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Sasol corporate office development project, Gauteng, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     20th February 2015 Sasol is building its new corporate office on Katherine street, in Sandton, Johannesburg. 

Sasol amends ‘progressive’ dividend policy, management structures

By: Natalie Greve     18th February 2015 Petrochemicals group Sasol has amended its “progressive” dividend policy, which sees dividends improved or maintained in line with the company’s earnings, in light of a low oil price environment and current macroeconomic conditions. “The revised policy is based on a dividend cover range, which... 

Sasol’s new corporate office to be completed next year

By: Zandile Mavuso     6th February 2015 Integrated energy and chemical company Sasol is building its new corporate office in Sandton that is designed to replicate the company’s logo and is scheduled for completion in 2016. 

Sasol ethane cracker and derivatives complex, US

6th February 2015 Sasol insists that it has “stress tested” the $8.9-billion ethane cracker and derivatives complex against several parameters and that the project’s economics remain “robust, even under extreme scenarios”. 

Former Cesa CEO to lead Amatola Water

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th February 2015 In his position as the new CEO of water utility Amatola Water, Lefadi Makibinyane would be responsible for driving the utility’s 20-year strategy, which was in its second year of implementation. He would also be expected to play a critical role in steering the Amatola board as it strengthened its... 

Sasol says Louisiana cracker stress tested for ‘extreme scenarios’

By: Terence Creamer     3rd February 2015 South African energy and chemicals group Sasol insists that it has “stress tested” the $8.9-billion ethane cracker and derivatives complex it is currently building in the US against a number of parameters and that the project’s economics remain “robust, even under extreme scenarios”. Speaking to... 

Diesel Electric Services to install high-pressure natural gas connection

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th January 2015 South African generator set (genset) designer and manufacturer Diesel Electric Services (DES), has contracted a permanent, high-pressure gas connection that would allow it to test natural gas-powered engines with greater flexibility. The connection would give DES access to natural gas reticulator... 

Home-grown bioremediation process turns harmful industrial sludge into fertilisers

By: Schalk Burger     30th January 2015 Petrochemicals giant Sasol, which typically incinerates its waste sludge streams or sends them to hazardous waste sites, is increasing its use of composting to treat these streams at its Secunda plant, in Mpumalanga, reducing transportation and disposal costs, as well as air pollution. Composting... 

Home-grown bioremediation process turns harmful industrial sludge into useful fertilisers

By: Schalk Burger     30th January 2015 Petrochemicals giant Sasol, which typically incinerates its waste sludge streams or sends them to hazardous waste sites, is increasing its use of composting to treat these streams at its Secunda plant, in Mpumalanga, reducing transportation and disposal costs, as well as air pollution. Composting... 

Sasol to delay investment decision on Louisiana GTL plant 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th January 2015 Energy and chemicals group Sasol will delay making a final investment decision on a proposed 96 000 bl/d gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in the US state of Louisiana, as the group announces plans to cut costs in response to lower international oil prices. Sasol on Wednesday said it was formulating a... 

Sasol offloads candle business to Lion Match Co

By: Natalie Greve     27th January 2015 Petochemicals group Sasol and the Lion Match Company have inked a deal that will see Sasol subsidiary and candle manufacturer Price’s Candles being absorbed into Lion’s portfolio of homecare brands. Lion Match Company group CEO Alisdair Sinclair said the acquisition of Price’s Candles was aligned... 

AGM injects new blood into body’s board of directors

By: Ilan Solomons     16th January 2015 In October, industry body the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) announced changes to its board of directors as well as the winners of its 2014 Merit Awards. The announcement was made during Sappma’s tenth annual general meeting (AGM), which was held in Midrand, in... 

New Sasol building to embody logo – architects

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     14th January 2015 South African chemicals group Sasol’s new corporate office at 2 Katherine street, Sandton, has been designed to resemble the company’s logo, architecture firm Paragon Architects noted on Wednesday. The ten-storey office building, which would span almost 70 000 m2, would consolidate the company’s... 

Gas power plant adds to Moz energy mix

By: Pimani Baloyi     12th December 2014 Financial services provider Investec says it has gained invaluable experience through its funding of a Mozambican power generation project, the Kuvaninga Energia project, which reached financial close in December 2013 and is scheduled for commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2015. The... 

Sasol moving to upscale industrial sludge bioremediation process 

By: Schalk Burger     12th December 2014 Petrochemicals giant Sasol’s industrial sludge bioremediation project aims to move into full commercial scale over the next two years to treat 200 000 t/y of industrial sludge. The project uses aerobic composting to convert the sludge from its Bioworks water treatment plants, in Secunda, into... 

Sasol moving to commercial scale with industrial sludge bioremediation

By: Schalk Burger     27th November 2014 Petrochemicals giant Sasol’s industrial sludge bioremediation project will move into full commercial scale over the next two years to treat its 200 000 t/y of industrial sludge. The project made use of aerobic composting to convert sludges from Sasol’s Bioworks water treatment plants in Secunda... 

Louisiana rolls out red carpet for ‘landmark’ Sasol investment

By: Terence Creamer     21st November 2014 In a reversal of traditional foreign-investment flows, an African company is poised to make the largest-ever capital investment into the southern US State of Louisiana, with a second, even bigger, investment under investigation. JSE-listed energy and chemicals group Sasol is poised to invest... 

Sasol pursuing flexible US cracker funding plan to leave GTL headroom 

By: Terence Creamer     12th November 2014 In a reversal of traditional foreign-investment flows, an African company is poised to make the largest-ever capital investment into the southern US State of Louisiana, with a second, even bigger, investment under investigation. JSE-listed energy and chemicals group Sasol is poised to invest... 

Durban company clinches top Sassda award

7th November 2014 Durban-based ND Engineering’s massive tar separator project for petrochemicals giant Sasol is this year’s winner of the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association’s (Sassda’s) Engineering Project Award. The project, which entailed the design and manufacture of 16 stainless-steel tar... 

Trigeneration attractive option for alternative energy in greening industry

By: Mia Breytenbach     31st October 2014 Trigeneration technology as a green technology is receiving more interest locally, resulting in its increased implementation. Trigeneration technology has the same components as a cogeneration plant – a gas engine, electricity generator and a heat exchanger – but also includes an absorption... 

Capital flight dwarfs corruption – SACP 

By: Sapa     29th October 2014 Capital flight is the biggest impediment to radical economic transformation and is a bigger problem even than corruption, SA Communist Party deputy general secretary Jeremy Cronin said on Wednesday. Cronin and SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande released the SACP's discussion document titled "A... 

Professor spearheads supply chain management education with book series

By: Anine Kilian     24th October 2014 Integrated energy and chemical company Sasol has partnered with Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL) professor and founder and CEO of PanAvest Partnership Dr Douglas Boateng to publish a series of books on executive supply chain management aimed at developing sorely needed supply... 

Realignment of operational focus and practices drives success 

By: Ilan Solomons     24th October 2014 Last month South African energy and chemicals group Sasol highlighted at its full-year financial results briefing for the year ended June 30 that the organisation intended to continue improving operational efficiencies in line with its group-wide change programme. Speaking at the company’s head... 

GTL project boasts impressive use and safety figures

By: Ilan Solomons     24th October 2014 The use rate of the flagship Oryx gas-to-liquids (GTL) project – the joint venture (JV) between South African energy and chemicals group Sasol and Qatari State-owned Qatar Petroleum – increased from 81% to 97% over the past three years. Speaking at the group’s year-end financial results last... 

Nigerian GTL project starts production 

By: Ilan Solomons     24th October 2014 Over the past three years, South African energy and chemicals group Sasol had placed significant focus on developing gas-based opportunities in Africa, which included the $9.5-billion Escravos gas-to-liquids (GTL) project, in Nigeria, said president and CEO David Constable. Speaking during... 

Repositioning results in sale of Iranian and German businesses

By: Ilan Solomons     24th October 2014 South African energy and chemicals group Sasol completed the disposal of its German and Iranian assets in the past year to “strategically reposition” its global operations. Speaking at the company financial results announcement last month in Rosebank, Johannesburg, Sasol president and CEO David... 

Petrochemicals company gains international recognition

24th October 2014 Energy and chemicals company Sasol and safety, health, environment and quality specialist Unplugged Communications had a clean sweep at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Quill Awards, on March 21 – held at the IABC World Conference in Toronto, Canada – claiming... 

Increased focus on water technology and conservation

By: Jonathan Rodin     24th October 2014 Owing to energy and chemical company Sasol’s water-conservation partnership with the Emfuleni municipality, 4.76-million cubic meters of water, to the value of about R26-million, have been saved in the past year. Speaking during the company’s financial results announcement last month at Sasol’s... 

Environmental organisations seek amici curiae

24th October 2014 Two groups of environmental rights organisations have given notice of their intention to seek consent to be admitted as friends of the court (amici curiae), in court proceedings launched in May by energy and chemical company Sasol and crude oil processing and refining company the National... 

New gas-to-power plant in Moz inaugurated 

24th October 2014 The Central Térmica de Ressano Garcia (CTRG) gas-to-power plant was inaugurated in August. This is Mozambique’s first permanent large-scale gas-to-power facility in Ressano Garcia, which is on the border between Mozambique and South Africa. The CTRG power plant is a partnership between Mozambican... 

School competes against universities in solar race

By: Jonathan Rodin     24th October 2014 Maragon Private Schools Olympus pupils competed at energy and chemical company Sasol’s Solar Challenge from September 27, which entailed driving a solar-powered car over eight days covering 2 000 km from Pretoria to Cape Town. The race is held in South Africa every two years, in collaboration... 

Uzbekistan, Canada and US GTL projects progress

By: Ilan Solomons     24th October 2014 Independent research and consulting firm Enerdata’s analyst brief, ‘The future of the GTL industry’, published in August, states that South African energy and chemicals group Sasol, together with Uzbek State-owned oil and gas company Uzbekneftegaz and Malaysian State-owned oil and gas company... 

Progress in foundational business projects

By: Ilan Solomons     24th October 2014 South African energy and chemicals group Sasol continues to diversify its local business portfolio by driving several local chemical projects, including the 334.5 t Fischer-Tropsch wax expansion project (FTWEP) and the new Ethylene Purification Unit 5 (EPU5) that are both located in Sasolburg, in... 

R100 000 invested into Nelson Mandela Bay

24th October 2014 Through Sasol Oil, chemical and energy company Sasol’s fuels marketing and sales business, R100 000 will be invested in the Nelson Mandela Bay and George areas. This will be implemented through the company’s Friendly Neighbour initiative that will see Sasol’s retail outlets in the area take an... 

Football talent programme launched

24th October 2014 Petrol and chemicals company Sasol, in partnership with the South African Football Association (Safa), launched a football talent development programme in the Fezile Dabi district, at the Harry Gwala Sport Centre, in June. This is the second leg of the partnership that impacts the local football... 

23 injured in Sasol Secunda plant fire

By: Sapa     8th October 2014 More than 20 people were injured when a fire broke out at Sasol's Secunda plant in Mpumalanga, the company said on Wednesday. "Around 23 employees were treated at the local medical station, mostly for smoke inhalation. No employees were hospitalised," Sasol spokesperson Elton Fortuin said. 

Popularity of centrifugal pumps range rises

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Sales of the Sunflo range of medium-duty centrifugal pumps have been positive since independent pump supply and equipment repair company  AESPUMP South Africa was appointed as the new local distribution and service agent for the range in May 2013, the company reports. US-based pumps and... 

Nqwababa quits as Amplats FD to join Sasol as CFO

By: Natalie Greve     29th September 2014 Following his resignation as FD of mining major Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Monday, Bongani Nqwababa has been appointed executive director and CFO designate of petrochemicals group Sasol. Pursuant to his appointment as CFO designate, he had also stepped down as Sasol nonexecutive... 

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