Sasol observes with concern the unrest in South Africa that has compromised the safety, wellbeing and security of communities and citizens.
We have activated our emergency response protocols across our various facilities and are working with law enforcement agencies to ensure we protect our people, property and infrastructure. The safety and wellbeing of our employees and service provider personnel is paramount.
The unfolding situation remains highly volatile and uncertain, and we will continue to track and monitor developments to ensure we take all the necessary precautions to safeguard our people, while maintaining business continuity to the fullest extent possible.
Currently, our Secunda (Mpumalanga), Sasolburg and Natref (both Free State) facilities are stable and running as normal. However, we are experiencing some disruption in some of our supply routes where the protest action is ongoing. We are carefully monitoring developments in these areas.
Additional info to general news journalists uneducated about SA refining assets and capacity:
Secunda refinery is a 160 000bpd facility, while Natref is a 110 000bpd facility (Sasol owns 63% of Natref, Total owns 27%).
Retail Convenience Centres (RCCs)
A handful of our Retail Convenience Centres (RCCs) in KZN and Gauteng have been damaged by unrest. Due to the continued disruption to road networks, we are experiencing some challenges in ensuring that product is supplied to our RCC network in a safe, secure manner that protects both personnel and damage to property.
We are experiencing disruptions to customer product deliveries in Southern Africa and globally due to disruptions to export infrastructure. We are working closely with our logistics and supply chain partners to monitor the impacts and minimise them to the extent possible.