in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia


year certified consecutively as Top Employer


employees and contractors at our Pretoria Factory


South Africa, Botswana & Namibia

At Sanofi, our passion is to prevent, treat and cure illness and disease throughout life. We are driven to improve the health of communities and to find new solutions for patients by combining break-through science with advanced technology. We are always working to find new ways to fight chronic, complex and rare diseases with medicines that offer hope for patients in the future of healthcare.


Sanofi has been present in South Africa for 46 years and is ranked the no.1 multinational pharmaceutical company with the third largest local manufacturing facility in Waltloo, Pretoria. The site is recognized as a global center of excellence for the production of anti-tuberculosis medicine, which is exported to 13 countries including Europe, Australia, the UK and Brazil. In addition, the site produces antibiotics, drugs for epileptic disease and medicines for the central nervous system. The site is also a dedicated complementary medicines facility for the production of our consumer health product range. The business is a multi-country organisation, made up of South Africa, Botswana and Namibia with 650 employees with headquarters in Midrand, Gauteng. Sanofi prides itself as a business that is socially and economically relevant to South Africa with a diverse product portfolio across 15 key therapeutic areas including innovative and generic medicines which seeks to address the country’s healthcare needs in key therapeutic areas particularly Diabetes, Mental Health, Tuberculosis, Rare Diseases, Vaccines and Self Care.


SANOFI Pasteur, is the market leader in South Africa, producing a broad range of high-quality vaccines, which match our areas of expertise and meet public health needs. Our vaccines help protect our loved ones from a wide range of severe infectious diseases, at every stage of life. Vaccines saves 5 lives every minute worldwide. Sanofi Pasteur believes in a world in which no one suffers or dies from a vaccine-preventable disease.


Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, is the 2nd largest consumer healthcare company in Africa committed to delivering innovative self-care solutions. As people live longer, healthcare systems are being challenged and consumers are looking for innovative health management and wellbeing. We believe that empowering individuals, the community and healthcare professionals to promote and practice self-care, will lead to people living healthier, fuller lives. By leveraging the best in science, together with our world-class pharmaceutical quality, we deliver consumer-driven medicines and brands across a number of key categories including cough & cold, digestive health, allergy, pain, and nutritionals.

We provide solutions for hundreds of millions of people on every continent, in over 100 countries, addressing conditions along the entire continuum of care, from prevention to treatment.

Our patients inspire us to pioneer.