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Sasol | Company Information from ICIS


Sasol is a diversified chemical and fuel company with production facilities in South Africa and several other countries worldwide. Its principal feedstocks are obtained from coal but it also uses other hydrocarbon raw materials in its global petrochemicals plants. Sasol's chemical businesses include Sasol Olefins & Surfactants, Sasol Polymers, Sasol Solvents, Sasol Wax and Sasol Nitro.


Sasol believes that it has a good business strategy, exciting and achievable growth plans and competitive technologies. Sasol's growth strategy includes the development of world scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) or coal-to-liquids (CTL) plants outside South Africa with its partners, based on a clear, focused selection of opportunities for which Sasol has a strong value proposition. It also plans to grow existing and/or another one or two additional chemical hubs that are not based on Fischer Tropsch technology.


Sasol also has plans to expand the South African gas business and increase Sasol Synfuels’ capacity. It will enhance and optimise the composition of its chemicals portfolio by encouraging each business unit to focus on maximising its value proposition. The company will explore the feasibility of an additional CTL plant in South Africa.


Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sasol employs around 33,339 people.


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Key Personnel


Chairman: Hixonia Nyasulu

Chief executive officer: David Constable

Non-executive chairman: Pieter Cox

Executive director: Nolitha Fakude

Executive director: Benny Mokaba

Executive director: Christine Ramon

Non-executive director: Elisabeth Bradley

Non-executive director: Brian Connellan

Non-executive director: Henk Dijkgraaf

Non-executive director: Mandla Gantsho

Non-executive director: Anshu Jain

Non-executive director: Imogen Mkhize

Non-executive director: Jurgen Schrempp

Non-executive director: Tom Wixley

Non-executive director: Greg Lewin




Sasol Limited 
1 Sturdee Avenue (PO Box 5486)
Rosebank 2196
Johannesburg 2000
South Africa

Tel:  +27 11 441 3111
Fax:  +27 11 788 5092 

Sasol Company Structure

Sasol is a diversified petrochemical company with production facilities in South Africa and several other countries worldwide. The history of Sasol dates back to 1927 when a white paper was tabled in parliament to investigate the establishment of an oil-from-coal industry in South Africa. It was realised then that South Africa did not have any crude oil reserves and that the country's balance of payments had to be protected against increasing crude oil imports. After many years of research and international negotiations, the company was eventually formed in 1950. Sasol was listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in 1979 and on the New York Nasdaq stock market in 1982.
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Sasol Strategy & Financial Highlights

Sasol will concentrate on its strategy of “investing for growth”. Sasol believes that it has a good business strategy, exciting and achievable growth plans and competitive technologies. Even though it says the variability of the business environment in which Sasol operates makes it difficult to forecast likely trends for oil, chemical and associated prices and margins, the company has set its sights on achieving further growth in headline earnings in years to come. (Edited from annual report and company website). ICIS also provides you with key financial data listed in table form. More about Sasol Strategy & Financial Highlights


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