million in the prior year. SPI's African volume-producing businesses reflected
an operating profit of R1 187 million, on the back of improved production from our Mozambique and Gabon assets. Total gas sales from Mozambique increased by 12%
compared to the prior year. The Pande and Temane gas fields in Mozambique performed well and, in addition, we are planning for significant growth in the Production
Sharing Agreement (PSA) area in Mozambique. Although Gabon's oil production is slowly declining, we are maturing additional volumes to sustain the life of the asset.

Our Canadian shale gas asset in Montney generated an operating loss of R6,5 billion, including an impairment of R5,3 billion (CAD540 million) and depreciation of
R1,3 billion (CAD131 million) for the period. Our Montney investments remain under pressure due to low North American gas market prices and high depreciation, both
of which contributed to the operating loss for the period. In conjunction with our future joint venture partner, Progress Energy, we currently have two drilling rigs in
operation. Cash flow from our upstream Canadian operating activities remains positive.


Chemical cluster

Sasol Polymers - improved margins and volumes in South African business

Sasol Polymers recorded an operating loss of R351 million compared to an operating loss of R1 124 million in the prior year. The South African polymers business
recorded an operating loss of R363 million (2012 - R1 187 million). Sales and production volumes were 1% and 7%, respectively, higher than the prior year mainly due
to improved plant efficiencies as well as plant stability benefits being achieved through the commissioning of EPU5 in October 2013. Margins have also improved on
the back of increased US dollar-based prices and a weaker rand/US dollar exchange rate. Our international operations contributed an operating profit of R194 million,
excluding income from associates and equity accounted joint ventures of R164 million and the loss of R198 million realised on the disposal of our investment in ASPC.
This final disposal loss related mainly to the recycling of the foreign currency translation reserve in the income statement. As a result of the adoption of new accounting
standards, as discussed in the basis of preparation and accounting policies section of this announcement, ASPC's comparative results have been accounted for as an
equity accounted joint venture and is no longer proportionately consolidated.


Sasol Solvents - higher sales volumes coupled with improved margins

Operating profit increased from R29 million to R358 million compared to the prior year. This is mainly due to higher product prices, improved solvent sales volumes and
a weaker rand/US dollar exchange rate, partly negated by an impairment of R466 million related to our German operations, which have been classified as a disposal
group held for sale at 31 December 2013. The co-monomers product portfolio has been transferred into Sasol Olefins & Surfactants from Sasol Solvents, effective 
1 July 2013, and their results are excluded in the operating profit from this effective date. Our operations in Germany remain under pressure as a result of higher
feedstock costs without a commensurate increase in sales prices.


Sasol Olefins & Surfactants (Sasol O&S) - improved volumes and margins in the US compensate for weaker margins in Europe

Operating profit increased by 75% to R2 749 million compared to the prior year, largely underpinned by higher production and sales volumes in the US and the weaker
rand/euro exchange rate. While our US operations continued to benefit from improved margins due to low US ethane prices, some of our European-based businesses
remain under pressure as a result of lower volumes and pressure on margins, due to continued high petrochemical feedstock prices.


Other chemical businesses - improved hard wax volumes, challenging market conditions for Sasol Nitro

Our other chemical businesses' operating profit of R888 million decreased by 34% compared to the prior year. The operating profit of our Sasol Wax business
increased by 24% compared to the prior year, on the back of a 14% increase in sales volumes in South Africa as well as weaker rand/US dollar and rand/euro
exchange rates. Despite the slower global economic conditions, particularly in Europe, sales volumes for the global wax business have improved over the last 18
months.

Sasol Infrachem's operating profit of R640 million was negatively affected by softer global ammonia prices, coupled with lower production volumes. The Sasol Nitro
business incurred an operating loss of R57 million for the period. While sales volumes increased slightly, this was offset by lower selling prices and contracting margins,
due to the low ammonia/urea price differential.


Doing business responsibly

We continued to deliver on our broader sustainability and community contributions during the period:

- Our safety incident recordable case rate (RCR) for employees and service providers, including injuries and illnesses, of 0,34 at 31 December 2013 has improved
  compared with the RCR rate of 0,36 at 30 June 2013. Our RCR for employees and service providers, excluding illnesses, is 0,30 at 31 December 2013 (30 June 2013 - 0,31). 
  This performance was overshadowed by three fatalities during the period. Given an enhanced process safety focus, we have seen a reduction in process-
  related safety incidents.

- In February 2014, Sasol Mining's Secunda mining rights were extended to 2040 by the Department of Mineral Resources. This extension further consolidates eight
  mining rights and two prospecting rights acquired or applied for previously. These rights provide a basis for the achievement of our South African 2050 strategy.

- Our Ikusasa programme is progressing well. Four areas are focussed on, namely education, health and wellbeing, infrastructure, and safety and security in the
  Secunda and Sasolburg regions. As part of our R200 million commitment for 2014 to the communities in which we operate, we invested R23 million and R46 million in
  Secunda and Sasolburg, respectively, during the period.

- At Sasol, we believe that education is the foundation of a prosperous future. Providing quality education and well-equipped schools in rural South Africa is vital to
  improve job creation opportunities and socio-economic development. In light of these objectives, Sasol Nitro, in Rustenburg, will be providing three schools with four
  classrooms each to alleviate the overcrowding.

- In partnership with South Africa's Department of Energy, Sasol launched an Integrated Energy Centre (IeC) at Makwana Village, in the Free State Province in January
  2014. To date, Sasol has contributed to the establishment of seven such centres in government-identified poverty nodes. The main objective of these centres is to bring
  affordable and sustainable energy services closer to poorer rural communities, by delivering energy essentials such as petrol, diesel, lubricants and liquefied petroleum
  gas. These centres serve as an economic hub for new employment opportunities and serves as an important platform to drive small business development.

- In October 2013, Sasol, together with the South African Department of Trade and Industry (dti), inaugurated the ChemCity Business Incubator (CBI) in Sasolburg. The
  CBI will support and promote the development of small, medium and micro-sized enterprises. The R60 million facility forms part of the dti's national campaign to roll out
  200 businesses. Sasol, by contributing R41 million, will develop and manage the facilities as part of its contribution to promote socio-economic development.

- Sasol and General Electric's Power and Water division have, together, developed new water technology that will clean waste water, while also providing biogas as a
  by-product for power generation. Sasol will use this new technology, known as Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor Technology to further enhance our GTL value
  proposition.

- In November 2013, Sasol launched its Sasol turbodiesel TM ULS 10ppm to the South African market. This is the lowest sulphur content diesel offering available on
  the African continent. This development is a step forward in moving South Africa closer to cleaner fuel specifications in line with international standards. Sasol
  turbodiesel TM ULS 10ppm already complies with international sulphur and cetane requirements.

- We contributed towards the completion of the South African Department of Environmental Affairs' study on the greenhouse gas mitigation potential for South Africa.
  This study forms the basis for the determination of sector-specific emission budgets towards the end of the 2014 calendar year. We further provided detailed inputs to
  the South African National Treasury's proposals on carbon tax design options and considerations.

- Our efforts in the water stewardship arena received two awards. The South African Department of Water Affairs presented Sasol with the water conservation and
  water demand management award in October 2013, for our Emfuleni Municipality project. In addition, Sasol Water Sense won the Mail and Guardian's "Greening the
  Future" award in the water management category.


Competition law compliance

We continue to evaluate and enhance our compliance programmes and controls in general, and our competition law compliance programme and controls, in particular.
As a consequence of these programmes and controls, including monitoring and review activities, we have also adopted appropriate remedial and/or mitigating steps,
and made disclosures on material findings, as and when appropriate.

The South African Competition Commission (the Commission) is conducting investigations into several industries in which Sasol operates, including the piped gas,
petroleum, fertilisers and polymer industries. We continue to cooperate with the Commission in these investigations. To the extent appropriate, further announcements
will be made in future.


Cash generation supports strong balance sheet

The deleveraged balance sheet reflected an ungeared position of 0,8% at 31 December 2013 compared to the ungeared position of 1,1% at 30 June 2013. The low
gearing is supported by continued healthy cash flow generation from across the group. This low level of gearing is expected to be maintained in the short term, but is
likely to return to our targeted range of 20% to 40% in the medium term, taking into account our growth programme as well as our progressive dividend policy.

Profit outlook(+) - strong management focus on improved operational performance and cost reduction

Macro-economic conditions remain volatile. In the near term, we anticipate stable crude oil prices, slightly improved natural gas prices, slow recovery of chemical
product prices and softer refining margins. The rand/US dollar exchange rate remains one of the biggest external factors impacting our profitability and we expect a
slight strengthening from its current levels. In addition to driving safety performance, compliance and operational stability, we continue to focus on factors within our
control: volume growth, margin improvement and cost reduction. The current volatility and uncertainty of global markets and geopolitical activities constrains us from
being more precise in this outlook statement.

We expect an overall solid production performance for the 2014 financial year with our production guidance as follows:

- Sasol Synfuels' volumes are expected to be between 7,3 and 7,5 million tons;

- The average utilisation rate at ORYX GTL in Qatar is expected to remain above 90% of nameplate capacity; and

- Our shale gas venture in Canada will show marginally decreased production compared to the prior year, due to reduced drilling activities and less new wells coming
  on stream. Any significant ramp-up will be triggered by natural gas price increases, which have shown some recovery in the short term, but remain low. Nonetheless,
  we are confident of the long-term opportunities created by these investments, as they continue to form an integral part of our North America strategy and provide a
  natural hedge for our downstream plans in the US.

We remain on track to maintain our improved operational performance. As costs are incurred to ensure plant stability and the weaker rand continues to exert pressure
on our South African businesses, we expect that our normalised cash fixed costs will increase slightly above the South African PPI inflation. Cost reduction is a specific
target within our short-term incentive scheme and, accordingly, the management team continues to focus on controllable cost elements. We anticipate that the
implementation costs associated with our business performance enhancement programme, will be approximately R1,2 billion for the 2014 financial year. The majority of
this programme's costs will be spent in the 2014 and 2015 financial years.

(+) The financial information contained in this profit outlook is the responsibility of the directors and in accordance with standard practice, it is noted that this information
has not been reviewed and reported on by the company's auditors.


Acquisitions and disposals of businesses

On 2 July 2013, Sasol Gas disposed of its 49% share in Spring Lights Gas for a purchase consideration of R474 million, realising a profit on disposal of R453 million.

On 16 August 2013, we disposed of our 50% interest in ASPC for a purchase consideration of R3 606 million (US$365 million). A final loss of R198 million was
recognised on the disposal of the investment. All outstanding amounts in respect of the purchase consideration have been received in full. As a result of the transaction,
Sasol has no ongoing investments in Iran.

In September 2013, Sasol acquired the remaining 60% shareholding in Wesco China, for a purchase consideration of R519 million (US$52 million), resulting in a fair
value gain of R110 million on the acquisition.

In December 2013, Sasol signed an agreement to dispose of most of its Sasol Solvents Germany GmbH assets. The conclusion of the sale is dependent on certain
conditions being met, including approval by the European anti-trust authorities. It is expected that, once final transaction approval has been obtained, a loss on the
disposal will be recognised during the second half of the 2014 financial year. As at 31 December 2013, the affected assets and liabilities of Sasol Solvents Germany
were classified as a disposal group held for sale.


Change in directors

Mrs TH Nyasulu retired as chairman and non-executive director of Sasol with effect from 22 November 2013. On 22 November 2013, Dr MSV Gantsho was appointed
as the independent chairman of Sasol. Mr B Nqwababa was appointed as an independent non-executive director of Sasol and a member of the audit committee with
effect from 5 December 2013.


Declaration of cash dividend number 69

An interim gross cash dividend of South African 800,00 cents per ordinary share (31 December 2012 - 570,00 cents per ordinary share) has been declared for the six
months ended 31 December 2013. The interim cash dividend is payable on the ordinary shares and the Sasol BEE ordinary shares. The dividend has been declared
out of retained earnings (income reserves). The South African dividend withholding tax rate is 15% and no credits in terms of secondary tax on companies have been
utilised. At the declaration date, there were 649 886 916 ordinary shares (including 8 809 886 treasury shares), 25 547 081 preferred ordinary shares and 2 838 565
Sasol BEE ordinary shares in issue. The net dividend amount payable to shareholders, who are not exempt from the dividend withholding tax, is 680,00 cents per
share, while the dividend amount payable to shareholders who are exempt from dividend withholding tax is 800,00 cents per share.

The salient dates for holders of ordinary shares and BEE ordinary shares are:
Declaration date                                                                                     Monday, 10 March 2014
Last day for trading to qualify for and participate in the interim dividend (cum dividend)            Friday, 4 April 2014
Trading ex dividend commences                                                                         Monday, 7 April 2014
Record date                                                                                          Friday, 11 April 2014
Dividend payment date                                                                                Monday, 14 April 2014

The salient dates for holders of our American Depository Receipts are(1):
Ex dividend on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)                                                      Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Record date                                                                                          Friday, 11 April 2014
Approximate date of currency conversion                                                             Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Approximate dividend payment date                                                                  Thursday, 24 April 2014


1 All dates are approximate as the NYSE sets the record date after receipt of the dividend declaration.

On Monday, 14 April 2014, dividends due to certificated shareholders on the South African registry will either be electronically transferred to shareholders' bank
accounts or, in the absence of suitable mandates, dividend cheques will be posted to such shareholders. Shareholders who hold dematerialised shares will have their
accounts held by their Central Securities Depository Participant (CSDP) or broker credited on Monday, 14 April 2014.

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or re-materialised between Monday, 7 April 2014 and Friday, 11 April 2014, both days inclusive.


On behalf of the board

Mandla SV Gantsho                                         David E Constable                                          Paul Victor
Chairman                                                  Chief Executive Officer                                    Acting Chief Financial Officer
Sasol Limited

10 March 2014


The interim financial statements are presented on a condensed consolidated basis

Statement of financial position
at
                                                                                                 half year       half year(1)   full year(1)
                                                                                                 31 Dec 13       31 Dec 12      30 Jun 13
                                                                                                        Rm              Rm             Rm
ASSETS
Property, plant and equipment                                                                      104 324          90 512        100 989
Assets under construction                                                                           46 737          37 691         39 865
Goodwill                                                                                               631             591            574
Other intangible assets                                                                              1 551           1 198          1 418
Investments in equity accounted joint ventures                                                       8 804           8 502          8 636
Investments in associates                                                                            2 093           2 501          2 688
Post-retirement benefit assets                                                                         452             383            407
Deferred tax assets                                                                                  2 435           1 377          2 318
Other long-term assets                                                                               3 407           2 487          3 208
Non-current assets                                                                                 170 434         145 242        160 103
Assets in disposal groups held for sale                                                              1 463             268          2 274
Inventories                                                                                         26 241          22 353         22 619
Trade and other receivables                                                                         27 352          25 210         28 340
Short-term financial assets                                                                          1 789             627          1 526
Cash restricted for use                                                                              3 718           3 385          6 056
Cash                                                                                                25 886          22 524         25 247
Current assets                                                                                      86 449          74 367         86 062
Total assets                                                                                       256 883         219 609        246 165
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
Shareholders' equity                                                                               158 212         132 390        149 583
Non-controlling interests                                                                            3 512           2 956          3 310
Total equity                                                                                       161 724         135 346        152 893
Long-term debt                                                                                      21 893          19 776         21 340
Long-term financial liabilities                                                                         19              70             20
Long-term provisions                                                                                12 614          10 756         12 228
Post-retirement benefit obligations                                                                  8 783           7 761          8 813
Long-term deferred income                                                                              302             279            305
Deferred tax liabilities                                                                            17 895          14 331         15 572
Non-current liabilities                                                                             61 506          52 973         58 278
Short-term debt                                                                                      1 922           7 785          1 565
Short-term financial liabilities                                                                        80             115            189
Other current liabilities                                                                           29 419          22 538         32 492
Bank overdraft                                                                                         737             835            748
Liabilities in disposal groups held for sale                                                         1 495              17              -
Current liabilities                                                                                 33 653          31 290         34 994
Total equity and liabilities                                                                       256 883         219 609        246 165

1 Restated to reflect the adoption of the consolidation suite of accounting standards. Refer to the basis of preparation for additional information.


Income statement
for the period ended
                                                                                                 half year       half year(1)   full year(1)
                                                                                                 31 Dec 13       31 Dec 12      30 Jun 13
                                                                                                        Rm              Rm             Rm


Turnover                                                                                            98 268          79 850        169 891
Materials, energy and consumables used                                                             (44 100)        (36 533)       (76 617)
Selling and distribution costs                                                                      (2 758)         (2 348)        (5 102)
Maintenance expenditure                                                                             (4 048)         (3 698)        (7 243)
Employee related expenditure                                                                       (11 602)         (9 412)       (22 477)
Exploration expenditure and feasibility costs                                                         (300)           (781)        (1 369)
Depreciation and amortisation                                                                       (6 683)         (5 014)       (11 121)
Other expenses, net                                                                                 (3 666)         (3 126)        (4 234)
 Translation gains                                                                                   1 055             683          2 892
 Other operating expenses                                                                           (5 244)         (4 279)        (8 889)
 Other operating income                                                                                523             470          1 763


Operating profit before remeasurement items                                                         25 111          18 938         41 728
Remeasurement items                                                                                 (5 730)           (658)        (2 949)
Operating profit after remeasurement items                                                          19 381          18 280         38 779
Share of profits of equity accounted joint ventures, net of tax                                      1 997             592          1 562
Share of profits of associates, net of tax                                                             156             204            504
Profit from operations, joint ventures and associates                                               21 534          19 076         40 845
Net finance costs                                                                                     (449)           (561)        (1 139)
 Finance income                                                                                        512             312            669
 Finance costs                                                                                        (961)           (873)        (1 808)


Profit before tax                                                                                   21 085          18 515         39 706
Taxation                                                                                            (7 900)         (5 939)       (12 595)
Profit for period                                                                                   13 185          12 576         27 111
Attributable to
Owners of Sasol Limited                                                                             12 710          12 157         26 274
Non-controlling interests in subsidiaries                                                              475             419            837
                                                                                                    13 185          12 576         27 111



Earnings per share                                                                                    Rand            Rand           Rand
Basic earnings per share                                                                             20,88           20,10          43,38
Diluted earnings per share                                                                           20,85           20,02          43,30

1 Restated to reflect the adoption of the consolidation suite of accounting standards. Refer to the basis of preparation for additional information.


Statement of comprehensive income
for the period ended
                                                                                                 half year       half year(1)    full year(1)
                                                                                                 31 Dec 13       31 Dec 12       30 Jun 13
                                                                                                        Rm              Rm              Rm
Profit for period                                                                                   13 185          12 576          27 111
Other comprehensive income, net of tax
Items that can be subsequently reclassified to the income statement                                  3 572           2 127           8 160
 Effect of translation of foreign operations                                                         3 574           2 111           8 121
 Effect of cash flow hedges                                                                            (16)             17              78
 Investments available-for-sale                                                                         13               5             (17)
 Tax on items that can be subsequently reclassified to the income statement                              1              (6)            (22)


Items that cannot be subsequently reclassified to the income statement                                 157            (225)           (338)
 Remeasurements on post-retirement benefit obligations                                                 224            (324)           (497)
 Tax on items that cannot be subsequently reclassified to the income statement                         (67)             99             159


Total comprehensive income for the period                                                           16 914          14 478          34 933
Attributable to
Owners of Sasol Limited                                                                             16 431          14 059          34 079
Non-controlling interests in subsidiaries                                                              483             419             854
                                                                                                    16 914          14 478          34 933

1 Restated to reflect the adoption of the consolidation suite of accounting standards. Refer to the basis of preparation for additional information.


Statement of changes in equity
for the period ended
                                                                                                 half year       half year(1)    full year(1)
                                                                                                 31 Dec 13       31 Dec 12       30 Jun 13
                                                                                                        Rm              Rm              Rm
Opening balance                                                                                    152 893         127 942         127 942
Shares issued during period                                                                            220             227             727
Share-based payment expense                                                                            136             193             374
Disposal of business                                                                                   291               -               7
Acquisition of business                                                                                (93)            (20)            (14)
Transactions with non-controlling shareholders in subsidiaries                                         (14)             13               8
Total comprehensive income for the period                                                           16 914          14 478          34 933
Dividends paid to shareholders                                                                      (8 357)         (7 267)        (10 787)
Dividends paid to non-controlling shareholders in subsidiaries                                        (266)           (220)           (297)
Closing balance                                                                                    161 724         135 346         152 893
Comprising
Share capital                                                                                       28 931          28 211          28 711
Share repurchase programme                                                                          (2 641)         (2 641)         (2 641)
Sasol Inzalo share transaction                                                                     (22 054)        (22 054)        (22 054)
Retained earnings                                                                                  132 349         117 399         127 996
Share-based payment reserve                                                                          9 020           8 702           8 883
Foreign currency translation reserve                                                                14 001           4 232          10 235
Remeasurements on post-retirement benefit obligations                                               (1 431)         (1 479)         (1 585)
Investment fair value reserve                                                                            9              19              (3)
Cash flow hedge accounting reserve                                                                      28               1              41
Shareholders' equity                                                                               158 212         132 390         149 583
Non-controlling interests in subsidiaries                                                            3 512           2 956           3 310
Total equity                                                                                       161 724         135 346         152 893

1 Restated to reflect the adoption of the consolidation suite of accounting standards. Refer to the basis of preparation for additional information.


Statement of cash flows
for the period ended
                                                                                                 half year          half year(1)
                                                                                                 31 Dec 13          31 Dec 12
                                                                                                        Rm                 Rm
Cash receipts from customers                                                                        99 409             80 960
Cash paid to suppliers and employees                                                               (71 301)           (62 241)
Cash generated from operations                                                                      28 108             18 719
 Cash flow from operations                                                                          33 235             24 385
 Increase in working capital                                                                        (5 127)            (5 666)
Finance income received                                                                              3 043              2 328
Finance costs paid                                                                                    (255)              (264)
Tax paid                                                                                            (6 604)            (4 705)
Dividends paid to shareholders                                                                      (8 357)            (7 267)
Cash generated by operating activities                                                              15 935              8 811
Additions to non-current assets                                                                    (19 896)           (13 817)
Acquisition of interests in joint ventures                                                               -               (721)
Disposal of businesses                                                                               2 319                  -
Additional investment in equity accounted joint ventures                                               (55)              (361)
Acquisition of interests in associates                                                                (519)              (199)
Repayment of capital from associate                                                                    274                399
Other net cash flows from investing activities                                                         390                464
Cash used in investing activities                                                                  (17 487)           (14 235)
Share capital issued                                                                                   220                227
Contributions from non-controlling shareholders                                                          -                 27
Dividends paid to non-controlling shareholders                                                        (266)              (220)
Proceeds from long-term debt                                                                           239              8 567
Repayments of long-term debt                                                                          (962)              (776)
Proceeds from short-term debt                                                                          993              7 100
Repayments of short-term debt                                                                         (763)              (587)
Cash (used in)/ generated by financing activities                                                     (539)            14 338
Translation effects on cash and cash equivalents of foreign operations                                 454                192
(Decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents                                                    (1 637)             9 106
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period                                                    30 555             15 997
Net reclassification to held for sale                                                                  (51)               (29)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period                                                          28 867             25 074

1 Restated to reflect the adoption of the consolidation suite of accounting standards. Refer to the basis of preparation for additional information.


Salient features
for the period ended
                                                                                                               half year       half year(1)     full year(1)
                                                                                                               31 Dec 13       31 Dec 12        30 Jun 13
Selected ratios
Return on equity                                                                                    %               17,5*           19,2*            19,1
Return on total assets                                                                              %               18,5*           18,9*            18,7
Operating profit margin                                                                             %               19,7            22,9             22,8
Finance costs cover                                                                             times               86,5            73,4             79,5
Dividend cover                                                                                  times                2,6             3,5              2,3
*Annualised


Share statistics
Total shares in issue                                                                         million              678,2           674,6            677,2
Sasol ordinary shares in issue                                                                million              649,9           646,2            648,8
Treasury shares (share repurchase programme)                                                  million                8,8             8,8              8,8
Weighted average number of shares                                                             million              608,7           604,9            605,7
Diluted weighted average number of shares                                                     million              609,5           607,1            606,8
Share price (closing)                                                                            Rand             514,50          362,80           431,54
Market capitalisation - Sasol ordinary shares                                                      Rm            334 374         234 441          279 983
Market capitalisation - Sasol BEE ordinary shares                                                  Rm              1 064             809              871
Net asset value per share                                                                        Rand             260,95          219,66           247,12
Dividend per share                                                                               Rand               8,00            5,70            19,00
 - interim                                                                                       Rand               8,00            5,70             5,70
 - final                                                                                         Rand                  -               -            13,30


Other financial information
Total debt (including bank overdraft)                                                              Rm             24 552          28 396           23 653
 - interest bearing                                                                                Rm             23 991          27 894           23 111
 - non-interest bearing                                                                            Rm                561             502              542
Finance expense capitalised                                                                        Rm                250             146              300
Capital commitments - Property, plant and equipment (subsidiaries and joint operations)            Rm             59 797          62 707           66 061
 - authorised and contracted                                                                       Rm             70 747          56 454           62 330
 - authorised, not yet contracted                                                                  Rm             38 886          42 850           44 244
 - less expenditure to date                                                                        Rm            (49 836)        (36 597)         (40 513)
Capital commitments - Property, plant and equipment (equity accounted joint ventures and
associates)                                                                                        Rm                953             983              617
 - authorised and contracted                                                                       Rm              1 221           1 178              880
 - authorised, not yet contracted                                                                  Rm                400             402              438
 - less expenditure to date                                                                        Rm               (668)           (597)            (701)
Guarantees and contingent liabilities
- total amount                                                                                     Rm             43 356          39 398           42 701
- liability included in the statement of financial position                                        Rm             21 995          19 816           21 271
Significant items in operating profit
- restructuring costs                                                                              Rm                190                -              98
- share-based payment expenses                                                                     Rm              1 210             439            2 038
  Sasol share incentive schemes                                                                    Rm              1 074             248            1 666
  Sasol Inzalo share transaction                                                                   Rm                136             191              372


1 Restated to reflect the adoption of the consolidation suite of accounting standards. Refer to the basis of preparation for additional information.
Effective tax rate                                                                                  %               37,5            32,1             31,7
Number of employees (excluding equity accounted joint ventures and associates)                 number             34 188          33 562           34 044
Average crude oil price - dated Brent                                                      US$/barrel             109,83          109,81           108,66
Average rand/US$ exchange rate                                                            1US$ = Rand              10,08            8,48             8,85
Closing rand/US$ exchange rate                                                            1US$ = Rand              10,50            8,46             9,88


Reconciliation of headline earnings                                                                                  Rm               Rm               Rm
Earnings attributable to owners of Sasol Limited                                                                 12 710           12 157           26 274
 Effect of remeasurement items for subsidiaries and joint operations                                              5 730              658            2 949


  Impairment of property, plant and equipment(2)                                                                  3 265              148              206
  Impairment of assets under construction(2)                                                                      2 625               61            2 096
  Impairment of other intangible assets                                                                              81               78              131
  Other impairments                                                                                                  21               46               58
  Reversal of impairment                                                                                            (10)               -              (33)
  (Profit)/loss on disposal of non-current assets                                                                   (10)               7                1
  Net profit on disposal of investment in businesses                                                               (255)               -                -
  Fair value gain on acquisition of businesses                                                                     (110)            (245)            (318)
  Scrapping of non-current assets                                                                                    74              135              339
  Write off of unsuccessful exploration wells                                                                        49              428              469
 Tax effects and non-controlling interests                                                                          (77)            (117)            (752)


 Effect of remeasurement items for equity accounted joint ventures and associates
  Gross remeasurement items                                                                                          12            1 963            3 538
  Tax effects                                                                                                         -             (139)            (140)
Headline earnings                                                                                                18 375           14 522           31 869
2 The impairment relates mainly to the write-down of our shale gas assets in Canada of R5,3 billion
due to the decline in gas prices in North America and the valuation of recent market transactions for
similar assets in the Montney region.
Remeasurement items per above
Mining                                                                                                               (5)               2                7
Gas                                                                                                                (453)               -                -
Synfuels                                                                                                             22               43               77
Oil                                                                                                                  12               60               78
Synfuels International                                                                                               12               (7)              (7)
Petroleum International                                                                                           5 478              449              428
Polymers                                                                                                            109            1 988            3 572
Solvents                                                                                                            486              243              341
Olefins & Surfactants                                                                                                 2               28               64
Other chemical businesses                                                                                            72                2            1 815
Other businesses                                                                                                      7             (187)             112
Remeasurement items                                                                                               5 742            2 621            6 487
Headline earnings per share                                                                       Rand            30,19            24,01            52,62
Diluted headline earnings per share                                                               Rand            30,04            23,89            52,53
1 Restated to reflect the adoption of the consolidation suite of accounting standards. Refer to the basis of preparation for additional information.
The reader is referred to the definitions contained in the 2013 Sasol Limited annual financial statements.


BASIS OF PREPARATION

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the six months ended 31 December 2013 have been prepared in accordance with International Financial
Reporting Standard, IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting, the SAICA Financial Reporting Guides as issued by the Accounting Practices Committee and Financial
Pronouncements as issued by the Financial Reporting Standards Council, as well as the requirements of the South African Companies Act, 2008, as amended.

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements do not include all the disclosure required for complete annual financial statements prepared in accordance
with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.

These condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the historic cost convention except that certain items, including
derivative instruments, liabilities for cash-settled share-based payment schemes, financial assets at fair value through profit or loss and available-for-sale financial
assets, are stated at fair value.

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements are presented in South African rand, which is Sasol Limited's functional and presentation currency.

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements appearing in this announcement are the responsibility of the directors. The directors take full responsibility for
the preparation of the condensed consolidated interim financial statements. Paul Victor CA(SA), Acting Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for this set of condensed
consolidated interim financial statements and has supervised the preparation thereof in conjunction with the Acting Executive: Group Finance, Nina Stofberg CA(SA).


ACCOUNTING POLICIES

The accounting policies applied in the preparation of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements are in terms of IFRS and are consistent with those
applied in the consolidated annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2013, except as follows:

The consolidation suite of standards, namely IFRS 10, Consolidated Financial Statements (IFRS 10), IFRS 11, Joint Arrangements (IFRS 11) and IFRS 12, Disclosure
of Interests in Other Entities (IFRS 12) became effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2013. Accordingly, Sasol adopted these new accounting
standards on 1 July 2013 which resulted in a restatement of the group's previously reported results for the years ended 30 June 2013 and the six months ended 31
December 2012.


IFRS 10, Consolidated Financial Statements

IFRS 10 replaces IAS 27, Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements, that addresses the accounting for consolidated financial statements and SIC-12,
Consolidation - Special Purpose Entities. IFRS 10 provides a single basis for consolidation with new criteria to determine whether entities, in which the group has an
interest, should be consolidated. The adoption of IFRS 10 has resulted in an existing subsidiary, National Petroleum Refiners of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (Natref), in which
the group has a 64% interest, being accounted for as a joint operation using the line-by-line consolidation method. The change from full consolidation to reflecting
Sasol's 64% interest is not considered material. No other material subsidiaries within the group were affected. The group has applied IFRS 10 retrospectively in
accordance with the transition provisions and the results for the years ended 30 June 2013 and the six months ended 31 December 2012 have been restated
accordingly.


IFRS 11, Joint Arrangements

IFRS 11 replaces IAS 31, Interests in Joint Ventures, and SIC-13, Jointly-controlled Entities - Non-monetary Contributions by Venturers and changes the classification
for joint arrangements.

Under IFRS 11, a joint arrangement is classified as either a joint operation or a joint venture based on the rights and obligations of the parties to the arrangement, the
legal form of the joint arrangement and when relevant, other facts and circumstances. IFRS 11 removes the option to proportionately consolidate joint ventures and
instead, all interests in joint arrangements that meet the definition of a joint venture under IFRS 11 must be accounted for using the equity method.

The adoption of IFRS 11 has resulted in the following changes:

                                                Sasol's interest (%)            Previous classification                         Revised classification
ORYX GTL                                        49                              Proportionately consolidated                    Equity accounted
Sasol-Huntsman GmbH & co KG                     50                              Proportionately consolidated                    Equity accounted
Petlin (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd                      40                              Proportionately consolidated                    Equity accounted
Uzbekistan GTL LLC                              44,5                            Proportionately consolidated                    Equity accounted
Arya Sasol Polymer Company(1)                   50                              Proportionately consolidated                    Equity accounted
Merisol LP(2)                                   50                              Proportionately consolidated                    Equity accounted

1 The group disposed of its investment in Arya Sasol Polymer Company in August 2013. The comparative periods for the years ended 30 June 2013 and the six
  months ended 31 December 2012 have been restated in accordance with IFRS 11 to include this investment as an equity accounted joint venture.
2 In December 2012, Sasol acquired the remaining 50% shareholding in Merisol. Accordingly, this investment was accounted for as a 100% subsidiary from 31
  December 2012.

All other joint arrangements (including Sasol Canada and Natref) will continue to be accounted for using the line-by-line consolidation method.


IFRS 12, Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities

IFRS 12 sets out the requirements for disclosures relating to an entity's interest in subsidiaries, joint arrangements, associates and structured entities. None of these
disclosures are applicable for the condensed consolidated interim financial statements, unless required as a result of significant events and transactions in the period.
Accordingly these disclosures will be provided in the group's annual financial statements for the year ending 30 June 2014.


Impact of accounting policy changes on the group's results

As discussed above, the group has restated the financial performance and position for the six months ended 31 December 2012 and for the year ended 30 June 2013
to reflect the adoption of IFRS 10 and IFRS 11. The quantitative impact of adopting these standards on the prior year condensed consolidated financial statements is
set out in the tables below.


Adjustments to the consolidated statements of financial position

Condensed consolidated statement of financial position

at 31 December 2012

                                                                                                                    Effect
                                                                                                        As     of adopting
                                                                                                previously     IFRS 10 and
                                                                                                  reported         IFRS 11        Restated
                                                                                                        Rm              Rm              Rm
ASSETS
Property, plant and equipment                                                                       99 149          (8 637)         90 512
Assets under construction                                                                           38 452            (761)         37 691
Investments in equity accounted joint ventures                                                           -           8 502           8 502
Investments in associates                                                                            2 487              14           2 501
Other non-current assets(1)                                                                          6 306            (270)          6 036
Non-current assets                                                                                 146 394          (1 152)        145 242
Inventories                                                                                         24 069          (1 716)         22 353
Trade and other receivables                                                                         26 128            (918)         25 210
Cash                                                                                                28 147          (2 238)         25 909
Other current assets(2)                                                                                864              31             895
Current assets                                                                                      79 208          (4 841)         74 367
Total assets                                                                                       225 602          (5 993)        219 609
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
Shareholders' equity                                                                               132 428             (38)        132 390
Non-controlling interests                                                                            3 294            (338)          2 956
Total equity                                                                                       135 722            (376)        135 346
Long-term debt                                                                                      21 402          (1 626)         19 776
Long-term provisions                                                                                10 991            (235)         10 756
Other non-current liabilities(3)                                                                    23 135            (694)         22 441
Non-current liabilities                                                                             55 528          (2 555)         52 973
Trade payables and accrued expenses                                                                 24 245          (1 707)         22 538
Other current liabilities                                                                           10 107          (1 355)          8 752
Current liabilities                                                                                 34 352          (3 062)         31 290
Total equity and liabilities                                                                       225 602          (5 993)        219 609
1 Other non-current assets comprises of goodwill, other intangible assets, investment in securities, post- retirement benefit assets, long-term receivables and prepaid
  expenses, long-term financial assets and deferred tax. The adoption of IFRS 10 and IFRS 11 did not have a material impact on these items.
2 Other current assets comprises of assets in a disposal group held for sale, tax receivable, prepaid expenses and short-term financial assets. The adoption of IFRS
  10 and IFRS 11 did not have a material impact on these items.
3 Other non-current liabilities comprises of long-term financial liabilities, post-retirement benefit obligations, long-term deferred income and deferred tax liabilities. The
  adoption of IFRS 10 and IFRS 11 did not have a material impact on these items.


Condensed consolidated statement of financial position
at 30 June 2013
                                                                                                                 Effect of
                                                                                                        As        adopting
                                                                                                previously     IFRS 10 and
                                                                                                  reported         IFRS 11        Restated
                                                                                                        Rm              Rm              Rm
ASSETS
Property, plant and equipment                                                                      108 070          (7 081)        100 989
Assets under construction                                                                           41 244          (1 379)         39 865
Investments in equity accounted joint ventures                                                           -           8 636           8 636
Investments in associates                                                                            2 676              12           2 688
Other non-current assets(1)                                                                          7 903              22           7 925
Non-current assets                                                                                 159 893             210         160 103
Inventories                                                                                         24 056          (1 437)         22 619
Trade and other receivables                                                                         29 003            (663)         28 340
Cash                                                                                                32 713          (1 410)         31 303
Other current assets(2)                                                                              3 830             (30)          3 800
Current assets                                                                                      89 602          (3 540)         86 062
Total assets                                                                                       249 495          (3 330)        246 165
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
Shareholders' equity                                                                               149 625             (42)        149 583
Non-controlling interests                                                                            3 650            (340)          3 310
Total equity                                                                                       153 275            (382)        152 893
Long-term debt                                                                                      22 357          (1 017)         21 340
Long-term provisions                                                                                12 397            (169)         12 228
Other non-current liabilities(3)                                                                    25 341            (631)         24 710
Non-current liabilities                                                                             60 095          (1 817)         58 278
Trade payables and accrued expenses                                                                 33 477            (985)         32 492
Other current liabilities                                                                            2 648            (146)          2 502
Current liabilities                                                                                 36 125          (1 131)         34 994
Total equity and liabilities                                                                       249 495          (3 330)        246 165
1 Other non-current assets comprises of goodwill, other intangible assets, investment in securities, post- retirement benefit assets,
  long-term receivables and prepaid expenses, long-term financial assets and deferred tax. The adoption of IFRS 10 and IFRS 11 did not
  have a material impact on these items.
2 Other current assets comprises of assets in a disposal group held for sale, tax receivable, prepaid expenses and short-term financial
  assets. The adoption of IFRS 10 and IFRS 11 did not have a material impact on these items.
3 Other non-current liabilities comprises of long-term financial liabilities, post-retirement benefit obligations, long-term deferred income
  and deferred tax liabilities. The adoption of IFRS 10 and IFRS 11 did not have a material impact on these items.


Adjustments to the consolidated income statements
Condensed consolidated income statement
for the period ended 31 December 2012
                                                                                                                 Effect of
                                                                                                        As        adopting
                                                                                                previously     IFRS 10 and
                                                                                                  reported         IFRS 11        Restated
                                                                                                        Rm              Rm              Rm
Turnover                                                                                            85 440          (5 590)         79 850
Materials, energy and consumables used                                                             (37 001)            468         (36 533)
Selling and distribution costs                                                                      (2 479)            131          (2 348)
Maintenance expenditure                                                                             (4 427)            729          (3 698)
Employee related expenditure                                                                        (9 915)            503          (9 412)
Exploration expenditure and feasibility costs                                                         (777)             (4)           (781)
Depreciation and amortisation                                                                       (5 445)            431          (5 014)
Other expenses, net                                                                                 (3 841)            715          (3 126)
 Translation gains/(losses)                                                                           (299)            982             683
 Other operating expenses                                                                           (4 151)           (128)         (4 279)
 Other operating income                                                                                609            (139)            470

Operating profit before remeasurement items                                                         21 555          (2 617)         18 938
Remeasurement items                                                                                 (2 621)          1 963            (658)
Operating profit after remeasurement items                                                          18 934            (654)         18 280
Share of profits of equity accounted joint ventures, net of tax                                          -             592             592
Share of profits of associates, net of tax                                                             204               -             204
Profit from operations, joint ventures and associates                                               19 138             (62)         19 076
Net finance costs                                                                                     (654)             93            (561)
Profit before tax                                                                                   18 484              31          18 515
Taxation                                                                                            (5 876)            (63)         (5 939)
Profit for the period                                                                               12 608             (32)         12 576
Attributable to
Owners of Sasol Limited                                                                             12 157               -          12 157
Non-controlling interests in subsidiaries                                                              451             (32)            419
                                                                                                    12 608             (32)         12 576


Condensed consolidated income statement
for the year ended 30 June 2013
                                                                                                                 Effect of
                                                                                                        As        adopting
                                                                                                previously     IFRS 10 and
                                                                                                  reported         IFRS 11        Restated
                                                                                                        Rm              Rm              Rm
Turnover                                                                                           181 269         (11 378)        169 891
Materials, energy and consumables used                                                             (77 538)            921         (76 617)
Selling and distribution costs                                                                      (5 371)            269          (5 102)
Maintenance expenditure                                                                             (7 544)            301          (7 243)
Employee related expenditure                                                                       (23 476)            999         (22 477)
Exploration expenditure and feasibility costs                                                       (1 354)            (15)         (1 369)
Depreciation and amortisation                                                                      (12 030)            909         (11 121)
Other expenses, net                                                                                 (6 841)          2 607          (4 234)
 Translation gains                                                                                     899           1 993           2 892
 Other operating expenses                                                                           (9 692)            803          (8 889)
 Other operating income                                                                              1 952            (189)          1 763

Operating profit before remeasurement items                                                         47 115          (5 387)         41 728
Remeasurement items                                                                                 (6 487)          3 538          (2 949)
Operating profit after remeasurement items                                                          40 628          (1 849)         38 779
Share of profits of equity accounted joint ventures, net of tax                                          -           1 562           1 562
Share of profits of associates, net of tax                                                             445              59             504
Profit from operations, joint ventures and associates                                               41 073            (228)         40 845
Net finance costs                                                                                   (1 294)            155          (1 139)
Profit before tax                                                                                   39 779             (73)         39 706
Taxation                                                                                           (12 597)              2         (12 595)
Profit for year                                                                                     27 182             (71)         27 111
Attributable to
Owners of Sasol Limited                                                                             26 278              (4)         26 274
Non-controlling interests in subsidiaries                                                              904             (67)            837
                                                                                                    27 182             (71)         27 111
Adjustments to the consolidated statement of cash flows
Condensed consolidated statement of cash flows
for the period ended 31 December 2012
                                                                                                                 Effect of
                                                                                                        As        adopting
                                                                                                previously     IFRS 10 and
                                                                                                  reported         IFRS 11        Restated
                                                                                                        Rm              Rm              Rm
Cash generated from operations                                                                      21 435          (2 716)         18 719
Net finance income                                                                                     154           1 910           2 064
Tax paid                                                                                            (4 745)             40          (4 705)
Dividends paid                                                                                      (7 267)              -          (7 267)
Cash generated by operating activities                                                               9 577            (766)          8 811
Additions to non-current assets                                                                    (14 350)            533         (13 817)
Acquisition of new or additional interests in joint ventures                                          (721)           (361)         (1 082)
Acquisition of new or additional investments in associates                                            (199)              -            (199)
Other net cash flows from investing activities                                                         906             (43)            863
Cash used in investing activities                                                                  (14 364)            129         (14 235)
Share capital issued on implementation of share options                                                227               -             227
Contributions from non-controlling shareholders in subsidiaries                                         27               -              27
Dividends paid to non-controlling shareholders in subsidiaries                                        (248)             28            (220)
Net movement in long-term debt                                                                       7 522             269           7 791
Net movement in short-term debt                                                                      6 513               -           6 513
Cash generated by financing activities                                                              14 041             297          14 338
Translation effects on cash and cash equivalents of foreign operations                                 249             (57)            192
Increase in cash and cash equivalents                                                                9 503            (397)          9 106
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period                                                17 838          (1 841)         15 997
Net reclassification to held for sale                                                                  (29)              -             (29)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period                                                      27 312          (2 238)         25 074


Other elements of the financial statements

The adoption of IFRS 10 and IFRS 11 did not have a significant impact on the statement of changes in equity or the statement of comprehensive income for the years
ended 30 June 2013 and the six months ended 31 December 2012.


RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

The group, in the ordinary course of business, entered into various sale and purchase transactions on an arm's length basis at market rates with related parties.


INDEPENDENT REVIEW BY THE AUDITORS

These condensed consolidated interim financial statements, including the segment report, for the six months ended 31 December 2013 have been reviewed by
PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., who expressed an unmodified conclusion thereon. The individual auditor assigned to perform the review is Mr PC Hough. A copy of the
auditor's unmodified review report on the condensed consolidated interim financial statements is available for inspection at the company's registered office, together
with the condensed consolidated interim financial statements identified in the auditor's report. The auditor's report does not necessarily report on all of the information
contained in this announcement of interim financial results. Shareholders are therefore advised that in order to obtain a full understanding of the nature of the auditor's
engagement they should obtain a copy of the auditor's report together with the accompanying condensed consolidated interim financial statements from the company's
registered office.


Registered office: Sasol Limited, 1 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg 2196 PO Box 5486, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa

Share registrars: Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd, 70 Marshall Street, Johannesburg 2001 PO Box 61051, Marshalltown 2107, South Africa, Tel: +27 11
370-7700 Fax: +27 11 370-5271/2

JSE sponsor: Deutsche Securities (SA) Proprietary Limited

Directors (non-executive): Dr MSV Gantsho* (Chairman), Mr C Beggs*, Mr HG Dijkgraaf (Dutch)*, Ms IN Mkhize*, Mr ZM Mkhize*, Mr MJN Njeke*, Mr B Nqwababa*,
Mr PJ Robertson (British and American)*, Prof JE Schrempp (German)#, Mr S Westwell (British)*

(executive): Mr DE Constable (Chief Executive Officer) (Canadian), Mr P Victor (Acting Chief Financial Officer), Ms VN Fakude *Independent #Lead independent director

Company secretary: Mr VD Kahla

Company registration number: 1979/003231/06, incorporated in the Republic of South Africa

Income tax reference number: 9520/018/60/8

                                                          JSE                                                     NYSE
Sasol Ordinary shares: Share code:                        SOL                                                     SSL
ISIN:                                                     ZAE000006896                                            US8038663006

Sasol BEE Ordinary shares:
Share code:                                               SOLBE1
ISIN:                                                     ZAE000151817

American depositary receipts (ADR) program:
Cusip number 803866300 ADR to ordinary share 1:1

Depositary: The Bank of New York Mellon, 22nd floor, 101 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10286, USA

Disclaimer - Forward-looking statements: Sasol may, in this document, make certain statements that are not historical facts and relate to analyses and other information
which are based on forecasts of future results and estimates of amounts not yet determinable. These statements may also relate to our future prospects, developments
and business strategies. Examples of such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding exchange rate fluctuations, volume growth,
increases in market share, total shareholder return and cost reductions. Words such as "believe", "anticipate", "expect", "intend", "seek", "will", "plan", "could", "may",
"endeavour" and "project" and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying such
statements. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and there are risks that the predictions,
forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not be achieved. If one or more of these risks materialise, or should underlying assumptions prove
incorrect, our actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. You should understand that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ
materially from the plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors are discussed more fully in
our most recent annual report under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on Form 20-F filed on 9 October 2013 and in other filings with the United States Securities
and Exchange Commission. The list of factors discussed therein is not exhaustive; when relying on forward-looking statements to make investment decisions, you
should carefully consider both these factors and other uncertainties and events. 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.

Please note: A billion is defined as one thousand million. All references to years refer to the financial year ended 30 June. Any reference to a calendar year is prefaced
by the word "calendar".



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