Sasol exposes learners to career possibilities in Maths and Science at Sasol Techno X 2017

02 August 2017

Secunda, Mpumalanga – Sasol Techno X 2017, Sasol’s flagship career and education event that aims to encourage high school learners to choose Mathematics and Science in school, officially kicked off in Secunda, Mpumalanga today. The event is taking place in Secunda for the second time at the Sasol Recreational Club, and will end this Friday, 04 August.

“Sasol Techno X provides a convenient, one stop shop where learners are exposed to relevant subject matter, information on tertiary education, career guidance, bursaries and learnership opportunities,” said Gerrit Viljoen, Sasol Senior Vice President: Capital Projects at Group Technology.

“During this year’s event, we hope to host learners from more than 250 schools within the five districts of Mpumalanga. It is our hope that through Sasol Techno X, we will be able to open the eyes and minds of these learners to a world of possibilities in the fields of Mathematics, Science and Technology,” he added.

To date, Sasol Techno X, which initially took place only in Sasolburg, Free State, has attracted more than 360 000 young enquiring minds, inspiring them with talks, displays, workshops, and hands-on activities, revealing the endless possibilities in science and technology. For Sasol, the event is one of the many ways that the company is demonstrating its commitment to developing South Africa's future leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics related fields.

“I must commend Sasol and other big businesses that have made time and space to avail their career opportunities to our young learners,” said Reginah Mhaule, MEC for Education in Mpumalanga.

“As Government our obligation and priority is to improve the lives of the people of this province and we are highly appreciative of the private-public partnership that is at work now.”

More than 20 000 learners are expected to attend Sasol Techno X this week. For more information, visit www.sasoltechnox.co.za


Sasol may, in this document, make certain statements that are not historical facts and relate to analyses and other information which are based on forecasts of future results and estimates of amounts not yet determinable. These statements may also relate to our future prospects, developments and business strategies. Examples of such
forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding exchange rate fluctuations, volume growth, increases in market share, total shareholder return, executing our growth projects and cost reductions, including in connection with our Business Performance Enhancement Programme and Response Plan. Words such as "believe", "anticipate", "expect", "intend", "seek", "will", "plan", "could", "may", "endeavour", "target", "forecast" and "project" and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and there are risks that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not be achieved. If one or more of these risks materialise, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. You should understand that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors are discussed more fully in our most recent annual report on Form 20-F filed on 27 September 2016 and in other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The list of factors discussed therein is not exhaustive; when relying on forward-looking statements to make investment decisions, you should carefully consider both these factors and other uncertainties and events. Forward-looking statements apply only as of the date on which they are made, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any of them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Please note: A billion is defined as one thousand million. All references to years refer to the financial year ended 30 June. Any reference to a calendar year is prefaced by the word "calendar".

Comprehensive additional information is available on our website: www.sasol.com