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01
Mar
2019
 

On 1 March 2019, the French Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, visited Saint-Gobain South Africa’s premises in Germiston, Ekurhuleni (Gauteng). The focus of the visit was to showcase how Saint-Gobain has positioned itself as a leader in the sustainable construction sector while developing skills through its Saint-Gobain YouthBuild Academy.

09
Oct
2018
 

Saint-Gobain places open innovation at the heart of its strategy. That is why this year the Group is endorsing AFRICARENA by issuing two challenges. AFRICARENA is a tech ecosystem accelerator conference which aims at showcasting Africa's best startups and innovators in front of an audience of local and international investors.

10
Jul
2018
 

This year, to celebrate what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, we want to make a difference at 10 schools on the African continent with initiatives ranging from insulating ceilings to improving ablution facilities. Our employees will dedicate time to do maintenance work, as well as collect stationery, educational books and magazines.

06
Jul
2018
 

There have been various reports in Pakistan and in online publications regarding Lodhia Gypsum investing in a plasterboard plant in Pakistan. 

No investment has ever been considered in Pakistan by the company.

14
May
2018
 

The first prize of the 14th International Saint-Gobain MultiComfort House Students Contest was awarded to Vahin Parmananda and Mthokozisi Sibisi, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Their project “Solar.Creek.Community” combines innovation and vernacular architecture with a climate driven approach to create sustainable communities.

27
Jul
2017
 

On 27 July 2017, the Africa Architecture Awards announced a shortlist of 20 projects, which now stand in line for a trophy in either the Built, Speculative, Emerging Voices or Critical Dialogue category; or, the overall Grand Prix award of USD$10 000.

There were 139 entries in the Built category, 91 entries in the Speculative category, 44 entries in the Emerging Voices category and 34 entries in the Critical Dialogue category.