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Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 6-K
Report on Form 6-K for November, 2018
Commission File Number 1-31615
Sasol Limited
50 Katherine Street
Sandton 2196
South Africa
(Name and address of registrant’s principal executive office)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or
Form 40-F.
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T Rule 101(b)(1): ____
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furnish a report or other document that the registrant foreign private issuer must furnish and make public
under the laws of the jurisdiction in which the registrant is incorporated, domiciled or legally organized
(the registrant’s “home country”), or under the rules of the home country exchange on which the
registrant’s securities are traded, as long as the report or other document is not a press release, is not
required to be and has not been distributed to the registrant’s security holders, and, if discussing a material
event, has already been the subject of a Form 6-K submission or other Commission filing on EDGAR.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also
thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934.
Yes _____ No __X__
If “Yes” is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule
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Sasol Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1979/003231/06)
Sasol Ordinary Share codes:
Sasol Ordinary ISIN codes:
Sasol BEE Ordinary Share code: JSE: SOLBE1
Sasol BEE Ordinary ISIN code: ZAE000151817
(“Sasol” or “the Company”)

Trading statement for the financial half year ending 31 December 2018

Sasol is expected to deliver a solid set of results, underpinned by higher Brent crude oil and product
prices, a weaker average rand exchange rate, a satisfactory performance of its global assets and
much lower remeasurement items during the six months ending 31 December 2018. Our underlying
cash flow performance and earnings are expected to be much stronger than the period ended 31
December 2017 (prior period).

Headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six months ending 31 December 2018 are expected to
increase by between 12% and 29% (approximating R2,12 to R5,12 per share) compared to the prior
period HEPS of R17,67. Earnings per share (EPS) for the same period are also expected to increase
by between 80% and 100% (approximating R9,03 to R11,29 per share) from the prior period EPS of

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA*) are expected to increase by
between 10% and 30% largely driven by stronger macroeconomics and core** headline earnings per
share (CHEPS) are expected to increase by between 15% and 35% (approximating R2,73 to R6,38
per share) compared to the prior period CHEPS of R18,22. The difference between CHEPS and
EBITDA is largely due to depreciation and employee share-based payment expenses.

A detailed production summary and key business performance metrics for the financial half year for
all our businesses will be available on our website, on 24 January 2019 and an
announcement will be published on SENS notifying shareholders accordingly. We will at this date
include a more detailed analysis on our earnings performance including the impact of the closing rate
at 31 December 2018.

Our results for the six months ending 31 December 2018 may be further affected by actual trading
results in the remaining period and any further adjustments resulting from our half year-end closure
process. This may result in a change in the estimated earnings noted above. This trading statement
only deals with the comparison to the prior period.

The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and
reported on by the Company's external auditors. Sasol will be releasing its audited results for the six
months ending 31 December 2018 on Monday, 25 February 2019.

* EBITDA is calculated by adjusting operating profit for depreciation, amortisation, remeasurement
items, share-based payments and unrealised gains and losses on our hedging activities.
** Core HEPS are calculated by adjusting headline earnings with once-off items, period close
adjustments and depreciation and amortisation of capital projects, exceeding R4 billion which have
reached beneficial operation and are still ramping up and share-based payments on implementation
of B-BBEE transactions. Period close adjustments in relation to the valuation of our derivatives at
period end are 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.
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We believe core headline earnings are 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. The aforementioned adjustments are the
responsibility of the directors of Sasol. The adjustments have been prepared for illustrative purposes
only and due to their nature, may not fairly present Sasol’s financial position, changes in equity,
results of operations or cash flows.

21 November 2018

Sponsor: Deutsche Securities (SA) Proprietary Limited
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 28 August 2018 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.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant, Sasol Limited, has
duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Date: 21 November 2018
/s/ V D Kahla
Name: Vuyo Dominic Kahla
Title: Company Secretary