Media releases

11 December 2006

DRDGOLD announces appointment of new CEO; DRDGOLD SA achieves 26% BEE ownership and appoints new Chairman

DRDGOLD Limited tday announced the appointment of the company’s current Chief Financial Officer (CFO), John Sayers, as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 January 2007.
05 December 2006

Announcement re Vatukoula

DRDGOLD Limited draws attention to an announcement by Emperor earlier today which states that after an extensive three-month review of Vatukoula Mine it had determined that continued mining operations were no longer economically viable and therefore the mine would cease production today.
22 November 2006

DRDGOLD to proceed with R100 million+ claim against JCI

DRDGOLD Limited today re-iterated its intention to proceed with a claim in excess of R100 million against JCI Limited (JCI).
16 November 2006

6% Senior Convertible Notes repaid in full

DRDGOLD announced today that it has repaid in full its outstanding 6% Senior Convertible Notes due 2006.
02 November 2006

14% Increase in group gold production

DRDGOLD Limited today announced a 14% increase in Group gold production to 150 197oz for the quarter ended 30 September 2006.
02 November 2006

CEO Wellesley-Wood announces plans to retire from DRDGOLD

Chief Executive Officer Mark Wellesley-Wood used DRDGOLD’s 10th anniversary celebration of its listing on the NASDAQ market today, and of his 55th birthday, to announce his intention to retire from DRDGOLD
02 November 2006

I dont work for Crapco!

Independent writer Kerry Swift reflects on the demise of DRDGOLD's North West Operations
27 October 2006

EMPOWERMENT SHAREHOLDING IN DRDGOLD SA INCREASED TO 26%

DRDGOLD Limited and KhumoGold KhumoGold, jointly announce that KhumoGold intends to exercise the options granted by DRDGOLD in terms of the option agreement concluded between the parties in October 2005.
24 August 2006

Benefits from ‘tough love’ start to realise

Operational results for the quarter and year ended 30 June 2006
14 August 2006

Statement by mark Wellesley-wood, Chief Executive Officer, DRDGOLD Limited, in response to weekend media statements attributed to former judge Willem Heath:

“The admission by former Judge Willem Heath, reported in weekend media, that his company made payments on behalf of JCI to various recipients and that it was ‘possible’ some of these were former DRD and AIN employees, comes as no surprise to the directors of DRDGOLD.
08 August 2006

DRDGOLD bolsters DRDGOLD SA board, senior management team

DRDGOLD SA has confirmed the appointment of Niel Pretorius (39) as Chief Executive Officer and announced that of Craig Barnes (35) as an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer.
18 July 2006

DRDGOLD Limited consolidated mineral resources and ore reserve statement

DRDGOLD has received its consolidated mineral resources and ore reserve statement following completion of an independent annual resource and reserve audit.
05 June 2006

DRDGOLD to continue with recovery actions

DRDGOLD Limited said today that it intends to continue with legal action – reported by the company in June 2002 – to recover misappropriated funds.
28 April 2006

Group gold production maintained

DRDGOLD today reported group gold production of 129 657 ounces (oz) for the quarter ended 31 March 2006 – virtually unchanged from the previous quarter.
29 March 2006

Emperor delivers exploration opportunities

Emperor Mines Limited today unveiled details of a A$15 million, 125 km drilling and exploration program over two years covering gold tenements in Fiji and Papua New Guinea.
23 February 2006

DRDGOLD granted prospecting rights for two new major projects

DRDGOLD SA announced today that it has been granted prospecting rights under the new Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act in respect of the Sallies and Argonaut lease areas.
23 February 2006

Group net operating profit up 6%, cash costs held steady

DRDGOLD today reported that group net operating profit for the six months ended 31 December 2005 increased by 6% to R41.7 million
17 January 2006

DRDGOLD SA board appointed

DRDGOLD has announced the appointment of a Board of Directors for its recently constituted, 85%-owned subsidiary, DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Limited (DRDGOLD SA).