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Sasol Limited - Audited Financial Results For The Year Ended 30 June 2017

Release Date: 21/08/2017 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")

Audited Financial Results
for the year ended 30 June 2017

Sasol is an international integrated chemicals and energy company. Through our talented people, we use
selected technologies to safely and sustainably source, produce and market chemical and energy products
competitively to create superior value for our customers, shareholders and other stakeholders.

SALIENT FEATURES
Sales volumes

- Base Chemicals up 3% and Performance Chemicals up 2%
- Liquid fuels sales volumes down 2%

Strong operational performance across most of the value chain

- Secunda Synfuels Operations volumes up 1%, to a new record production level
- Eurasian Operations volumes up 6%, highest since 2015

Strong cost and cash performance

- Cash fixed costs, in real terms, remained flat for three consecutive years
- Achieved R5,4 billion per annum of sustainable savings from our Business
  Performance Enhancement Programme, a year earlier than planned
- Delivered cumulative capital conservation and cash savings from 
  low oil Response Plan of R69,4 billion

Headline earnings per share down 15% to R35,15; earnings per share up 54% to R33,36 in line with market consensus

Safety Recordable Case Rate (RCR), excluding illnesses, improved to 0,28, regrettably five fatalities

Lake Charles Chemicals Project 74% complete, capital expenditure to date of US$7,5 billion and tracking revised estimate

Core headline earnings up 6%, reflects sustainable operations

Delivering on our stakeholder commitments
 
- Invested R1,6 billion in skills and socio-economic development
- Over R7 billion spent on preferential procurement from black-owned enterprises in South Africa 

Segment report
for the year ended 30 June

              Turnover                                            Operating profit/(loss)
             R million                                                R million

     2015      2016      2017    Segment analysis                2017      2016      2015
   20 859    21 186    23 046    Operating Business Units       4 310   (6 975)     1 173
   15 687    16 975    18 962     - Mining                      3 725     4 739     4 343
                                  - Exploration and
    5 172     4 211     4 084       Production International      585  (11 714)   (3 170)
  187 312   173 042   170 413    Strategic Business Units      26 843    29 831    45 448
   75 800    64 341    64 772     - Energy                     11 218    14 069    22 526
   39 728    35 067    35 755     - Base Chemicals              5 625     4 486    10 208
   71 784    73 634    69 886     - Performance Chemicals      10 000    11 276    12 714
      221       108      516      - Group Functions               552     1 383      (72)
  208 392   194 336   193 975    Group performance             31 705    24 239    46 549
 (23 126)  (21 394)  (21 568)    Intersegmental turnover                                    
  185 266   172 942   172 407    External turnover                                            

Joint President and Chief Executive Officer, Bongani Nqwababa said:
Notwithstanding the volatile macro-economic environment in which we operate, Sasol delivered a resilient
performance. This is testament to the robust foundation we have in place to position Sasol for long-term
growth, since we are able to operate profitably and generate healthy free cash flows at oil prices of
US$40/bbl. Our sound business fundamentals are further reflected in our record production volumes and
earlier-than-anticipated realisation of the full Business Performance Enhancement Programme (BPEP)
savings target. Our heightened focus on macro-economic risk mitigations to protect and strengthen our
balance sheet and our ability to operate safe, reliable and sustainable operations positions us well for future
value-based growth.

Joint President and Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Cornell said:
Disciplined cost control, focused cash conservation and effective management of financial risks have enabled
us to continue delivering shareholder value and achieving a competitive market position. These factors,
integral to our DNA, attest to the underlying resilience of our business and our determination to provide
shareholders with a world-class investment. To drive future growth, we will sustain this robust foundation
through meticulous ongoing continuous improvements, while further enhancing our systems and capital
allocation process. As we refine our long-term strategy, our objective is to ensure we have sufficient
flexibility to deliver value-based growth under various scenarios. By identifying all opportunities that can contribute to
increased total shareholder returns, Sasol is driving an exciting new era of growth for our shareholders and
stakeholders. 

Financial results overview(1,3)

Sasol delivered a strong business performance across most of the value chain, with our Secunda Synfuels
Operations (SSO) reporting record volumes and our Eurasian Operations delivering their highest production
volumes since 2015. However, continued volatility in the macro-economic environment, particularly the
stronger rand and low oil price, has adversely impacted our financial performance.

Earnings attributable to shareholders for the year ended 30 June 2017 increased by 54% to R20,4 billion from
R13,2 billion in the prior year. Headline earnings per share (HEPS) decreased by 15% to R35,15 and earnings
per share (EPS) increased by 54% to R33,36 compared to the prior year. The prior year EPS was negatively
impacted by the R9,9 billion partial impairment of our Canadian shale gas assets.

Core headline earnings(2) increased by 6% (R2,29 per share) compared to the prior year. The Sasol Limited
Board ("the Board") considers core headline earnings as an appropriate indicator of the sustainable operating
performance of the group, as it adjusts for period close and once-off items as noted below.
 
Sasol's headline earnings were impacted by the following notable once-off and period close items:

                                                                                     2017       2016
Headline earnings                                                                  R35,15     R41,40
Translation losses/(gains) (including foreign exchange contracts) arising
from a stronger closing rand/US dollar market exchange rate at 30 June 2017         R2,70    (R0,86)
Mark-to-market valuation of oil and foreign exchange derivatives using
forward curves and other market factors at 30 June 2017                           (R1,73)          -
Provision/(reversal of provision) for tax litigation matters                        R1,49    (R3,77)
Impact of prolonged labour actions at Mining in the first half of the year          R1,45          -
Core headline earnings                                                             R39,06     R36,77

Included in remeasurement items is a partial impairment of our US Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) project amounting to
R1,7 billion (US$130 million) due to the uncertainty around the probability and timing of project execution and
the reversal of a partial impairment of the Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP) amounting to R0,8 billion
(US$65 million), which resulted from lower spot discount rates and the extension of the useful life of the
project to 50 years.

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

- SSO increased production volumes by 1% to a record 7,83 million tons;
- Natref production volumes decreased by 5%. Planned plant shutdowns during the first half of the year
  contributed to a 3% decrease in production volumes and unplanned downtime during May 2017 led to a
  2% reduction in production volumes;
- Our Eurasian Operations increased production volumes by 6% due to stronger product demand;
- ORYX GTL achieved a utilisation rate of 95%, compared to 81% in the prior year, which is higher than
  market guidance;
- Our Performance Chemicals business reported a 2% increase in sales volumes, which is at the upper end
  of our market guidance, mainly as a result of stronger demand and improved plant stability; 
- Our Base Chemicals sales volumes increased by 3%, slightly below market guidance, due to extended
  shutdowns at our Chlor Vinyls and Polypropylene plants and a fire at a third party warehouse; and
- Liquid fuels sales volumes in our Energy Business decreased by 2% due to a greater portion of
  production volumes from SSO being allocated to our higher margin yielding chemical businesses and
  lower Natref production volumes. Excluding the effect of the Natref downtime and lower allocated
  volumes from SSO, our liquid fuels sales volumes increased by 1%.

The decrease in the effective corporate tax rate from 36,6% to 28,3% was mainly as a result of the
R9,9 billion partial impairment of our Canadian shale gas assets in the prior year. The adjusted effective tax
rate, excluding equity accounted investments, remeasurements and once-off items, is 26,5% compared to
28,2% in the prior year.

We have seen some recovery in global oil and product prices as average Brent crude oil prices were 15%
higher compared to the prior year (average dated Brent was US$49,77/bbl for the year ended 30 June 2017
compared with US$43,37/bbl in the prior year). Despite softness in commodity chemical prices experienced
at the start of the financial year, we have seen a steady increase in demand and robust margins in certain key
markets. The average margin for our speciality chemicals business remains resilient, despite a margin squeeze
in our ammonia business as a result of oversupply in global markets.

Excluding the effect of our hedging programme, the average rand/US dollar market exchange rate
strengthened by 6% from R14,52 in 2016 to R13,61, and the closing rand/US dollar market exchange rate
strengthened by 11% from R14,71 to R13,06. This resulted in translation losses of R2,3 billion on the valuation
of the balance sheet compared to translation gains of R1,1 billion recognised in the prior year (including
foreign exchange contracts).

We continued to deliver a strong cost performance and managed to contain our cash fixed costs to
below inflation in nominal terms, despite the additional once-off costs incurred due to the Mining strike.
Through our continued focus on cost control and the commitment of our people, we achieved our Business
Performance Enhancement Programme (BPEP) sustainable savings exit run-rate target of R5,4 billion per
annum in 2017, a year earlier than previous market guidance. We have now closed out our BPEP programme,
having achieved the targeted sustainable savings. Going forward we are committed to further drive
continuous improvement to identify opportunities to sustainably drive down costs and deliver improved
returns to our shareholders and stakeholders.

Our comprehensive Response Plan (RP), to counter the effects of a low oil price by focusing on capital
conservation and cash savings, has continued to yield positive results in line with our 2017 targets, despite margin
contraction and the negative impact of a much stronger exchange rate. The RP realised capital conservation and cash 
savings of R32,3 billion in 2017, bringing our total cumulative cash conservation to R69,4 billion. The RP's objective is to place
the company in the best possible position to operate profitably in a US$40/bbl oil price environment and to
proactively manage the balance sheet and our liquidity. We have increased our RP sustainable annual cash
cost savings target from R2,5 billion to at least R3,0 billion by 2019, in addition to the R5,4 billion sustainable
savings from our BPEP. This takes our cumulative sustainable cost savings to R8,4 billion. 

Actual capital expenditure, including accruals, amounted to R60,3 billion. This includes R36,8 billion
(US$2,7 billion) relating to the LCCP. Our actual capital expenditure for the full year is below previous market
guidance of R66 billion, largely due to the stronger exchange rate, re-phasing of the LCCP capital cash flow
and active management of the capital portfolio.

During the current financial year, Sasol entered into a number of hedges to mitigate specific financial risks
and provide protection against unforeseen movements in oil prices, interest rates, currency movements, and
commodity and final product prices. Approximately 50% of the crude oil exposure was hedged with crude oil
put options for 2017 and 2018 at a net price of ~US$48,15/bbl. A total net loss of R237 million (US$17 million)
was recognised during the period. To manage the exposure to the US dollar, approximately 70% of the
rand/US dollar exposure has been hedged with zero-cost collar instruments at a floor of ~R13,46 for 2018.
A net gain of R1 608 million (US$118 million) was recognised during the period. Should appropriate hedges
become available in the market at an acceptable cost, we will enter into additional hedges as mitigation
against these financial risks. 

Our net cash position decreased by 44%, from R52,2 billion in June 2016 to R29,3 billion as at 30 June 2017
mainly due to the funding of the LCCP and the effect of a stronger closing rand/US dollar exchange rate.
Loans raised during the year amounted to R13,3 billion, mainly for the funding of our growth projects. We
have sufficient liquidity in place to fund the LCCP and our business operations.

Cash generated by operating activities decreased by 19% to R44,1 billion compared with R54,7 billion in
the prior year. This is largely attributable to purchases of crude oil options of R1,3 billion (US$103 million),
increases in working capital as well as a stronger rand/ US dollar exchange rate. 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. Accordingly, in support of our funding strategy, gearing increased to 27%,
which is better than our previous market guidance of 30% to 35%. This provides us with additional headroom
compared to our internal targets.

To manage the impact of price volatility and the lower oil price environment, the Board concluded that our
internal gearing ceiling will remain at 44% until the end of the 2018 financial year. The net debt-to-EBITDA
ratio is 1,13 times compared to 0,56 times in the prior year and is expected to remain below our target of 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 macro-economic 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 gross final
dividend of R7,80 per share. The dividend cover was 2,8 times at 30 June 2017 (30 June 2016: 2,8 times).

(1) All comparisons to the prior year refer to the year ended 30 June 2016. Except for earnings attributable to shareholders
    and the RP cash conservation measures, all numbers are quoted on a pre-tax basis.
(2) Core headline earnings are calculated by adjusting headline earnings with once-off items, period close adjustments
    and depreciation and amortisation of significant capital projects, exceeding R4 billion which have reached beneficial
    operation and are still ramping up and share-based payments on implementation of BBBEE transactions. Once-off
    items relate to the impact of the prolonged labour actions at Mining as well as the Sasol Oil tax litigation matter. Period
    close adjustments in relation to the valuation of our derivatives at period end is to remove volatility from earnings
    as these instruments are valued using forward curves and other market factors at the reporting date and could vary
    from period to period. We believe core headline earnings is a useful measure of the group's sustainable operating
    performance. However, this is not a defined term under IFRS and may not be comparable with similarly titled measures
    reported by other companies.
(3) All non-GAAP measures (such as normalised operating profit, core headline earnings, adjusted effective tax rate, etc.)
    have not been audited and reported on by the company's auditors.
(4) Normalised operating profit is calculated by adjusting operating profit for translation effects relating to the closing
    exchange rate, valuation of hedges, remeasurement items, the reversal of the provision relating to Escravos (EGTL) in
    the prior year and the strike at Mining.

Strong operational performance supported by sustained cost
improvements(1,3,4)

Operating Business Units
Mining - uninterrupted supply to Secunda Synfuels Operations, however negatively impacted by
strike action

Operating profit decreased by 21% to R3,7 billion compared to the prior year, primarily due to the impact of
labour actions at our Secunda mining operations in the first half of the financial year. Notwithstanding the
impact of labour actions, we delivered our full supply commitment of coal volumes to the integrated Sasol
value chain through our own production and increased external coal purchases. SSO used additional gas
during the strike period to limit the amount of coal required. The labour action resulted in additional once-off
costs of R1 billion and external coal purchases of R0,4 billion to ensure continuous
supply to SSO. The total cost amounts to R1,4 billion. 

We are still ramping up our operations to achieve targeted production run-rates and flexibility in our operations. A business
improvement programme to improve productivity and cost efficiency is currently underway. We expect to see
our mines return to the targeted level of operational performance in the next 12 months. Due to the lower
productivity, our normalised unit cost of production increased by 13% above inflation to R270/ton compared
to the prior year. Our business improvement programme is further aimed at limiting these cost increases to
inflation with a targeted unit cost of production between R260 - R270/ton for 2018. 

Our export coal business benefited from higher global coal prices during the year; however a portion of the
volumes was sent to SSO during the strike period.

Exploration and Production International - returning to profitability with focused management of
the asset portfolio

Exploration and Production International (E&PI) recorded an operating profit of R585 million compared to
an operating loss of R1,8 billion (excluding the impact of the partial impairment of our Canadian shale gas
operations of R9,9 billion) in the prior year. This result was achieved through focused management of the
asset portfolio and strict cost control. Operating profit includes a translation gain of R337 million versus a
translation loss of R695 million in the prior year.

Operating profit from our Mozambican producing operations increased to R2,0 billion from R1,1 billion in the
prior year, mainly due to a 2% increase in gas production volumes and the net positive impact of foreign
currency translations. 

Our Gabon asset recorded an operating profit of R295 million compared to an operating loss of R994 million
in the prior year, mainly due to higher sales prices, the partial reversal of an impairment of R197 million
and lower depreciation charges. This was offset by an 18% decrease in production volumes resulting from the
deferral of drilling activities in line with our RP cash conservation initiatives.

Our Canadian shale gas asset in Montney generated a lower operating loss of R746 million, compared to an
operating loss of R1,1 billion (excluding the impact of a partial impairment of R9,9 billion) in the prior year. Our
Canadian gas production volumes increased by 6% compared to the prior year, mainly due to completion
activities on existing wells. There were no drilling rigs in operation during the year in line with our RP cash
conservation initiatives.

Strategic Business Units

Performance Chemicals - increased sales volumes, resilient margins

Operating profit of R10 billion increased by 2% on a normalised basis and decreased by 11% in absolute
terms compared to the prior year, mainly as a result of significantly lower margins on ammonia due to lower
market prices, the impact of a stronger rand and a partial impairment of R527 million (US$38,4 million)
relating to our US Phenolics cash generating unit. 

Sales volumes increased by 2% compared to the prior year mainly due to an increase of 2% in Organics
volumes. Our Fischer-Tropsch Wax facility in South Africa continues to ramp up and produced 92 thousand tons (kt) of hard
wax in 2017, which is in line with our forecast. These additional wax volumes were offset by lower volumes
from our European wax facility due to reduced demand.

The European organics products benefited from improved volumes and margins resulting from favourable
market conditions. Our US assets benefited from higher ethylene sales prices during the first half of the
financial year, but subsequently came under pressure as a result of reduced market prices. Cash fixed costs
remained below inflation for the year.

Base Chemicals - increased sales volumes, stronger rand adversely impacted profitability

Operating profit increased by 25% to R5,6 billion compared to the prior year and our operating margin
increased from 13% to 16%. 

Our normalised operating profit of R5,1 billion is at the mid-point of our previous market guidance, but is
13% lower compared to the prior year. This is largely due to the stronger exchange rate, which negatively impacted
earnings by R2,5 billion in 2017.

Sales volumes increased by 3% mainly as a result of higher volumes from SSO and improved production
due to the commissioning of the C3 Expansion project in the prior year. The US dollar basket price of our
commodity chemicals improved by 6% compared to the prior year, but this was negated by the stronger
rand/US dollar exchange rate. Cash fixed costs, normalised for new business set-up costs and higher costs
resulting from the increased ratio of chemicals volumes from SSO, were contained well within inflation.

Energy - strong cost performance, margins remained robust

Operating profit, including equity accounted earnings, of R11,2 billion decreased by R2,9 billion or 20%
compared to the prior year. Normalised operating margins improved by 1% to 21% in 2017.

Normalised operating profit increased by 5% mainly due to higher crude oil prices, solid production
performance of ORYX GTL, further positive contributions from our BPEP and RP initiatives, partially negated
by a 19% decrease in petrol differentials, stronger rand/US dollar exchange rates and lower liquid fuel sales
volumes. In nominal terms, our cash fixed costs increase was contained to less than 1%, well below inflation,
due to strict cost control and lower costs allocated from SSO.

Gas sales volumes were 2% lower compared to the prior year mainly due to lower market demand. Our share
of power produced at the Central Termica de Ressano Garcia (CTRG) joint operation in Mozambique amounted
to 658 gigaWatt-hours of electricity, 1% higher than the prior year.

ORYX GTL delivered an excellent production performance with an average utilisation rate of 95%, while
maintaining a world class safety recordable case rate of zero. ORYX GTL contributed R839 million to operating
profit with volumes increasing by 16% compared to the prior year. In Nigeria, Escravos GTL resumed operation
after completion of the scheduled maintenance programme with both trains running as expected. The plant
is expected to ramp up towards design capacity during the year.

Advancing projects to enable future growth

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

-    Growing our footprint in North America:

     -  Overall construction on the LCCP continues on all fronts, with most engineering and procurement
        activities nearing completion. At 30 June 2017, capital expenditure amounted to US$7,5 billion,
        and the overall project completion was 74%. The total forecasted capital cost for the project
        remains within the approved US$11 billion budget and project progress is tracking the approved
        schedule. This budget includes a contingency which, measured against industry norms for this
        stage of project completion, is considered sufficient to effectively complete the project to beneficial
        operation (BO) within the approved budget. Various savings opportunities have been identified and
        are continuously being implemented to mitigate project risks. Although unplanned event-driven
        risks may still impact the execution and cost of the project, we are confident that the remaining
        construction, procurement, execution and business readiness risks can be managed within the
        budget. We continue to monitor the economics of the project against the backdrop of a challenging
        macro-economic environment. We rely extensively on the views of independent market consultants
        in formulating our views on our long-term assumptions. Their views differ significantly, from period
        to period, which again is indicative of the volatility in the market. For these reasons, the internal 
        rate of return (IRR) for the LCCP, based on these different sets of price assumptions, varies between 
        a range of returns which is both higher and lower than our weighted average cost of capital (WACC). 
        At spot market prices, using the last quarter of 2017 as a reference, the IRR is between 8% to 8,5%.
        We are of the view that limited structural changes have occurred to market fundamentals since February 2017, 
        when we last published the expected long-term IRR of the project, hence, based on our internal assessment, we are 
        of the view that the IRR is in a range of 7% to 8% (Sasol WACC at 8% in US$ terms) based on conservative 
        ethane prices. The cracker, however, remains cost competitive and is at the lower end of the cost curve 
        for ethylene producers. We will continue to focus on factors that we can control, which are progressing the 
        cost and schedule of the project according to plan. The updated economics, earnings profile, capital spend 
        and sensitivities are detailed in the Analyst Book available on our website, www.sasol.com.

      - Construction of our 50% joint venture high-density polyethylene plant with Ineos Olefins and
        Polymers USA is essentially complete and we are in the commissioning phase with start-up on
        track for quarter four in calendar year 2017. The plant will be the largest bi-modal high density
        polyethylene (HDPE) manufacturing facility in the US (470kt per annum) and is expected to produce
        some of the most cost competitive performance resins based on InnoveneTM S technology. The
        market conditions continue to be favourable with low feedstock cost and strong polyethylene
        market demand.

-   Focusing on our asset base in Southern Africa:

     -  Our strategic R14 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. Phase 2 of the Impumelelo Colliery project commenced during the first half of
        the 2016 calendar year and is on track to be completed within budget of R0,9 billion, late in the 2019
        calendar year.

     -  The development of the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) licence area in Mozambique remains
        on budget and schedule. We have successfully drilled and tested four oil wells and two gas wells, and
        captured 3D seismic over parts of the PSA. Gas reserves look promising and in line with expectations.
        We are now anticipating oil production between the mid to lower end of the range anticipated in
        the Field Development Plan. The surface facilities design and oil field development plan are being
        optimised in line with the lower volumes, and it is anticipated that substantial capital savings will be realised.  
 
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 experienced the loss of five of our colleagues
     during the year. Our thoughts remain with our colleagues' families and friends. Our safety RCR for
     employees and service providers, excluding illnesses, improved to 0,28 at 30 June 2017 (0,29 as at
     30 June 2016). We retain our focus on safety and strive for zero harm.

-    During the year, we invested R1,6 billion in skills development and socio-economic 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. In line with our commitment to support our fenceline communities, we
     increased our investment in Secunda and Sasolburg by 54% to R128 million.

-    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 does not address the structural
     issues that lie at the heart of the country's carbon 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, 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 these policy issues.

-    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 initial postponement applications from the National Air Quality
     Officer, which, while aligned with our requests, imposed stretched targets reflected in our atmospheric
     emission licences. In some cases shorter postponements were granted and further applications have
     been made to extend compliance timeframes in line with our committed environmental roadmaps.

-    We continue to measure our comprehensive climate change response in accordance with our key
     performance indicators. Our total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the financial year 30 June 2017
     is 67,6 million tons compared to 69,3 million tons for the prior year. Our GHG emissions intensity
     (measured in carbon dioxide equivalent per ton of production) is relatively constant at 3,66 due to lower
     production resulting from planned shutdowns.  GHG targets in South Africa are being developed in
     conjunction with the South African government's process for setting carbon budgets.

-    The improvement in our utility Energy Intensity Index (EII) of 4,2% exceeded our internal target of 1%
     improvement for the year for our operations in South Africa. Including our international operations, we
     improved our EII by 1,67% from the previous financial year.

-    During the year, we paid R35,6 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.

-    The revised Mining Charter was published on 15 June 2017. It is intended to ensure alignment between
     the BBBEE Act and the Mining Charter and introduces a number of new requirements which may
     have a significant impact on Sasol. Amongst others, it increases the Black Economic Empowerment
     (BEE) ownership targets from 26% to 30% and requires an additional payment of 1% of the turnover
     generated by new mining rights to its BEE shareholders. The Chamber of Mines applied to the High Court
     for an urgent interdict to suspend the implementation of the revised Mining Charter until such a time
     as an application for a judicial review of the revised Mining Charter has been dealt with. The Minister of
     Mineral Resources announced on 12 July 2017 not to implement the revised Mining Charter pending the
     completion of the litigation. Sasol is assessing the impact of the revised Mining Charter on its business.
 
Business performance outlook* - strong production performance and cost reductions to continue

The current economic climate continues to remain highly volatile and uncertain. While oil price and foreign
exchange movements are outside our control and may impact our results, our focus remains firmly
on managing factors within our control, including volume growth, security of feedstock supply, cost
optimisation, effective capital allocation, focused financial risk management and maintaining an investment
grade credit rating.

We expect an overall strong operational performance for 2018, with:

- Base Chemicals US dollar product prices to recover during the year and our South African Base Chemicals
  sales volumes to be between 3% to 5% higher than the prior year; in addition our US high-density
  polyethylene plant will contribute an additional 80kt to 110kt during the second half of the year.
  Normalised operating profit is estimated to be between R3 billion to R5 billion;
- Performance Chemicals sales volumes, excluding merchant ethylene which will now be accounted
  for in Base Chemicals, to be between 2% to 3% higher, with average margins for the business
  remaining resilient;
- Liquid fuels sales volumes to be marginally below 60 million barrels due to planned shutdowns at Natref;
- Gas production volumes from the Petroleum Production Agreement to be between 114 bscf and 118 bscf;
- Average utilisation rate at ORYX GTL in Qatar to exceed 90%;
- Normalised cash fixed costs to remain in line with SA PPI;
- Cumulative capital conservation and cash flow contribution from our RP to be close to the upper end of our targeted range of
  R65 billion to R75 billion by the end of FY18;
- Capital expenditure, including capital accruals, of R59 billion for 2018 and R37 billion for 2019 as we
  progress with the execution of our growth plan and strategy. Capital estimates may change as a result
  of exchange rate volatility and other factors;
- Our balance sheet gearing up to a level of between 35% and 44%;
- Rand/US dollar exchange rate to range between R13,00 and R14,50; and
- Average Brent crude oil prices to remain between US$45/bbl and US$55/bbl.

* The financial information contained in this business performance outlook is the responsibility of the directors and
  in accordance with standard practice, it is noted that this information has not been audited and reported on by the
  company's auditors. 

Competition law compliance

The South African Competition Commission is conducting proceedings against various petroleum products
producers, including Sasol. The Competition Commission has finalised a market inquiry in the South African
LPG market and Sasol is in the process of implementing the Commission's recommendations. We continue
to interact and co-operate with the South African Competition Commission in respect of the areas that are
subject to the Commission's investigations. To the extent appropriate, further announcements will be made in future.

Tax litigation and contingency

The South African Revenue Service ("SARS") has issued revised assessments for Sasol Oil (Pty) Ltd
("Sasol Oil") relating to a dispute around its international crude oil procurement activities for the 2005
to 2012 tax years. These revisions could result in potential adjustments to the company's taxable income
and an additional tax liability including interest and penalties of approximately R1,2 billion for the periods
2005 to 2014. Sasol Oil has co-operated fully with SARS during the course of the audit related to these
assessments. SARS' decisions to suspend the payment of this disputed tax for the periods 2005 to 2012
currently remain in force. The litigation process in the Tax Court, relating to the international crude oil
procurement activities for the 2005 to 2007 years of assessment was concluded and judgement was
delivered on 30 June 2017 in favour of SARS. As a result, a liability of R1,2 billion has been recognised in
the annual financial statements in respect of the 2005 to 2014 matters that remain the subject of the
ongoing litigation. Sasol Oil, in consultation with its tax and legal advisors, does not support the basis of the
judgement and issued a Notice of Intention to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal on 31 July 2017. The Tax
Court granted Sasol Oil's application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal on 14 August 2017.

SARS has notified Sasol Oil of its intention to place on hold the field audit relating to this issue for the 1999 to
2004 tax years pending the outcome of the litigation. As a result of the judgement handed down on 30 June
2017, a possible obligation may arise from the field audit, which is regarded as a contingent liability.

In addition, there could be a potential tax exposure of R11,6 billion for the periods 2013 to 2014 on varying
tax principles relating to the aforementioned activities. Supported by its specialist tax and external legal
advisors, Sasol Oil disagrees with SARS' assessment for 2013 and 2014 periods. Accordingly, Sasol Oil
has submitted an objection to the revised assessments and requested suspension of payment. Sasol Oil and
SARS have come to a resolution with regards to the request for suspension of payment, resulting in
SARS suspending payment for the significant majority of the disputed tax. Further based on the outcome of the
Tax Court judgement, a possible obligation may arise for the tax years subsequent to 2014, which could give
rise to a further contingent liability at 30 June 2017.

Change in directors 

Ms GMB Kennealy and Ms ME Nkeli were appointed as Non-executive Directors with effect from 1 March 2017.

Declaration of cash dividend number 76

A final gross cash dividend of South African 780 cents per ordinary share (30 June 2016 - 910 cents per
ordinary share) has been declared for the financial year ended 30 June 2017. 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 for the ensuing year. The dividend has been declared out of retained earnings (income
reserves). The South African dividend withholding tax rate is 20%. At the declaration date, there are 651 439
446 ordinary (including 8 809 886 treasury shares), 25 547 081 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 624 cents per share, while the dividend amount payable to shareholders who are
exempt from dividend withholding tax is 780 cents per share.

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

Declaration date                                                                  Monday, 21 August 2017
Last day for trading to qualify for and participate in the final dividend      Tuesday, 5 September 2017
(cum dividend)
Trading ex dividend commences                                                Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Record date                                                                     Friday, 8 September 2017
Dividend payment date (electronic and certificated register)                   Monday, 11 September 2017

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

Ex dividend on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)                                Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Record date                                                                     Friday, 8 September 2017
Approximate date for currency conversion                                      Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Approximate dividend payment date                                            Thursday, 21 September 2017

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

On Monday, 11 September 2017, 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, 11 September 2017. Share certificates
may not be dematerialised or re-materialised between 6 September 2017 and 8 September 2017, both
days inclusive.

On behalf of the Board

Mandla Gantsho                    
Chairman                          

Bongani Nqwababa                  
Joint President and Chief Executive Officer                 

Stephen Cornell                   
Joint President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul Victor
Chief Financial Officer

Sasol Limited
18 August 2017

The summarised financial statements are presented on a consolidated basis.

Income statement
for the year ended 30 June

   2015       2016       2017                                              2017        2016        2015
  US$m*      US$m*      US$m*                                                Rm          Rm          Rm
 16 181     11 911     12 668    Turnover                               172 407     172 942     185 266
                                 Materials, energy and
(7 002)    (4 912)    (5 249)    consumables used                      (71 436)     (71 320)    (80 169)
  (528)      (476)      (471)    Selling and distribution costs         (6 405)      (6 914)     (6 041)
  (666)      (582)      (636)    Maintenance expenditure                (8 654)      (8 453)     (7 628)
(1 930)    (1 647)    (1 794)    Employee-related expenditure          (24 417)     (23 911)    (22 096)
                                 Exploration expenditure and
   (48)       (20)       (36)    feasibility costs                        (491)        (282)       (554)
(1 185)    (1 127)    (1 190)    Depreciation and amortisation         (16 204)     (16 367)    (13 567)
  (866)      (625)      (922)    Other expenses and income             (12 550)      (9 073)     (9 912)
   (84)         10       (88)      Translation (losses)/gains**         (1 201)          150       (959)
                                   Other operating expenses and
  (782)      (635)      (834)      income                              (11 349)      (9 223)     (8 953)
   (70)      (888)      (119)    Remeasurement items                    (1 616)     (12 892)       (807)
    179         35         79    Equity accounted profits net of tax      1 071          509       2 057
  4 065      1 669      2 330    Operating profit                        31 705       24 239      46 549
    112        125        115    Finance income                           1 568        1 819       1 274
  (195)      (161)      (240)    Finance costs                          (3 265)      (2 340)     (2 230)
  3 982      1 633      2 205    Profit before tax                       30 008       23 718      45 593
(1 260)      (598)      (624)    Taxation                               (8 495)      (8 691)    (14 431)
  2 722      1 035      1 581    Profit for the year                     21 513       15 027      31 162
                                 Attributable to                                                       
  2 595        911      1 497    Owners of Sasol Limited                 20 374       13 225      29 716
                                 Non-controlling interests in
    127        124         84    subsidiaries                             1 139        1 802       1 446
  2 722      1 035      1 581                                            21 513       15 027      31 162

    US$        US$        US$    Earnings per share                        Rand         Rand        Rand

   4,25       1,49       2,45    Basic earnings per share                 33,36        21,66       48,71
   4,25       1,49       2,44    Diluted earnings per share               33,27        21,66       48,70

*  Supplementary non-IFRS information. US dollar convenience translation, converted at average exchange rate of
   R13,61/US$1 (30 June 2016 - R14,52/US$1; 30 June 2015 - R11,45/US$1).
** A loss of R1 107 million (30 June 2016 - R920 million gain; 30 June 2015 - R156 million loss) arising from foreign exchange
   contracts (FECs) has been reclassified from translation (losses)/gains, to other operating expenses and income, in
   accordance with the recognition of other derivative gains and losses.

Statement of comprehensive income
for the year ended 30 June
                                                                              2017       2016       2015
                                                                                Rm         Rm         Rm

Profit for the year                                                         21 513     15 027     31 162
Other comprehensive income, net of tax                                                                
Items that can be subsequently reclassified to the
income statement                                                           (8 931)     13 253      3 604

    Effect of translation of foreign operations                           (10 074)     15 112      3 590
    Effect of cash flow hedges                                               1 821    (2 855)          -
    Fair value of investments available for sale                                11        (7)         16
    Tax on items that can be subsequently reclassified to
    the income statement                                                     (689)      1 003        (2)

Items that cannot be subsequently reclassified to
the income statement                                                           743      (546)      (593)

    Remeasurements on post-retirement benefit
    obligations                                                              1 114      (877)      (847)
    Tax on items that cannot be subsequently reclassified
    to the income statement                                                  (371)        331        254

Total comprehensive income for the year                                     13 325     27 734     34 173

Attributable to                                                                                        
Owners of Sasol Limited                                                     12 234     25 890     32 727
Non-controlling interests in subsidiaries                                    1 091      1 844      1 446

                                                                            13 325     27 734     34 173

Statement of financial position
at 30 June

    2016        2017                                                       2017         2016
   US$m*       US$m*                                                         Rm           Rm
                        Assets                                                               
  10 541      12 157    Property, plant and equipment                   158 773      155 054
   7 071      10 010    Assets under construction                       130 734      104 011
     182         181    Goodwill and other intangible assets              2 361        2 680
     892         904    Equity accounted investments                     11 813       13 118
      42          48    Post-retirement benefit assets                      622          614
     230         236    Deferred tax assets                               3 082        3 389
     252         276    Other long-term assets                            3 600        3 715
  19 210      23 812    Non-current assets                              310 985      282 581
      72          17    Assets in disposal groups held for sale             216        1 064
   1 618       1 943    Inventories                                      25 374       23 798
   2 102       2 310    Trade and other receivables                      30 179       30 913
       3         210    Short-term financial assets                       2 739           42
     158         138    Cash restricted for use                           1 803        2 331
   3 398       2 117    Cash                                             27 643       49 985
   7 351       6 735    Current assets                                   87 954      108 133
  26 561      30 547    Total assets                                    398 939      390 714
                        Equity and liabilities                                               
  14 072      16 211    Shareholders' equity                            211 711      206 997
     368         423    Non-controlling interests                         5 523        5 421
  14 440      16 634    Total equity                                    217 234      212 418
   5 303       5 690    Long-term debt                                   74 312       78 015
   1 279       1 275    Long-term provisions                             16 648       18 810
     864         847    Post-retirement benefit obligations              11 069       12 703
      43          70    Long-term deferred income                           910          631
     193          56    Long-term financial liabilities                     733        2 844
   1 611       1 980    Deferred tax liabilities                         25 860       23 691
   9 293       9 918    Non-current liabilities                         129 532      136 694
     136         744    Short-term debt                                   9 718        2 000
      58          57    Short-term financial liabilities                    740          855
   2 625       3 185    Other current liabilities                        41 592       38 611
       9           9    Bank overdraft                                      123          136
   2 828       3 995    Current liabilities                              52 173       41 602
  26 561      30 547    Total equity and liabilities                    398 939      390 714

* Supplementary non-IFRS information. US dollar convenience translation, converted at closing rate of R13,06/US$1
  (30 June 2016 - R14,71/US$1).

Statement of changes in equity
for the year ended 30 June

                                                                2017        2016        2015
                                                                  Rm          Rm          Rm

Balance at beginning of year                                 212 418     196 483     174 769
Shares issued on implementation of share options                   -          54         144
Share-based payment expense                                      463         123         501
Long-term incentive scheme converted to equity
settled                                                          645           -           -
Total comprehensive income for the year                       13 325      27 734      34 173
Dividends paid to shareholders                               (8 628)    (10 680)    (12 739)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests in
subsidiaries                                                   (989)     (1 296)       (365)

Balance at end of year                                       217 234     212 418     196 483

Comprising                                                                                   
Share capital                                                 29 282      29 282      29 228
Share repurchase programme                                   (2 641)     (2 641)     (2 641)
Retained earnings                                            176 714     164 917     161 078
Share-based payment reserve                                 (12 525)    (13 582)    (12 403)
Foreign currency translation reserve                          23 285      33 316      18 289
Remeasurements on post-retirement benefits                   (1 790)     (2 533)     (1 976)
Investment fair value reserve                                     33          26          42
Cash flow hedge accounting reserve                             (647)     (1 788)         (7)

Shareholders' equity                                         211 711     206 997     191 610
Non-controlling interests                                      5 523       5 421       4 873

Total equity                                                 217 234     212 418     196 483

Statement of cash flows
for the year ended 30 June

                                                                2017        2016        2015
                                                                  Rm          Rm          Rm

Cash receipts from customers                                 172 061     175 994     186 839
Cash paid to suppliers and employees                       (127 992)   (121 321)   (125 056)

Cash generated by operating activities                        44 069      54 673      61 783
Dividends received from equity accounted
investments                                                    1 539         887       2 812
Finance income received                                        1 464       1 633       1 234
Finance costs paid                                           (3 612)     (3 249)     (2 097)
Tax paid                                                     (6 352)     (9 329)    (10 057)
Dividends paid                                               (8 628)    (10 680)    (12 739)

Cash retained from operating activities                       28 480      33 935      40 936

Total additions to non-current assets                       (56 812)    (70 497)    (42 645)

Additions to non-current assets                             (60 343)    (73 748)    (45 106)
Increase in capital project related payables                   3 531       3 251       2 461
Additional cash contributions to equity accounted
investments                                                    (444)       (548)       (588)
Proceeds on disposals and scrappings                             788         569       1 210
Other net cash flow from investing activities                  (209)       (558)        (62)

Cash used in investing activities                           (56 677)    (71 034)    (42 085)

Share capital issued on implementation of share
options                                                            -          54         144
Dividends paid to non-controlling shareholders in
subsidiaries                                                   (989)     (1 296)       (365)
Proceeds from long-term debt                                   9 277      34 008      14 543
Repayments of long-term debt                                 (2 364)     (3 120)     (1 663)
Proceeds from short-term debt                                  4 033       2 901       2 686
Repayments of short-term debt                                (1 410)     (3 369)     (2 280)

Cash generated by financing activities                         8 547      29 178      13 065

Translation effects on cash and cash equivalents             (3 207)       7 069       3 095

(Decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents            (22 857)       (852)      15 011

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year                52 180      53 032      38 021

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year                      29 323      52 180      53 032

Salient features
for the year ended 30 June

                                                                 2017       2016        2015

Selected ratios                                                                              
Return on equity                                       %          9,7        6,6        16,4
Finance costs cover                                times          9,2        8,0        22,8
Net borrowings to shareholders' equity
(gearing)                                              %         26,7       14,6       (2,8)
Dividend cover - Headline earnings per
share                                              times          2,8        2,8         2,7
Share statistics                                                                             
Total shares in issue                            million        679,8      679,8       679,5
Sasol ordinary shares in issue                   million        651,4      651,4       651,1
Treasury shares (share repurchase
programme)                                       million          8,8        8,8         8,8
Weighted average number of shares                million        610,7      610,7       610,1
Diluted weighted average number of 
shares                                           million        612,4      610,7       610,2
Share price (closing)                               Rand       366,50     397,17      450,00
Market capitalisation - Sasol ordinary
shares                                                Rm      238 738    258 717     292 995
Market capitalisation - Sasol BEE
ordinary shares                                       Rm          866        892         994
Net asset value per share                           Rand       348,27     340,51      315,36
Dividend per share                                  Rand        12,60      14,80       18,50
- interim                                           Rand         4,80       5,70        7,00
- final                                             Rand         7,80       9,10       11,50

Other financial information                                                                 
Total debt (including bank overdraft)                 Rm       84 153     80 151      42 919

- interest bearing                                    Rm       82 849     79 175      42 187
- non-interest bearing                                Rm        1 304        976         732

Finance expense capitalised                           Rm        2 764      2 253       1 118
Capital commitments (subsidiaries and
joint operations)                                     Rm       90 736    137 286     116 236

- authorised and contracted for                       Rm      154 739    143 380     109 448
- authorised but not yet contracted for               Rm       61 673     95 590      66 266
- less expenditure to the end of year                 Rm    (125 676)  (101 684)    (59 478)

                                                                 2017       2016        2015
Capital commitments (equity
accounted investments)                                Rm          584        608         648

- authorised and contracted for                       Rm          292        175         716
- authorised but not yet contracted for               Rm          573        756         691
- less expenditure to the end of year                 Rm        (281)      (323)       (759)

Significant items in operating profit                                                       
Directors' remuneration, excluding
long-term incentives                                  Rm           77         71          91
Share appreciation rights with
performance targets granted to
directors - cumulative(3)                            000          147        518         535
Long-term incentive rights granted to
directors - cumulative(3)                            000          303        290         195
Sasol Inzalo share rights granted to
directors - cumulative(3)                            000           20         25          25
Effective tax rate                                     %         28,3       36,6        31,7
Adjusted effective tax rate(1)                         %         26,5       28,2        33,0
Number of employees(2)                            number       30 900     30 100      30 919
Average crude oil price - dated Brent         US$/barrel        49,77      43,37       73,46
Average rand/US$ exchange rate               1US$ = Rand        13,61      14,52       11,45
Closing rand/US$ exchange rate               1US$ = Rand        13,06      14,71       12,17

(1) Effective tax rate adjusted for equity accounted investments, remeasurement items and once-off items.
(2) 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.
(3) Ms VN Fakude resigned as director with effect from 31 December 2016, long-term incentive rights, share appreciation
    rights and Inzalo share rights attributable to her are retained, subject to appropriate service penalties, with unchanged
    vesting periods.

                                                                 2017       2016        2015
                                                                   Rm         Rm          Rm
Reconciliation of headline earnings                                                          
Earnings attributable to owners of Sasol
Limited                                                        20 374     13 225      29 716
Effect of remeasurement items for
subsidiaries and joint operations                               1 616     12 892         807

 Impairment of property, plant and
 equipment                                                        415      8 424         294
 Impairment of assets under construction                        1 942      3 586       2 555
 Impairment of goodwill and other
 intangible assets                                                120        310           3
 Impairment of other assets                                         -          -           1
 Reversal of impairment                                       (1 136)          -     (2 036)
 Fair value write down - assets held for sale                      64          -           -  
 Profit on disposal of non-current
 assets                                                          (21)      (389)        (93)
 (Profit)/loss on disposal of investments in
 businesses                                                      (51)        226         410
 Scrapping of non-current assets                                  283      1 099         549
 Write-off of unsuccessful exploration wells                        -        (3)           -
 Realisation of foreign currency translation
 reserve                                                            -      (361)       (876)
Tax effects and non-controlling interests                       (539)      (846)       (165)
Effect of remeasurement items for equity
accounted investments                                              14         13         (1)

Headline earnings                                              21 465     25 284      30 357

Headline earnings adjustments per
above                                                                                         
- Mining                                                            6         31          31
- Exploration and Production International                        (6)      9 963       3 126
- Energy                                                        1 844      1 267       (104)
- Base Chemicals                                                (901)      1 723          93
- Performance Chemicals                                           663         55     (1 804)
- Group Functions                                                  10      (147)       (535)

Remeasurement items                                             1 616     12 892         807

Headline earnings per share                         Rand        35,15      41,40       49,76
Diluted headline earnings per share                 Rand        35,05      41,40       49,75

The reader is referred to the definitions contained in the 2017 Sasol Limited financial statements.

Basis of preparation 

The summarised consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with the JSE Limited's
(JSE) Listings 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 2017. 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
Fair value is determined using valuation techniques as outlined unless the instrument is listed in an active
market. Where possible, inputs are based on quoted prices and other market determined variables.

Fair value hierarchy
The table below represents significant financial instruments measured at fair value at reporting date, or
for which fair value is disclosed at 30 June 2017. The US dollar bond, the interest rate swap, the crude oil
put options, the zero-cost foreign exchange collars and the coal swaps were considered to be significant
financial instruments for the group based on the amounts recognised in the statement of financial position
and the fact that these instruments are traded in an active market. 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. Financial instruments have been classified into the hierarchical levels in line with IFRS 13.

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.

                                       Carrying
                     IFRS 13 fair         value   Fair value    Valuation        
Instrument           value hierarchy         Rm           Rm    method             Significant inputs
  
Listed long-term     Level 1             13 014       13 365    Fair value         Quoted market price
debt                                                                               for the same or
                                                                                   similar instruments
  
Derivative financial Level 2              1 271        1 271    Forward rate       Foreign exchange
assets and                                                      interpolator       rates, market
liabilities                                                     model,             commodity prices,
                                                                discounted         US$ swap curve, as
                                                                expected cash      appropriate
                                                                flows, numerical
                                                                approximation,
                                                                as appropriate

Independent audit by the auditors:

These summarised consolidated financial statements, including the segment report for the year ended 30 June 2017, 
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 Place, 50 Katherine Street, Sandton, Johannesburg 2090
PO Box 5486, Johannesburg 2000, South Africa

Share registrars: Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd, Rosebank Towers, 15 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196
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 GMB Kennealy*, Ms NNA Matyumza*, Ms IN Mkhize*, Mr ZM Mkhize*, 
Mr MJN Njeke*, Ms ME Nkeli*, 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), 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

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, executing
our growth projects (including LCCP) oil and gas reserves and cost reductions, including in connection with our BPEP,
RP and our business performance outlook. Words such as "believe", "anticipate", "expect", "intend", "seek", "will", "plan",
"could", "may", "endeavour", "target", "forecast" 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 on Form 20-F filed on 27 September 2016 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".

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

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