In October 1979, Sasol Limited was listed on the JSE. The highlight of the introduction of private shareholding was the successful placing and subsequent listing of Sasol shares. It was the largest listing ever to take place on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
The private issue to institutional investors was fully subscribed. The public issue, mainly for the benefit of individual members of the public and smaller institutions, was over-subscribed thirty-one times.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange provides a market where securities can be traded freely under a regulated procedure. It not only channels funds into the economy, but also provides investors with returns on investments in the form of dividends.
Sasol and the JSE announced the listing of the Sasol BEE Ordinary shares on the JSE's Main Board effective from 7 February 2011. Although the Sasol Inzalo share invitations were designed with a 10-year investment period, as of 8 September 2010 shareholders of Sasol BEE Ordinary shares became eligible to trade their shares with other Black persons or groups as defined by the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act