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Joint Media Statement

Date: 
27 January 2006

Sasol, Solidarity and CEPPWAWU in negotiations to form an Independent Trust for ex gratia compensation payments following the 1 September 2004 accident

Sasol, Solidarity, the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers' Union (CEPPWAWU) and the unions' legal representative Richard Spoor today announced they are in negotiations to form an independent trust that will help to provide compensation to victims of the gas explosion that occurred at Sasol Polymers, Monomers Unit 24 production plant in Secunda, on 1 September 2004, to the extent that compensation already received may have been insufficient.
 
More detail will be release once agreement has been concluded.
 
This joint initiative by Sasol and its major unions follows similar joint initiatives embarked on last year. Notably, Sasol and its major unions signed a joint safety charter.
 
CEPPWAWU : Simon Mofokeng; 082 - 670 0300
SOLIDARITY : Marius Croucamp: 083 454 6018
 
Marina Bidoli
Group Communications Manager
Sasol Ltd
Direct telephone +27 (11) 441 3511
Mobile +27 (83) 253 0478 
Direct facsimile +27 (11) 522 9858 
 
Johann van Rheede
Media Manager 
Direct telephone +27 (011) 441-3295 
Direct facsimile +27 (011) 441-3236 
Mobile +27 (0) 82329 0186 
 
 

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