In the media

14 October 2016

Gold tailings retreatment an attractive proposition in current environment

[Mining Weekly] -- The strong performance of the rand gold price, increasingly lower ore grades mined in deeper underground mining operations and higher labour and electricity costs are underscoring the attractiveness of, and accelerating, gold tailings retreatment operations in South Africa, states gold miner Sibanye’s West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP) VP Grant Stuart.


31 August 2016

‘Leave investing in DRDGold to the professionals’

[Mineweb] -- DRDGOLD CEO Niël Pretorius thinks it best that only professional investors indulge in holding shares of the company he runs. Speaking at the company’s annual results presentation on Tuesday, he said the share price responds to a multitude of factors other than the performance of the business itself, and that this makes it too risky a prospect for amateur investors.
31 August 2016

[LISTEN]: DRDGOLD has some opportunities to enhance recoveries

[Mineweb] -- Today DRDGOLD announced a 16% increase in revenue to R2.43bn and a 13% increase in operating profit for the year ending June to R434m. Joining me on the podcast today is Chief Executive Niël Pretorius.


30 August 2016

DRDGold boosts its dividend sixfold

[Business Day] -- DRDGOLD CEO Niël Pretorius takes us through 2016 results, which were boosted by a firmer gold price.
30 August 2016

Roodepoort Rocket back as DRDGOLD pays off-charts dividend

[Engineering News] -- It will be tough for dump retreatment company DRDGOLD to beat this year’s results.


30 August 2016

Higher gold price helps DRDGOLD become debt free

[Business Day] -- DRDGOLD became debt free in its 2016 financial year in which a higher gold price offset lower production and higher costs.


30 August 2016

DRDGOLD dividend given sixfold uplift

[Mining Weekly] -- Dump retreatment company DRDGOLD on Tuesday announced a sixfold dividend increase for the year to June 30.


30 August 2016

VIDEO: DRDGOLD's sees full-year earnings, revenues increase

[CNBC AFRICA] -- DRDGOLD came out with its full year results earlier this morning. The company revenue rose by 16 per cent but showed a 21 per cent increase in the average rand gold price. Niël Pretorius, Chief Executive, joins CNBC Africa for more.


30 August 2016

DRDGOLD pays out to the hilt

[Miningmx] -- DRDGOLD CEO Niël Pretorius has delivered on the promise made in February that the dump retreatment company would be an “aggressive” dividend payer with DRDGold paying out R261m from its total free cash flow for the year to end-June of R308.7m.


30 August 2016

DRDGOLD declares five-fold dividend increase for FY2016

[Mining Review] -- Dual-listed tailings miner DRDGOLD announced a five-fold dividend increase to 62 cents per share (cps) for the full 2016 financial year.


22 July 2016

VIDEO: World heading for shortage of physical gold – DRDGOLD

[Mining Weekly] -- DRDGOLD CEO Niël Pretorius spells out upcoming gold supply constraints.
21 July 2016

DRDGOLD's Pretorius sees logic of dumps deal with Sibanye

[Miningmx] -- DRDGOLD has been one of the top performers on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange over the past year going up seven-fold from around 170 cents to peak at around R12.60 earlier this month before retreating on the back of the weaker gold price as well as a tough assessment by JP Morgan Cazenove.


21 July 2016

Soaring DRDGOLD adds R14bn a year to economy as it turns waste to gold

[Engineering News] -- By taking material that has been thrown away and turning it into gold, DRDGOLD is adding R14-billion worth of value a year to the South African economy and unlocking valuable real estate for gainful development, a visiting media contingent heard on Thursday.


13 June 2016

Mine using recycled water

[NowHow] -- South African company DRDGOLD has reduced its reliance on potable water by using recycled water for its mining and processing operations.


02 June 2016

Five pearls of wisdom

[Mineweb] –With gold the only commodity seemingly immune to the perils of a price decline, miners are keen to share ideas on how to survive the storm.


03 May 2016

DRDGOLD dividend yield set to top 10%

DRDGOLD’s surprise third quarter dividend, its first since returning to dividend payments, of 38 cents per share looks set to translate to a dividend yield for the full year of over 10%.
29 April 2016

DRDGOLD flies after surprise third quarter 38c payout

[Miningmx] - Shares in DRDGOLD were up nearly 12% in early trade on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange after the company paid out a third quarter dividend after seeing cash push past R400m.


29 April 2016

DRDGOLD declares another dividend

[Business Day] - DRDGOLD has declared a dividend of 38c per share for the March quarter.


29 April 2016

DRDGOLD betaal dividend in 3de kwartaal

[Netwerk24] - DRDGOLD het vir die eerste keer sedert hy weer dividende betaal, ’n derdekwartaal-dividend bekend gemaak.


29 April 2016

DRDGOLD declares third-quarter dividend

[Bizcommunity] – Gold producer, DRDGOLD, has declared a dividend of 38 cents per share for the third quarter, ended 31 March 2016.
29 April 2016

DRDGOLD declares Q3 dividend

[Mining Weekly] – Dual-listed DRDGOLD on Friday declared a dividend of 38c a share for the third quarter of the 2016 financial year.
18 April 2016

DRDGOLD obtains amendment to water-use licence to expand tailings treatment plant

[Mining Weekly] -- The Department of Water Affairs (DWS) has approved amendments to dual-listed DRDGOLD’s integrated water-use licence to enable the capacity increase of Ergo Mining’s Brakpan tailings deposition facility (TDF).
18 April 2016

DRDGOLD finds long term solution for Ergo

[Miningmx] -- DRDGOLD increased production by 4% quarter on quarter for quarter to end-March. It produced 1,187 kilograms, despite a 7% drop in throughput to 5.896 million tonnes due to inclement weather and electricity supply interruptions.


18 April 2016

DRDGOLD boosts Q1 production

[Business Report] -- DRDGOLD recorded a 4% increase in quarter-on-quarter gold production for the quarter ended 31 March to 1 187kg, in spite a 7% decrease in throughput to 5 896 000 tons.


18 April 2016

DRDGold weathers drought and power cuts to increase quarterly output

[Business Day] -- DRDGOLD managed to increase gold production during the March quarter despite drought and electricity outages reducing the amount of mine dump material it reprocessed.
12 April 2016

DRDGOLD – The era of aggressive returns

[Miningne.ws] -- With a business model like no other, debt-free DRDGOLD has positioned itself as an aggressive dividend payer despite limited resource optionality and a defined life of mine. CEO Niël Pretorius discusses the company’s enviable success and what the future holds amid a booming gold price.
17 February 2016

DRDGOLD verklaar dividend met miljoene rande se kontant in die bank: Niel Pretorius – uitvoerende hoof, DRDGOLD


16 February 2016

DRDGOLD has posted robust results for the six months ended December

[SABC Digital News] – DRDGOLD has posted robust results for the six months ended December. The gold miner declared an interim dividend of 12 cents per share.


16 February 2016

DRDGOLD looking at mine extension

[Business Day TV] -- DRDGOLD CEO Niël Pretorius takes Alishia Seckam and Stephen Gunnion through half-year results, which show a rise in revenue and profit as a higher rand-gold price offset lower gold production.


16 February 2016

DRDGOLD enters era of "aggressive" returns

[Miningmx] -- DRDGOLD shares jumped nearly 10% on the JSE on Tuesday morning after the announcement of a 12 cents a share interim dividend accompanied by strong indications from CEO, Niel Pretorius, that there was plenty more to come over the next two years at least.


08 February 2016

Policies not to blame for low SA investment

[Miningmx] -- When it comes to attracting foreign or even local investment to its economy, South Africa is not different from any other mining country. There is no silver bullet; instead, we need an arsenal of complementary weaponry at our disposal.
08 February 2016

DRDGOLD lifts H1 earnings

[Mining Weekly] -- JSE-listed DRDGOLD expects to report a 900% to 1 033% improvement in headline earnings a share to between 2.4c and 2.8c for the six months ended December 31.


08 February 2016

DRDGOLD to post interim share earnings lift

[Miningmx] – DRDGOLD would report interim headline earnings of between 2.4 cents and 2.8c/share, up to a 1,033% increase year-on-year partly owing to an increase in production.