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Mpumalanga Business 2021-22


A NEW NORMAL HAS EMERGED Sasol has partnered with the government of Mpumalanga in a massive vaccination drive. Since the start of 2020, Sasol, together with many other companies, sectors and communities across the world, has been facing the countless challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. This global pandemic continues to have a profound impact on our businesses, lives and livelihoods. From school disruptions to devastated industries and millions of jobs losses, the social and economic costs of the pandemic are many and varied. Since the arrival of the pandemic in late 2019, society as we know it not only had to make major adjustments in the manner in which business is conducted, a complete change in the way we interacted with one another also had to take place. Stay home, work from home and don’t gather with loved ones or others, are all methods of social distancing, which has become the main tool in reducing transmission of the Covid-19 virus. As an example, workspaces had to be rearranged according to specific requirements in order to ensure minimal contact between people. As far as practicable, there must be a minimum of one and a half metres between individuals at their workstations. Digital conferencing, virtual meetings and online sessions are now the norm. At the end of March 2020, when our country went into an alert level 5 national lockdown due to the pandemic, we at Sasol quickly realised that events, conferences and meetings had to be executed very differently than before. Physical meetings shifted to digital platforms, face-to-face discussions became screen-to-screen camera discussions and conferencing moved to online and pre-recorded sessions. The remainder of 2021, and a good part of 2022, will be a critical time worldwide. It is a test of our resolve to curb the spread of Covid-19 and our commitment to addressing its long-term impact. One of the biggest challenges we face as we continue to battle with this pandemic is to acknowledge and understand that Covid-19 is not only a threat to people’s health and livelihoods today. For many years to come, even possibly decades, Covid-19 will continue to threaten society’s way of operating, especially in the world’s most vulnerable communities. At Sasol, we have proved that we do not simply fold our arms and tiptoe around the pandemic. All required preventative measures have been taken very seriously since the start of this pandemic. Response For more information visit Simon Baloyi (Senior Vice-President: Regional Operations and Asset Services) leads by example and takes the covid-19 vaccine Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane addresses those who turned up for the vaccine

Sasol leadersip with Government officials during the Sasol Shutdown 2021 Vaccination Drive Launch Our role in society To this end, Sasol, in a significant partnership with the government of Mpumalanga, launched a massive Covid-19 vaccination drive in July 2021 for our employees and service providers. This is a partnership that has allowed the Provincial Government of Mpumalanga, through its Health Department, to make available important resources such as professionally-trained personnel and more than enough vaccines to support this large-scale vaccination drive. This means that going into 2022, while focusing our efforts on meeting our strategic corporate objectives, we shall equally illustrate as a company with our heritage firmly established in South Africa, our commitment to curbing the spread of the coronavirus. This is due to the fact that we believe that government and corporate business jointly strengthen our role in society as well as assist us to continue playing a critical role in protecting livelihoods, fuelling the sustainability of the vast sector we serve and ultimately reviving the South African economy. It is clear that out of this pandemic a new normal has emerged, one with a strong emphasis on social responsibility. We should not underestimate the power of social responsibility in drastically reducing the spread of the virus and we need everyone on-board for it to work. Therefore, Sasol urges everyone to mask up, wash up and sign up to get vaccinated. Be part of the solution and of a global community that is actively curbing the spread of the coronavirus. Item Amount Sanitiser Distribution Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Community Education and Awareness Equipment (mobile units and cold storage elements) Vaccination Drive (employees and service providers) R 11,185,908 R 650,000 R 235,021.71 R 4,534,111 R 3,500,000 Quarantine facilities for employees Learner Support (e-learning programmes, catch-up classes and extra tuition) Other (incl SANDF and SAPS support, community testing campaign, etc) TOTAL *Data is an estimation of Sasol’s contribution between March 2020 - August 2021 R 1,122,282.06 R 1,600,000 R 350,442.12 R23 177 764,89

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