Moody's rating agency has warned that the country's credit rating is at risk as the 220 000-strong Numsa strike enters its fifth day.
The Labour Court has handed down a final order preventing Amcu, a minority union on the gold mines, from embarking on a strike.
The chemicals giant expects synfuel production for the year to fall in the upper end of the target range as it progresses a number of investments.
The mineral resources minister says parties are close to finding a solution to the platinum mining strike, although critics are skeptical of this.
Employers on the platinum belt are committed to meeting again with a labour court judge in a bid to end the protracted wage strike.
Meetings have resumed between Amcu and major platinum mines, but analysts are divided about whether an end to the three-month strike is in sight.
Businesses in the platinum belt are floundering as the mass Amcu strike enters its tenth week.
Sasol will issue a record interim dividend following a first-half profit rise of 26%.
Attitudes of platinum producers and the majority union continue to harden as the strike enters it 6th week.
The drawn out labour action in the platinum sector has been costing the mining companies while police continue to quell protests in the North West.