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Sasol Limited - Audited Financial Results For The Year Ended 30 June 2016

Release Date: 12/09/2016 07:05:00      Code(s): SOL SOLBE1     
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")

for the year ended 30 June 2016

Sasol is an international integrated chemicals and energy company that leverages
technologies and expertise of our 30 100 people working in 33 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.

- Solid operational performance across most of the value chain
- Record production volumes at Secunda Synfuels Operations
- Normalised sales volumes
  - Performance Chemicals up 1,8%, Base Chemicals down 2,6%
  - Liquid fuels remained flat, 2% up on market guidance
- Business Performance Enhancement Programme delivered
  - Sustainable actual cost savings of R4,5bn
  - Updated target exit run rate of R5,4bn by 2018
- Response Plan cash savings exceeding expectations
  - R28bn cash savings delivered for the year
  - R12bn above 2016 target
  - Updated sustainable savings target to R2,5bn by 2019, up R1bn
- Lake Charles Chemicals Project 50% complete
  - Addressing challenges with projection execution
  - Significantly sharpened focus on cost and schedule delivery, following the increase in project 
    cost to US$11bn
- Headline earnings per share down 17% to R41,40, despite an average 25% decline in Rand oil prices
- Safety Recordable Case Rate (RCR), excluding illnesses, improved to 0,29, regrettably two fatalities*
- Normalised cash fixed costs down 8,1% in real terms
- Liquid fuels BEE partner, Tshwarisano, investment now fully unencumbered
- Direct and indirect taxes paid to South African Government R36,8 billion

* Subsequent to 30 June 2016, we experienced three tragic fatalities of which two were due to motor 
  vehicle accidents on public roads. Management has implemented focused interventions to ensure 
  safe operations.

Segment report
for the year ended 30 June

             Turnover                                                 Operating profit/(loss)
            R million                                                      R million
    2014         2015       2016    Segment analysis                  2016       2015         2014
  19 342       20 859     21 186    Operating Business Units       (6 975)      1 173      (3 527)
  14 134       15 687     16 975    Mining                           4 739      4 343        2 453
                                    Exploration and Production
   5 208        5 172      4 211    International                 (11 714)    (3 170)      (5 980)
 204 666      187 312    173 042    Strategic Business Units        29 831     45 448       50 013
  86 052       75 800     64 341    Energy                          14 069     22 526       31 423
  45 040       39 728     35 067    Base Chemicals                   4 486     10 208        6 742
  73 574       71 784     73 634    Performance Chemicals           11 276     12 714       11 848
      53          221        108    Group Functions                  1 383       (72)        (668)
 224 061      208 392    194 336    Group performance               24 239     46 549       45 818
(21 378)     (23 126)   (21 394)    Intersegmental turnover                                         
 202 683      185 266    172 942    External turnover                                              


In 2016, we continued to adapt to a tough operating environment created by the further dramatic drop
in global oil and commodity prices. We have seen oil prices drop to as low as US$27 per barrel (/bbl) in
January 2016 and somewhat recovering to US$48/bbl by June 2016. As anticipated, commodity chemical
prices also followed the declining trend of global oil prices.

The work we have undertaken since 2012 to reposition Sasol and sustainably reduce our cost base proved
invaluable, as it allowed us to sustainably withstand a lower for much longer oil price environment. We have
further intensified and increased the targets of our low oil price Response Plan (RP) to make our business
even more resilient in the short-term, without compromising on safety and the operational integrity of our
operations. The current low oil price environment has however, as expected, impacted our financial results, as
well as those of our competitors.

While global oil prices are beyond our control, we have performed strongly on the factors within our
control. We delivered a solid set of production volumes across most of the value chain, contained cost
increases to well below inflation and heightened our focus on the delivery of capital projects.

Notwithstanding the uncertain global markets and volatile macroeconomic environment, under our new
leadership, given the strength of our diversified asset base and high performance culture, we will continue
to deliver maximum sustainable value to our shareholders.

Joint Presidents and Chief Executive Officers, Bongani Nqwababa and Stephen Cornell say:

"We are excited to be taking over as Sasol's Joint Presidents and Chief Executive Officers. We have been
working together over the last six months to clearly define how we will lead Sasol, address the challenges
the company is facing and pursue the exciting opportunities ahead. 

Sasol's global operations continue to perform well, with our Secunda Operations reporting record production
volumes. Our cost reduction and cash savings initiatives are exceeding their targets, which places us on a
sound footing as we gear up our balance sheet to complete the world-scale, company-changing investment
in Louisiana in the US.

Although the capital expenditure for our Lake Charles Chemicals Project has increased, we remain confident
that the fundamental drivers for this investment are sound. The cost and schedule review process, which
was completed in August 2016, has set a solid platform for the continued execution of this project. In
Mozambique, we continue to advance our growth projects to further develop our footprint in that region. We
look forward to building on Sasol's past successes, as we lead the company forward and continue to grow in
both Southern Africa and North America. 

In the medium-term, we will continue to focus on pursuing zero harm, building a resilient organisation for
the future, nurturing our foundation businesses, delivering sustainable growth and clarifying our future
investment opportunities."

Financial results overview* 

Earnings attributable to shareholders for the year ended 30 June 2016 decreased by 55% to R13,2 billion from
R29,7 billion in the prior year. Headline earnings per share (HEPS) decreased by 17% to R41,40 and earnings
per share (EPS) decreased by 56% to R21,66 compared to the prior year. 

Operating profit of R24,2 billion decreased by 48% compared to the prior year on the back of challenging
and highly volatile global markets. Average Brent crude oil prices moved dramatically lower by 41% compared
to the prior year (average dated Brent was US$43/bbl for the year ended 30 June 2016 compared with
US$73/bbl in the prior year). Although commodity chemical prices were lower due to depressed oil prices,
there was still strong demand and robust margins in certain key markets. The average basket of commodity
chemical prices decreased by 22% compared to a 41% decrease in oil. However, the average margin for
our speciality chemicals business remained resilient compared to the prior year. The effect of lower oil
and commodity chemical prices was partly offset by a 27% weaker average rand/US dollar exchange rate
(R14,52/US$ for the year ended 30 June 2016 compared with R11,45/US$ in the prior year). On average, the
rand/bbl oil price of R630 was 25% lower compared to the prior year.

* All comparisons refer to the prior year ended 30 June 2015. Except for earnings attributable to shareholders 
  and the RP cash conservation measures, all numbers are quoted on a pre-tax basis.

The highlights of our operational performance can be summarised as follows:

-  Secunda Synfuels Operations (SSO) increased production volumes by 1%, or 97 kilo tons (kt), compared to
   the prior year, to a record 7,8 million tons;

-  Production volumes at our Eurasian Operations, increased by 4% compared to the prior year; 

-  Total liquid fuels production for the Energy business increased by 1% (0,6 million barrels) compared to
   the prior year due to higher total production volumes by SSO, continued stable operations at the Natref
   Operations and a greater portion of SSO's volumes being utilised by the Energy business as a result of
   planned commissioning activities associated with the C3 Expansion Project;

-  The average utilisation rate of our ORYX GTL facility in Qatar was impacted by a planned extended
   statutory shutdown in the third quarter of the financial year. Subsequent to the shutdown, utilisation
   rates averaged above 100% of nameplate capacity, enabling us to achieve an overall utilisation rate of
   81%, which is in line with previous market guidance provided;

-  Secunda Chemical Operations' production volumes were 1% higher than in the prior year;

-  Despite the largest planned statutory shutdown since its inception, Sasolburg Operations' production
   volumes remained in line with the prior year. The planned extended statutory shutdown resulted in a 21%
   decrease in ammonia production compared to the prior year. This was partly offset by the slightly slower
   than planned ramp-up of our FTWEP facility which contributed 8 kt per annum of additional hard wax 
   production during the year. Normalised production volumes for the Sasolburg site increased by 2%;

-  Sales volumes from our Base Chemicals business decreased by 8% as a result of a planned extended
   shutdown to enable the commissioning activities of the C3 Expansion Project, subdued demand for
   explosives and fertilizers and a planned stock build. Normalised sales volumes decreased by 2,6% on a 
   comparable basis; and

-  Sales volumes from our Performance Chemicals business, normalised for the planned shutdowns at our
   Sasolburg facilities and ethylene plant in North America, increased by 1,8% compared to the prior year.

We continued to drive our cost containment programme and held cash fixed costs flat in nominal terms
compared to the prior year. Excluding the impact of inflation, exchange rates and a reduction in once-
off costs, our cash fixed costs reduced by 8,1% in real terms compared to the prior year. The strong cost
performance was achieved by an accelerated sustainable delivery of our Business Performance Enhancement
Programme (BPEP) and RP.
Given a lower for much longer oil price environment, we have revised our company-wide BPEP to achieve
sustainable savings at an exit run rate of R5,4 billion by the end of the 2018 financial year. In 2016, we
delivered actual sustainable cost savings of R4,5 billion, exceeding our exit run rate target of R4,3 billion. Cost
trends are still forecasted to track South African producers' price index (SA PPI) from the 2017 financial year.
Implementation costs amounted to R278 million for the year compared to R1,9 billion in the prior year.
Our comprehensive RP, focusing on cash conservation in reaction to the lower for much longer oil price
environment, has continued to yield positive cash savings in line with our 2016 financial year targets, despite
margin contraction and difficulties experienced in placing product. The RP realised R28 billion of cash savings
for the year and exceeded the upper end of our original 2016 financial target of cash savings of R16 billion
by R12 billion. The RP places the company in a strong position to operate profitably within a US$40-50/bbl
oil price environment. During the year, we updated and extended the scope of the RP to at least the 2018
financial year to ensure continued balance sheet strength and earnings resilience at notably lower oil price
scenarios. We also increased the target from R30 billion to R50 billion to between R65 billion and R75 billion.
Most of the savings will be delivered from the current RP work streams. We expect our sustainable cash cost
savings to increase to R2,5 billion by the 2019 financial year, up R1 billion from the previous market guidance
provided of R1,5 billion.

Labour transitioning processes relating to the BPEP and RP were concluded during 2016 and we expect
our full time equivalent sustainable headcount, excluding our growth projects, to remain at approximately
30 000, a 15% decrease from the 2013 base of approximately 35 400. In South Africa, we have concluded wage 
negotiations within the Petroleum and Industrial Chemical sectors. Negotiations with the Mining sector were
successfully concluded with four of the five unions. Negotiations with the Association of Mineworkers and 
Construction Union (AMCU) are continuing.

Sasol's profitability was impacted by the following notable once-off and significant items:

-  a net remeasurement items expense of R12,9 billion compared to a R0,8 billion expense in the prior year.
   These items relate mainly to partial impairments of our low density polyethylene cash generating unit
   in the United States (US) of R956 million (US$65 million) and our share in the Montney shale gas asset of R9,9 billion
   (CAD880 million) due to a further deterioration of conditions in the North American gas market resulting
   in a decline in forecasted natural gas prices. We expect the low gas price environment to continue in the
   short to medium-term;

-  a cash-settled share-based payment charge to the income statement of R371 million compared to a credit
   of R1,4 billion in the prior year. The credit in the prior year was largely due to a 29% decrease in the share
   price in financial year 2015; and

-  the reversal of a provision of R2,3 billion (US$166 million) based on a favourable ruling received from the
   Tax Appeal Tribunal in Nigeria relating to the Escravos Gas-to-Liquids (EGTL) project. 

The increase in the effective corporate tax rate from 31,7% to 36,6% was mainly as a result of the R9,9 billion
(CAD880 million) partial impairment of our Canadian shale gas assets which was partially offset by the
recognition of a previously unrecognised deferred tax asset on the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) in
Mozambique of R945 million. The normalised effective tax rate, excluding equity accounted investments,
remeasurement items and once-off items, is 28,2% compared to 33,0% in the prior year, which is in line with
our previous market guidance.

The valuation of our assets and liabilities were significantly impacted by the weaker rand/US dollar exchange
rate, resulting in higher translation effects. Actual capital expenditure, including accruals, of R70,4 billion,
is below our market guidance of R74 billion largely due to our cash conservation initiatives and actively
managing the capital portfolio. This includes R42,4 billion (US$2,9 billion) relating to the Lake Charles
Chemicals Project (LCCP).

Loans raised during the year amounted to R37 billion, mainly for the funding of the LCCP. Our net cash
position remained favourable and decreased marginally by 2%, from R53 billion in June 2015 to R52 billion
as at 30 June 2016, driven largely by our cash conservation initiatives and the impact of the favourable
rand/US dollar translation effect. 

Cash generated by operating activities decreased by only 12% to R54,7 billion compared with R61,8 billion in
the prior year, despite an average 25% decrease in Rand oil prices. Notwithstanding reduced cash flows, our 
balance sheet has the capacity to lever up, as we continue to execute our growth plans and return value to our 
shareholders. Although our gearing increased to 14,6% compared to an ungeared 2,8% in the prior year, it remains 
below our previous market guidance of 20% to 40%, mainly as a result of a stronger than anticipated rand/US dollar
exchange rate and delayed capital expenditure on a number of projects, including the LCCP. To manage the impact
of price volatility and the lower for longer oil price environment, the Sasol Limited board of directors (Board)
temporarily lifted our internal gearing ceiling to 44%  until the end of the 2018 financial year. 
The net debt: EBTIDA ratio is forecasted to be below 2,0 times. We actively manage our capital structure and
funding plan to ensure that we maintain an optimum solvency and liquidity profile.

Our dividend policy is to pay dividends within a dividend cover range based on HEPS. Taking into account the
current volatile macroeconomic environment, capital investment plans, our cash conservation initiative, the
current strength of our balance sheet, and the dividend cover range, the Board has declared a final gross
dividend of R9,10 per share (21% lower compared to the prior year). The final dividend cover was 2,8 times at
30 June 2016 (30 June 2015: 2,7 times).

Solid operational performance supported by continued effective cost management

Operating Business Units

Mining ? continued stable operations and unit cost below inflation  

Operating profit increased by 9% to R4 739 million compared to the prior year, mainly as a result of
meaningful contributions from the BPEP and RP levers. Normalised unit costs of production were contained
to 5% below inflation for the second consecutive year. Our Syferfontein colliery produced a South African
record of 11 million tons of production by an underground mine in a financial year. Export coal volumes
decreased by 6% to 3,2 million tons and continued to benefit from the weaker rand/US dollar exchange rate. 

Exploration and Production International ? strong Mozambique operations delivery, however rest of
business negatively impacted by low oil and gas prices

Exploration and Production International (E&PI) recorded an operating loss of R11 714 million compared to an
operating loss of R3 170 million in the prior year. Excluding the partial impairment of our Canadian shale gas
operations of R9 882 million (CAD880 million), our E&PI business recorded a loss of R1 832 million.

Our Mozambican operations recorded a profit of R1 128 million compared to a profit of R1 847 million
in the prior year. The decrease is mainly due to translation losses of R673 million. Production volumes
increased by 5% as a result of our efforts to debottleneck the production facility, coupled with the increase
in gas transportation capacity to 169 billion standard cubic feet (bscf) and a full volume offtake by our 
joint electricity operations in Mozambique.

The lower oil price had a significant impact on our Gabon asset resulting in a loss of R994 million compared to
a R1 124 million loss in the prior year, which included the partial impairment of the asset of R1 331 million. The
new development wells which were brought on line during the financial year resulted in a 16% higher average
of 18 824 barrels of oil production per day (on a gross basis) when compared to 16 284 barrels in the prior year. 

Our Canadian shale gas asset in Montney generated an operating loss of R10 957 million, including a partial
impairment of R9 882 million. Excluding the effect of the partial impairment, the loss decreased to R1 075
million compared to R1 153 million in the prior year, mainly due to a lower depreciation rate. Our Canadian
gas production volumes were 5% lower compared to the prior year due to reduced development activities,
driven by lower gas prices. In order to manage the shale gas asset through the low gas price environment, we
concluded an agreement with our partner, Progress Energy, to settle the outstanding funding commitment
of R4 160 million (CAD380 million) and reduce the pace of appraisal, development and drilling activities. An
18-month reduced work programme was approved in June 2016.

Despite the impact of lower gas prices and weaker oil prices affecting the profitability of the business, E&PI
contributed R5,1 billion to Sasol's cash conservation initiatives during the year through reduced capital cash
flow and exploration spend and cash fixed cost savings. 

Strategic Business Units

Performance Chemicals ? continued business resilience in a low oil price environment

Operating profit of R11 276 million decreased by 11% compared to the prior year mainly as a result of the
R2 021 million FTWEP impairment reversal in the prior year. Normalising for this impact, operating profit
increased by 5%. Our operating margin reflects the full annual depreciation charge being recognised on
FTWEP, while the project is still ramping up to full production. The increase in operating profit is largely as a
result of the weaker rand coupled with the resilience of the margins in our European surfactants and alcohols
businesses, negated by lower ethylene prices which negatively impacted the margins of our assets in the
US. Production volumes in our Eurasian Operations increased by 4%, while production volumes at our US
Operations remained flat compared to the prior year.

Total sales volumes decreased marginally by 1% compared to the prior year, as a result of planned shutdowns
at our ethylene plant in North America and our production facilities in Sasolburg, and reduced demand for
oilfield chemicals. The decrease in wax and ammonia sales volumes were compensated by an increase of 4%
in organic sales volumes. Normalised sales volumes were up by 1,8%. Normalised cash fixed costs decreased
by 5,2%, in nominal terms, mainly as a result of BPEP and RP initiatives. 

Base Chemicals ? margin pressure partly relieved by improved cost performance

Operating profit decreased by 56% to R4 486 million compared to the prior year, and the operating
margin decreased from 26% in the prior year to 13%. Excluding the partial impairment of our low density
polyethylene cash generating unit in the US of R956 million (US$65 million) and R537 million impairment of
our methyl isobutyl ketone business in Sasolburg, and other once-off items, operating profit decreased by
33% to R5 979 million compared to the prior year.

Sales volumes were down by 8% as a result of a planned extended shutdown to enable commissioning
activities associated with the C3 Expansion Project, subdued demand for explosives and fertilizers and
a planned stock build. Normalised sales volumes were down by 2,6%, of which 1% relates to the planned stock 
build. A 22% decrease in our basket of commodity chemical prices was partly negated by the weaker rand/US dollar 
exchange rate. In nominal terms, we reduced our cash fixed costs by 1,5% compared to the prior year, mainly as 
a result of benefits achieved from the BPEP and RP initiatives and a refinement of our cost transfer allocation 
methodology between SBUs. 

Energy ? record production volumes and solid cost performance, margins under some pressure

Operating profit of R14 069 million decreased by R8 457 million or 38% compared to the prior year despite a
41% reduction in crude oil prices. Operating margins held firm at 22%, mainly as a result of record production
volumes, higher liquid fuels sales through higher yielding marketing channels, the weaker rand/US dollar
exchange rate and contributions from the BPEP and RP initiatives. Normalised cash fixed costs remained flat
in nominal terms.

The total production of refined product increased by 1% at both SSO and Natref Operations compared to the
prior year. Sales volumes, however, remained flat on the back of challenging market and trading conditions
experienced during the first half of the financial year, driven by lower demand for liquid fuels in Southern
Africa, specifically in the agricultural, mining and manufacturing sectors. Gas sales volumes were 1% higher
compared to the prior year, mainly due to higher methane-rich gas sales to commercial customers. Our share
of the Central Termica de Ressano Garcia (CTRG) joint operation in Mozambique delivered 653 gigawatt-
hours of electricity.

As a result of the attractive returns generated by Sasol Oil (Pty) Ltd over many years, in February 2016 our
black economic empowerment partner, Tshwarisano LFB (which holds 25% of the shares of Sasol Oil (Pty)
Ltd), settled the last remaining portion of its debt relating to its equity shareholding. This represents the
realisation of one of our key objectives over many years to deliver on transformation in the liquid fuels industry.

Energy's share of losses from equity accounted investments of R19 million, declined by R1 442 million
compared to the prior year, mainly due to lower global oil prices. The ORYX GTL facility achieved an average
utilisation rate of 81%, while maintaining a world class safety recordable case rate of 0,0. In Nigeria, the EGTL
plant is still in its ramp-up phase and working towards stable operation to maximise diesel and naphtha
production. A ramp-up in production volumes is expected following the planned shutdown that will occur
during the first half of the 2017 financial year.

During February 2016, in light of the current economic environment, we decided to review our long-term
strategic interest in the Uzbekistan Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) investment. As a result, in April 2016, we decided to
withdraw from our equity participation in the project. This resulted in a net loss of R563 million.

Focusing on the LCCP in the US

Overall construction on the LCCP continues on all fronts, with most engineering activities nearing completion
and procurement well advanced. At 30 June 2016, the capital expenditure was US$4,8 billion, and the
overall project completion was around 50%.

A detailed review on the LCCP confirmed that the total capital cost for the project is expected to be
US$11 billion, which includes site infrastructure and utility improvements. This is an increase of US$2,1 billion
from the original estimate at the time of final investment decision (FID) in October 2014. This estimate
includes a contingency, which measured against industry norms for this stage of project completion, is
considered sufficient to effectively take the project to beneficial operation (BO) within the revised cost
estimate. The schedule has not been impacted by the increase in cost estimate.

The US$2,1 billion capital cost increase is mostly attributable to the following factors, in an approximately
equal proportion:

-  a significant increase in site and civil costs, 50% more weather day delays and much lower field

-  an increase in the home office and construction costs of the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and
   Management Contractor (EPCM); and

-  an increase in labour costs and lump-sum contracts placed at higher rates than estimated.

Notwithstanding these challenges, various other savings opportunities have been identified and are being
implemented to mitigate the increase in the overall capital cost estimate. With the project now over 50%
complete, several changes have been, or are in the process of being, implemented which are intended to
ensure that the project has a good probability of being completed within the updated cost and schedule
guidance. These actions address the root causes of process weaknesses identified during the detailed review
process and include improved productivity and construction readiness that will be achieved through focused
risk management processes, improved phasing of engineering, cost-effective mobilisation of resources
and synchronised workface planning, improved change management practices and key project leadership
personnel changes.

Although unplanned event-driven risks may still impact the execution and cost of the project, we are
confident that the remaining construction, procurement, execution and business readiness risks can be
managed within the estimate as a result of these changes.

Even though the expected capital expenditure for LCCP has increased, we do not expect this to result in the
company exceeding its self-imposed gearing targets. Our funding strategy has not changed as a result of
the higher estimated capital expenditure and the project will continue to be funded from existing facilities
and ongoing group cash flow. Despite the lower expected returns, we still consider the LCCP to be a sound
investment that will return value to our shareholders for many years into the future. Further details are
available in the Investor Fact Sheet on the Sasol website, www.sasol.com.

Advancing other projects to enable future growth

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

-  Focusing on our asset base in Southern Africa:

   -  Our strategic R14,0 billion mine replacement programme, which will ensure uninterrupted coal supply
      to SSO in order to support Sasol's strategy to operate its Southern African facilities until 2050, is
      nearing completion. The Impumelelo colliery achieved BO during October 2015, within budget. The
      Shondoni colliery achieved BO, within budget, during April 2016.
   -  We completed the Secunda growth programme below budget, with actual spend of R13,8 billion. The
      completed projects ensured the full realisation of the envisaged volume and electricity benefits.
   -  The expansion of our FT Wax facility in Sasolburg is progressing well. BO for phase two is on track for
      the first half of the 2017 calendar year. The total project cost for both phases remains unchanged at
      R13,6 billion.

   -  Construction of the R2,7 billion Loop Line 2 project on the Mozambique to Secunda Pipeline (MSP) has
      progressed well, following the Final Investment Decision taken during August 2015. Loop Line 2 will
      increase the MSP's annual gas transportation capacity from 169,4 bscf to 191,0 bscf. BO is expected
      to be reached during the first quarter of the 2017 calendar year. The project is on schedule and within

   -  As part of Sasol's efforts to grow its interest in Mozambique, a Field Development Plan (FDP)
      was submitted to the Mozambican regulatory authorities in February 2015 for the first phase of
      development of the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) licence area. The PSA FDP was approved
      by the Government of Mozambique on 26 January 2016. The first phase of the PSA licence area
      development consists of an integrated oil, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and gas project adjacent
      to the Petroleum Production Agreement area. We also received approval from the Government of
      Mozambique, in January 2016, to develop a fifth train at the Central Processing Facility to process
      additional gas from the PSA licence area. The total estimated project cost for tranche one of the first
      phase of the PSA licence area and the fifth train is estimated at US$1,4 billion. The project is in its early
      stages of execution with the drilling rig proceeding with the 13 well drilling programme.

-  Growing our footprint in North America:

   - Construction of our 50% joint venture high-density polyethylene plant with Ineos Olefins and Polymers USA 
     continues to progress, and is on track for mechanical completion early in the 2017 calendar year.
     Upon completion, the plant will be the largest bi-modal high density polyethylene (HDPE) manufacturing facility 
     in the US with a nameplate capacity of 470 kt annually. Our current approved capital is US$299 million (Sasol share), 
     however, the operator (our joint venture partner) is experiencing more cost and schedule pressure in delivering 
     the project. We continue to work with our joint venture partner to manage these pressures on the project 
     and an update will be provided at the mid-year results announcement. The start-up is also coming at a more opportune 
     time as market conditions remain favourable due to lower feedstock costs along with the premium margins associated 
     with bi-modal resins.

Maintaining our focus on sustainable value creation 

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

-  Safety remains a top priority for Sasol. Regrettably, we did however experience the loss of two of our
   colleagues during the financial year. Our thoughts remain with these colleagues' families and friends. Our
   safety RCR for employees and service providers, excluding illnesses, improved to 0,29 at 30 June 2016
   (0,32 as at 30 June 2015). We have increased our focus on safety and strive for zero harm.

-  During the year, we invested R1,2 billion in skills development and socioeconomic development, which
   includes our Ikusasa programme, bursaries, learnerships and artisan training programmes. The Ikusasa
   programme focuses on education, health and wellbeing, infrastructure, and safety and security in the
   Secunda and Sasolburg regions. We invested R50 million in Secunda and R34 million in Sasolburg during
   the year, with a further R89 million planned for 2017. The total planned Ikusasa investment amounts to
   R800 million.

-  As part of our commitment to communities and the Ikusasa programme, we distributed over 100 new 
   bursaries and scholarships in South Africa, Mozambique and the US. We held the Sasol Techno X expo in 
   South Africa hosting 22 000 learners from 300 schools; invested in artisan training benefitting 60 young 
   people in Mozambique and South Africa; upgraded 3 clinics and constructed 2 new clinics in South Africa and
   Mozambique; upgraded 4 sewer reticulation systems in South Africa; and installed a new electrical
   substation in Secunda. In the US, we initiated monthly certification workshops to enable the local
   community to access business opportunities.

-  While we support the transition to a lower carbon economy, we are concerned that the proposed carbon
   tax in South Africa will diminish the country's competitiveness. It also cannot address the structural
   issues that lie at the heart of the country's greenhouse gas intensity. The proposed design of the carbon
   tax creates substantial regulatory and investment uncertainty as there is insufficient clarity relating to
   the phases of the tax proposed in the draft carbon tax bill, especially post 2020. This is exacerbated by
   the fact that the carbon tax is not aligned with the carbon budget system which is currently in the trial
   phase of implementation. Sasol continues to engage with the South African Government on the carbon
   tax issue.

-  To ensure our ongoing compliance with new air quality regulations in South Africa, Sasol applied for
   certain postponements to manage our short-term challenges relating to the compliance timeframes. We
   have received decisions on our postponement applications from the National Air Quality Officer, which,
   while aligned with our requests, imposed stretched targets in terms of our atmospheric emission licences.
   Our R2,8 billion volatile organic compound abatement programme remains on track to achieve our
   targeted reductions of volatile organic compounds emissions by 2020.

-  We continue to measure our comprehensive climate change response in accordance with our key
   performance indicators. Our total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally reduced marginally to
   69,3 million tons compared to 69,8 million tons in the prior year. Our GHG emissions intensity (measured
   in carbon dioxide equivalent per ton of production) increased to 3,68 compared to 3,58 (restated) in
   the prior year. GHG targets in South Africa are being developed in conjunction with the South African
   government's process for setting carbon budgets.

-  The 2016 utility Energy Intensity Index (EII) for our operations in South Africa improved by 0,7% from the
   previous year. In accordance with the new National Energy Efficiency Strategy for 2030, Sasol's 2015 fiscal
   year result will be the new baseline for measuring the next 15 years' energy efficiency performance. For
   the 2016 financial year, we excelled beyond our internal target of sustaining the final performance under
   the voluntary Energy Efficiency Accord which came to an end in 2015, demonstrating our commitment to
   continued energy efficiency.

-  During the year, we paid R36,8 billion in direct and indirect taxes to the South African government. Sasol
   remains one of the largest corporate taxpayers in South Africa, contributing significantly to the country's economy.

-  In 2016, in terms of the Department of Trade and Industry's revised Codes of Good Practice, our B-BBEE
   contributor status declined to level 8 from level 4. We view B-BBEE in South Africa as a business
   imperative and have embarked on a project to realise the goals envisaged by the revised codes by 2020.

Profit outlook* ? solid production performance and cost reductions to continue

The current economic climate remains volatile and uncertain. While the outcome of the United Kingdom
referendum, regarding its exit of the European Union, adds a further element of uncertainty and downside
risk to the global economic outlook, we expect moderate global growth to be maintained, with advanced
economies generally performing better than commodity- and oil-exporting nations. In the short-term, high
oil inventory levels are expected to continue weighing on the market, but as more evidence emerges of lower
non-OPEC production, the oil price cycle is likely to turn higher. The extent and timing of this upturn remains
unpredictable. Although the rand showed some resilience in recent months, it is believed that the currency
still faces a number of near-term depreciation risks as the possibility for a sovereign credit downgrade has
not been eliminated, domestic growth prospects remain challenging, and emerging market sentiment is still
fragile. As oil price and foreign exchange movements are outside our control, our focus remains firmly on
managing factors within our control, including volume growth, cost optimisation, project execution, effective
capital allocation and cash conservation.

We expect an overall strong operational performance for the 2017 financial year, with:

-  Liquid fuels sales volumes for the Energy SBU in Southern Africa to be approximately 61 million barrels;

-  Base Chemicals and Performance Chemicals sales volumes to be higher than the prior year; 

-  A higher average utilisation rate at ORYX GTL in Qatar of approximately 90%; 

-  Improved utilisation rate at EGTL in Nigeria due to a steady ramp-up;

-  Normalised cash fixed costs to remain in line with SA PPI;

-  The RP cash flow contribution to range between R15 billion and R20 billion;

-  BPEP cash cost savings to achieve an annual run rate of R5,4 billion by financial year 2018;

-  Capital expenditure, including capital accruals, of R75 billion for 2017 and R60 billion in 2018 as we
   progress with the execution of our growth plan and strategy. The LCCP capital spend market guidance has
   been provided in the Investor Fact Sheet available on our website at www.sasol.com. Capital estimates
   may change as a result of exchange rate volatility;

-  Our balance sheet gearing up to a level of between 25% and 35%; 

-  Average Brent crude oil prices to remain between US$40 and US$50; and

-  Ongoing rand/US dollar volatility due to various factors, including the pending outcome of the next review
   of the South African sovereign credit rating and increased capital inflows resulting from investors seeking higher 
   yields globally, including South Africa.

* 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.  

Disposal of a business

In April 2016, we decided to withdraw from our equity participation in the Uzbekistan Gas-to-Liquids (GTL)
project, resulting in a loss of R563 million. 

Subsequent events

In August 2016, Sasol completed its detailed review of the LCCP, and confirmed that a high degree of certainty
exists over the capital cost estimated at US$11 billion. The LCCP is more than 50% complete, and after the
implementation of improved change management practices and key project leadership personnel changes,
management remains confident that the project is a sound strategic investment that will return value to our shareholders.

Competition law compliance

The South African Competition Commission is conducting continued proceedings against various petroleum
products producers, including Sasol. The Competition Commission is conducting an investigation into Sasol's
South African polymer business, and it is finalising a market inquiry in the South African LPG market. We
continue to interact and co-operate with the South African Commission in respect of the subject matter of
current leniency applications brought by Sasol, as well as in the areas that are subject to the Commission's
investigations. To the extent appropriate, further announcements will be made in future.

Appointment of Joint Presidents and Chief Executive Officers and change in directors

Mr David Constable resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer on 30 June 2016. Mr Bongani Nqwababa
and Mr Stephen Cornell were appointed Joint Presidents and Chief Executive Officers of the company, and Mr
Paul Victor as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director, with effect from 1 July 2016. On 4 December 2015,
Prof Jurgen Schrempp retired as a Director and Mr Henk Dijkgraaf was appointed as Lead Independent
Director. Mr Manuel Cuambe was appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 June 2016. The company 
hereby announces that Ms Nolitha Fakude will resign as Executive Director and Executive Vice President: Strategy 
and Sustainability with effect from 31 December 2016.

Publication of 2016 Annual Financial Statements and supplementary information
The annual financial statements for the financial year ended 30 June 2016, prepared in accordance with International 
Financial Reporting Standards, have been posted, together with other additional information for analysts, on the 
Sasol website at www.sasol.com.

Declaration of cash dividend number 74

A final gross cash dividend of South African 910,00 cents per ordinary share has been declared for the financial
year ended 30 June 2016. The cash dividend is payable on the ordinary shares and the Sasol BEE ordinary
shares. The Board is satisfied that the liquidity and solvency of the company, as well as capital remaining
after payment of the dividend is sufficient to support the current operations. The dividend has been declared
out of retained earnings (income reserves). The South African dividend withholding tax rate is 15%. At the
declaration date, there are 651 389 516 ordinary (including 8 809 886 treasury shares), 25 547 081 Sasol 
preferred ordinary 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 773,50 cents per share, while the 
dividend amount payable to shareholders who are exempt from dividend withholding tax is 910,00 cents per share.

The salient dates for holders of ordinary shares and Sasol BEE ordinary shares are:

Declaration date                                                                    Monday, 12 September 2016
Last day for trading to qualify for and participate in the final dividend (cum
dividend)                                                                          Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Trading ex dividend commences                                                    Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Record date                                                                         Friday, 30 September 2016
Dividend payment date (electronic and certificated register)                           Monday, 3 October 2016

The salient dates for holders of our American Depository Receipts are(1):

Ex dividend on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)                                    Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Record date                                                                         Friday, 30 September 2016
Approximate date for currency conversion                                              Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Approximate dividend payment date                                                   Thursday, 13 October 2016

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

On Monday, 3 October 2016, 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 CSDP or broker credited on Monday, 3 October 2016. Share certificates may not be
dematerialised or re-materialised between 28 September 2016 and 30 September 2016, both days inclusive.

On behalf of the Board

Mandla Gantsho         Bongani Nqwababa               Stephen Cornell                 Paul Victor
Chairman               Joint President and            Joint President and             Chief Financial Officer
                       Chief Executive Officer        Chief Executive Officer
Sasol Limited
9 September 2016

The summarised financial statements are presented on a consolidated basis.

Income statement
for the year ended 30 June
                                                                  2016               2015               2014   
                                                                    Rm                 Rm                 Rm   
Turnover                                                        172 942            185 266            202 683   
Materials, energy and consumables used                         (71 320)           (80 169)           (89 224)   
Selling and distribution costs                                  (6 914)            (6 041)            (5 762)   
Maintenance expenditure                                         (8 453)            (7 628)            (8 290)
Employee-related expenditure                                   (23 911)           (22 096)           (28 569)   
Exploration expenditure and feasibility costs                     (282)              (554)              (604)   
Depreciation and amortisation                                  (16 367)           (13 567)           (13 516)   
Other expenses and income                                       (9 073)            (9 912)            (7 415)   
Translation gains/(losses)                                        1 070            (1 115)                798   
Other operating expenses and income                            (10 143)            (8 797)            (8 213)   
Remeasurement items                                            (12 892)              (807)            (7 629)   
Equity accounted profits, net of tax                                509              2 057              4 144   
Operating profit                                                 24 239             46 549             45 818   
Finance income                                                    1 819              1 274              1 220   
Finance costs                                                   (2 340)            (2 230)            (1 925)   
Profit before tax                                                23 718             45 593             45 113   
Taxation                                                        (8 691)           (14 431)           (14 696)   
Profit for the year                                              15 027             31 162             30 417   
Attributable to                                                                                              
Owners of Sasol Limited                                          13 225             29 716             29 580   
Non-controlling interests in subsidiaries                         1 802              1 446                837   
                                                                15 027             31 162             30 417 
Earnings per share                                                 Rand               Rand               Rand   
Basic earnings per share                                          21,66              48,71              48,57   
Diluted earnings per share                                        21,66              48,70              48,27   

Statement of comprehensive income
for the year ended 30 June
                                                                                      2016     2015     2014   
                                                                                        Rm       Rm       Rm   
Profit for the year                                                                  15 027   31 162   30 417   
Other comprehensive income, net of tax                                                                       
Items that can be subsequently reclassified
to the income statement                                                              13 253    3 604    4 460   
Effect of translation of foreign operations                                          15 112    3 590    4 477   
Effect of cash flow hedges                                                          (2 855)        ?     (66)   
Fair value of investments available-for-sale                                            (7)       16       34   
Tax on items that can be subsequently reclassified to
the income statement                                                                  1 003      (2)       15   
Items that cannot be subsequently reclassified
to the income statement                                                               (546)    (593)     (22)   
Remeasurements on post-retirement benefit obligations                                 (877)    (847)     (80)   
Tax on items that cannot be subsequently reclassified to
the income statement                                                                    331      254       58   
Total comprehensive income for the year                                              27 734   34 173   34 855   
Attributable to                                                                                              
Owners of Sasol Limited                                                              25 890   32 727   34 002   
Non-controlling interests in subsidiaries                                             1 844    1 446      853   
                                                                                    27 734   34 173   34 855   
Statement of financial position
at 30 June
                                                                                      2016              2015   
                                                                                        Rm                Rm   
Property, plant and equipment                                                       155 054           135 822   
Assets under construction                                                           104 011            61 977   
Goodwill and other intangible assets                                                  2 680             2 293   
Equity accounted investments                                                         13 118            11 870
Post-retirement benefit assets                                                          614               590   
Deferred tax assets                                                                   3 389             1 752   
Other long-term assets                                                                3 715             2 617   
Non-current assets                                                                  282 581           216 921   
Assets in disposal groups held for sale                                               1 064                89   
Inventories                                                                          23 798            23 141   
Trade and other receivables                                                          30 913            29 973   
Short-term financial assets                                                              42               124
Cash and cash equivalents                                                            52 316            53 351   
Current assets                                                                      108 133           106 678   
Total assets                                                                        390 714           323 599   
Equity and liabilities                                                                                        
Shareholders' equity                                                                206 997           191 610
Non-controlling interests                                                             5 421             4 873   
Total equity                                                                        212 418           196 483   
Long-term debt                                                                       78 015            39 269   
Long-term provisions                                                                 18 810            13 431
Post-retirement benefit obligations                                                  12 703            10 071   
Long-term deferred income                                                               631               425   
Long-term financial liabilities                                                       2 844                 8   
Deferred tax liabilities                                                             23 691            22 570   
Non-current liabilities                                                             136 694            85 774   
Liabilities in disposal groups held for sale                                              ?                15   
Short-term debt                                                                       2 000             3 331   
Short-term financial liabilities                                                        855               198
Other current liabilities                                                            38 611            37 479   
Bank overdraft                                                                          136               319   
Current liabilities                                                                  41 602            41 342   
Total equity and liabilities                                                        390 714           323 599   

Statement of changes in equity
for the year ended 30 June
                                                                       2016            2015             2014
                                                                         Rm              Rm               Rm
Balance at beginning of year                                         196 483         174 769          152 893
Shares issued on implementation of share options                          54             144              373
Share-based payment expense                                              123             501              267
Transactions with non-controlling shareholders in
subsidiaries                                                               ?               ?                1
Total comprehensive income for the year                               27 734          34 173           34 855
Dividends paid to shareholders                                      (10 680)        (12 739)         (13 248)
Dividends paid to non-controlling shareholders in
subsidiaries                                                         (1 296)           (365)            (372)
Balance at end of year                                               212 418         196 483          174 769
Share capital                                                         29 282          29 228           29 084
Share repurchase programme                                           (2 641)         (2 641)          (2 641)
Retained earnings                                                    164 917         161 078          144 126
Share-based payment reserve                                         (13 582)        (12 403)         (12 904)
Foreign currency translation reserve                                  33 316          18 289           14 704
Remeasurements on post-retirement benefit obligations                (2 533)         (1 976)          (1 413)
Investment fair value reserve                                             26              42               28
Cash flow hedge accounting reserve                                   (1 788)             (7)              (7)
Shareholders' equity                                                 206 997         191 610          170 977
Non-controlling interests in subsidiaries                              5 421           4 873            3 792
Total equity                                                         212 418         196 483          174 769

Statement of cash flows
for the year ended 30 June
                                                                                2016        2015        2014
                                                                                  Rm          Rm          Rm
Cash receipts from customers                                                  175 994     186 839     203 549
Cash paid to suppliers and employees                                        (121 321)   (125 056)   (138 100)
Cash generated by operating activities                                         54 673      61 783      65 449
Cash flow from operations                                                      52 356      56 422      69 174
Decrease/(increase) in working capital                                          2 317       5 361     (3 725)
Dividends received from equity accounted investments                              887       2 812       4 717
Finance income received                                                         1 633       1 234       1 203
Finance costs paid                                                            (3 249)     (2 097)       (499)
Tax paid                                                                      (9 329)    (10 057)    (13 647)
Dividends paid                                                               (10 680)    (12 739)    (13 248)
Cash retained from operating activities                                        33 935      40 936      43 975
Total additions to non-current assets                                        (67 158)    (42 645)    (38 779)
Additions to non-current assets                                              (70 409)    (45 106)    (38 779)
Increase in capital project related payables                                    3 251       2 461           ?
Settlement of funding commitment on Canadian assets                           (3 339)           ?           ?
Acquisition of interests in equity accounted investments                            ?           ?       (519)
Cash acquired on acquisition of equity accounted
investments                                                                         ?           ?         527
Additional investments in equity accounted investments                          (548)       (588)        (16)
Proceeds on disposals                                                             569       1 210       1 538
Other net cash flow from investing activities                                   (558)        (62)       (564)
Cash used in investing activities                                            (71 034)    (42 085)    (37 813)
Share capital issued on implementation of share options                            54         144         373
Contributions from non-controlling shareholders in
subsidiaries                                                                        ?           ?           3
Dividends paid to non-controlling shareholders in
subsidiaries                                                                  (1 296)       (365)       (372)
Proceeds from long-term debt                                                   34 008      14 543       3 263
Repayments of long-term debt                                                  (3 120)     (1 663)     (2 207)
Proceeds from short-term debt                                                   2 901       2 686       2 346
Repayments of short-term debt                                                 (3 369)     (2 280)     (2 497)
Cash generated by financing activities                                         29 178      13 065         909
Translation effects on cash and cash equivalents                                7 069       3 095         455
(Decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents                                (852)      15 011       7 526
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year                                 53 032      38 021      30 555
Reclassification to held for sale                                                   ?           ?        (60)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year                                       52 180      53 032      38 021

Salient features
for the year ended 30 June
                                                                               2016        2015        2014
Selected ratios                                                                                          
Return on equity                                                    %             6,6        16,4        18,5
Return on invested capital - including
Assets under construction                                           %             7,3        17,3        18,1
Return on invested capital - excluding
Assets under construction                                           %            12,1        27,5        29,2
Return on total assets                                              %             7,3        15,8        17,9
Operating profit margin                                             %            14,0        25,1        22,6
Finance costs cover                                             times             8,0        22,8        94,3
Net borrowings to shareholders' equity
(gearing)                                                           %            14,6       (2,8)       (6,3)
Dividend cover ? Headline earnings per
share                                                           times             2,8         2,7         2,8
Share statistics                                                                                        
Total shares in issue                                         million           679,8       679,5       678,9
Sasol ordinary shares in issue                                million           651,4       651,1       650,6
Treasury shares (share repurchase
programme)                                                    million             8,8         8,8         8,8
Weighted average number of shares                             million           610,7       610,1       609,0
Diluted weighted average number of
shares                                                        million           610,7       610,2       620,8
Share price (closing)                                            Rand          397,17      450,00      632,36
Market capitalisation ? Sasol ordinary
shares                                                             Rm         258 717     292 995     411 413
Market capitalisation ? Sasol BEE ordinary
shares                                                             Rm             892         994       1 330
Net asset value per share                                        Rand          340,51      315,36      281,68
Dividend per share                                               Rand           14,80       18,50       21,50
? interim                                                        Rand            5,70        7,00        8,00
? final                                                          Rand            9,10       11,50       13,50
Other financial information                                                                              
Total debt (including bank overdraft)                              Rm          80 151      42 919      26 435
? interest bearing                                                 Rm          79 175      42 187      25 830
? non-interest bearing                                             Rm             976         732         605
Finance expense capitalised                                        Rm           2 253       1 118         530
Capital commitments (subsidiaries and
joint operations)                                                  Rm         137 286     116 236      59 058
? authorised and contracted for                                    Rm         143 380     109 448      66 491
? authorised but not yet contracted for                            Rm          95 590      66 266      44 951
? less expenditure to the end of year                              Rm       (101 684)    (59 478)    (52 384)
Capital commitments (equity accounted
investments)                                                       Rm             608         648         764
? authorised and contracted for                                    Rm             175         716       1 152
? authorised but not yet contracted for                            Rm             756         691         438
? less expenditure to the end of year                              Rm           (323)       (759)       (826)
Significant items in operating profit                                                                     
? Restructuring costs related to our
  business performance enhancement
  programme(1)                                                     Rm             235       1 682       1 131
Retrenchment packages provided for                                 Rm               ?         165         269
Retrenchment packages settled during
the year                                                           Rm              45       1 002          60
Accelerated share-based payments                                   Rm               ?         157         417
Consultancy costs                                                  Rm              65         328         320
System implementation costs                                        Rm             125          30          65
? Share-based payment expenses                                     Rm             494       (881)       5 652
Sasol share incentive schemes                                      Rm             371     (1 382)       5 385
Sasol Inzalo share transaction                                     Rm             123         501         267
Directors' remuneration, excluding long-
term incentives                                                    Rm              71          91          94
Share appreciation rights with no
performance targets granted to directors
? cumulative                                                      000               ?           7          14
Share appreciation rights with
performance targets granted to directors
? cumulative                                                      000             518         535         535
Long-term incentive rights granted to
directors ? cumulative                                            000             290         195         157
Sasol Inzalo share rights granted to
directors ? cumulative                                            000              25          25          25
Effective tax rate                                                  %            36,6        31,7        32,6
Adjusted effective tax rate(2)                                      %            28,2        33,0        31,4
Number of employees(3)                                         number          30 100      30 919      33 400
Average crude oil price ? dated Brent                      US$/barrel           43,37       73,46      109,40
Average rand/US$ exchange rate                            1US$ = Rand           14,52       11,45       10,39
Closing rand/US$ exchange rate                            1US$ = Rand           14,71       12,17       10,64

(1) In addition to these costs, an additional R43 million (2015 ? R224 million; 2014 ? R148 million) of internal 
    resources was allocated to the project, bringing the total spend for the year to R278 million 
    (2015 ? R1 906 million; 2014 ? R1 279 million).
(2) Effective tax rate adjusted for equity accounted investments, remeasurement items and once-off items.
(3) The total number of employees includes permanent and non-permanent employees and the group's share of employees
    within joint operations, but excludes contractors and equity accounted investments' employees.

                                                                              2016         2015          2014
                                                                                Rm           Rm            Rm
Reconciliation of headline earnings   
Earnings attributable to owners of Sasol
Limited                                                                     13 225       29 716        29 580
Effect of remeasurement items for
subsidiaries and joint operations                                           12 892          807         7 629
Impairment of property, plant and
equipment                                                                    8 424          294         3 289
Impairment of assets under construction                                      3 586        2 555         2 625
Impairment of equity accounted investment                                        -            -           275
Impairment of goodwill and other intangible
assets                                                                         310            3            79
Impairment of other assets                                                       -            1             3
Reversal of impairment                                                           -      (2 036)           (1)
(Profit)/loss on disposal of non-current
assets                                                                       (389)         (93)            45
Loss on disposal of investments in
businesses                                                                     226          410           747
Fair value gain on acquisition of businesses                                     -            -         (110)
Scrapping of non-current assets                                              1 099          549           634
Write-off of unsuccessful exploration wells                                    (3)            -            43
Realisation of foreign currency translation
reserve                                                                      (361)        (876)             -
Tax effects and non-controlling interests                                    (846)        (165)         (582)
Effect of remeasurement items for equity
accounted investments                                                           13          (1)            13
Headline earnings                                                           25 284       30 357        36 640
Headline earnings adjustments per
Mining                                                                          31           31             7
Exploration and Production International                                     9 963        3 126         5 472
Energy                                                                       1 280        (104)            60
Base Chemicals                                                               1 723           92         1 765
Performance Chemicals                                                           55      (1 804)           254
Group Functions                                                              (147)        (535)            84
Remeasurement items                                                         12 905          806         7 642
Headline earnings per share                                      Rand        41,40        49,76         60,16
Diluted headline earnings per share                              Rand        41,40        49,75         59,64

The reader is referred to the definitions contained in the 2016 Sasol Limited financial statements.

Basis of preparation 

The summarised consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with the JSE Limited's
(JSE) Listing Requirements for summary financial statements, and the requirements of the Companies
Act applicable to summary financial statements. The JSE requires summary financial statements to be
prepared in accordance with the framework concepts and the measurement and recognition requirements
of International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board
(IFRS), the SAICA Financial Reporting Guides as issued by the Accounting Practices Committee and Financial
Pronouncements as issued by the Financial Reporting Standards Council and to also, as a minimum, contain
the information required by IAS 34, Interim Financial Reporting.

The summarised consolidated financial statements do not include all the disclosure required for complete
annual financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS as issued by the International Accounting
Standards Board. These summarised consolidated 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 summarised consolidated financial statements
are presented in South African rand, which is Sasol Limited's functional and presentation currency. The
accounting policies applied in the preparation of these summarised consolidated 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 2016. The summarised consolidated financial statements appearing in this announcement
are the responsibility of the directors. The directors take full responsibility for the preparation of the
summarised consolidated financial statements. Paul Victor CA(SA), Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for
this set of summarised consolidated financial statements and has supervised the preparation thereof in
conjunction with the Senior Vice President: Financial Control Services, Brenda Baijnath CA(SA).

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. 

Financial Instruments

Fair value

The group does not hold any financial instruments traded in an active market, except for the investment
in listed equity instruments. Fair value is determined using valuation techniques as outlined below. Where
possible, inputs are based on quoted prices and other market determined variables.

Fair value hierarchy 

The following table is provided representing the assets and liabilities measured at fair value at reporting date,
or for which fair value is disclosed at 30 June 2016. The calculation of fair value requires various inputs into
the valuation methodologies used. The source of the inputs used affects the reliability and accuracy of the
valuations. Significant inputs have been classified into the hierarchical levels in line with IFRS 13, Fair Value
Measurement, as shown below:

Level 1     Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2     Inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability (directly or indirectly).
Level 3     Inputs for the asset or liability that are unobservable.

                          IFRS 13 fair     Carrying value   Fair value    Valuation      Significant
Instrument                value hierarchy              Rm          Rm    method         inputs
Financial liabilities                                                                   
Listed long-term debt     Level 1                  14 638       14 760   Fair value     Quoted market price
                                                                                         for the same or
                                                                                         similar instruments
Derivative liabilities;   Level 2                   3 699        3 699    Net present    Market interest rate
including interest rate                                                   value

Independent audit by the auditors

These summarised consolidated financial statements, including the segment report for the year ended 30 June 2016, 
have been audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., who expressed an unmodified opinion thereon. The individual auditor 
assigned to perform the audit is Mr PC Hough. The auditor also expressed an unmodified opinion on the annual financial 
statements from which these summarised consolidated financial statements were derived. A copy of the auditor's report 
on the summarised consolidated financial statements and of the auditor's report on the annual consolidated financial
statements are available for inspection at the company's registered office, together with the financial statements
identified in the respective auditor's reports. The auditor's report does not necessarily report on all of the information 
contained in this announcement of 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 summarised consolidated 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 MJ Cuambe (Mozambican)*, 
Mr HG Dijkgraaf (Dutch)^, Ms NNA Matyumza*, Ms IN Mkhize*, Mr ZM Mkhize*, Mr MJN Njeke*, Mr PJ Robertson
(British and American)*, Mr S Westwell (British)*

Directors (Executive): Mr SR Cornell (Joint President and Chief Executive Officer) (American), Mr B Nqwababa
(Joint President and Chief Executive Officer),Ms VN Fakude, Mr P Victor (Chief Financial Officer)

* 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
Ordinary shares                                                      
Share code:                           SOL                            SSL
ISIN:                                 ZAE000006896                   US8038663006
Sasol BEE Ordinary shares                                            
Share code:                           SOLBE1                          
ISIN:                                 ZAE000151817                    
American depository 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, United States of America

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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, executing our growth projects and cost
reductions, including in connection with our BPEP and RP. Words such as "believe", "anticipate", "expect", "intend", "seek",
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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
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are discussed more fully in our most recent annual report on Form 20-F filed on 9 October 2015 and in other filings with the
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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
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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".

Comprehensive additional information is available on our website: www.sasol.com 


09 September 2016

Sponsor: Deutsche Securities (SA) Proprietary Limited

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