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Free State Business 2019 edition

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Free State Business is a unique guide to business and investment in the Free State Province of South Africa. The Free State has several investment and business opportunities. The official launch of the Maluti-A-Phofung Special Economic Zone is a significant event for the economy of South Africa’s most centrally located province. Overviews on each of the key economic sectors provide up-to-date information on trends in the mining and tourism sectors, for example. Regular information about the size and nature of each sector is also included.

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Regular maintenance ensures safe and reliable operations Sasol is most grateful to every employee and the 2 486 contract workers employed by Service Providers who worked 178 941 labour hours to successfully complete the shutdowns. 68 years ago the first sod was turned in Sasolburg in the Free State to mark what was to become Sasol, a global 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. 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 lower-carbon electricity. We employ more than 31 000 people working in 32 countries. The original Sasol facility in Sasolburg forms part of Sasol’s Operations that consists of our core chemical and energy product manufacturing assets. In Southern Africa these are Secunda Synfuels, Secunda Chemicals, Mozambique, Sasolburg, Satellite and Natref Operations. Internationally they include facilities in the US, Europe and Asia. The value proposition of these operation hubs lies in our ability to integrate and operate complex technologies at scale, with world-class product quality and cost advantages. During the previous financial year, Sasol’s Sasolburg Operations increased production volumes by 2%, supported by our expanded wax facilities that were officially

During September 2018 alone, 27 054 shutdown activities were performed safely by contractors and Sasol employees at seven Sasol plants in Sasolburg. inaugurated on 6 February 2018. In line with our aim of ensuring safe, reliable and environmentally compliant facilities, our operations focus on optimising their processes, improving efficiency and promoting safety in the workplace. This is achieved through activities such as regular inspections and maintenance work performed during plant shutdowns to ensure the safety and integrity of our operations. our shareholders, employees and stakeholders. Sasolburg Operations therefore holds substantial longterm value that requires continuous investment to enhance the efficiency and reliability of our facilities,” said Sasolburg Operations Senior Vice President, Louis Fourie. During September 2018, seven plants conducted shutdowns in Sasolburg, while a further 11 plants will perform shutdowns during the first quarter of 2019 as part of our four-yearly shutdown cycle. “Our common goal is to make Sasol a great company that delivers long-term value to

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