Media releases

18 December 2007

ERGO JV: Initial SAMREC compliant gold resource

DRDGOLD is pleased to announce a new SAMREC compliant Measured Resource for the Elsburg Tailings Complex
14 December 2007

Appointment of Independent Non-Executive director

In compliance with Rule 3.59 of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, DRDGOLD is pleased to announce that, with effect from Friday 14 December 2007, Tandiwe Njobe has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company.
05 December 2007

Lower gold production expected in December quarter

DRDGOLD Limited announced today that a man-winder motor in the sub–shaft at the FEV shaft of its ERPM operation in Boksburg had burnt out over the weekend.
26 November 2007

Prospects for uranium, sulphur production – and more gold – to be investigated

DRDGOLD announced today that DRDGOLD SA, in which DRDGOLD holds a 74% stake, has signed a binding term sheet with Mintails SA.


01 November 2007

Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Director

DRDGOLD is pleases to announce that, with effect from Thursday 01 November 2007, Edmund Jeneker has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
01 November 2007

New life for Ergo; Blyvoor surface uranium resource declared

DRDGOLD Limited today reported continuing stabilisation of all three of its 74% owned South African (SA) operations - Blyvooruitzicht, ERPM and Crown – in the quarter ended 30 September 2007.
24 October 2007

Underground production to resume at Blyvoor

DRDGOLD Limited announced this afternoon that the Department of Minerals and Energy has lifted the notice in terms of Section 54 of the Mine Health and Safety Act.
23 October 2007

Court Order granted to Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine

DRDGOLD Limited has announced that, in terms of an order granted by the Labour Court to the company’s Blyvooruitzicht gold mine today, mine workers will be allowed to return to the underground working areas at the Nos 4, 5 and 6 shafts.
23 October 2007

DRDGOLD disposes of entire Emperor interest for R340.9 million

DRDGOLD Limited announced that it has disposed of its entire interest in Emperor Mines Limited.
22 October 2007

DRDGOLD engages with the Department of Minerals and Energy on the issue of a section 54 notice on Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine

DRDGOLD Limited can confirm that, following the death of an employee in a rockburst at Blyvoor)on Friday, the Department of Minerals and Energy has issued a notice in terms of Section 54 of the Mine Health and Safety Act.
22 October 2007

Emperor announces completion of sell down of DRDGOLD shareholding

Emperor today announced that it has taken a major step towards completing its merger with Intrepid Mines Limited, following the successful sale of DRDGOLD’s shareholding in Emperor.
01 October 2007

No change statement and notice of Annual General Meeting

Shareholders are advised that the annual financial statements of the Company for the twelve months ended 30 June 2007 will be posted on the company’s web site today.
18 September 2007

DRDGOLD announces merger between Emperor Mines and Intrepid Mines

Emperor Mines Limited, the 78.7% subsidiary of DRDGOLD, has today announced that its board and the board of Intrepid Mines Limited have signed an agreement to merge the two companies.
18 September 2007

Disposal by DRDGOLD of its stake in Emperor and further cautionary

Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on 18 September 2007 by Emperor, the 78.7% held subsidiary of DRDGOLD, relating to the proposed merger between Emperor and Intrepid Mine. In terms of the Emperor merger, Emperor shareholders will be offered 1 Intrepid share for every 4.25 Emperor shares held.
31 August 2007

DRDGOLD re-focuses on South Africa

DRDGOLD CEO John Sayers says the company’s stronger balance sheet – a consequence of the ‘substantially completed’ balance sheet restructuring of its Australasian interests – ‘provides impetus’ for growth in South Africa.


07 August 2007

Blyvoor uranium drilling results ‘encouraging’

DRDGOLD SA, jointly owned by DRDGOLD (74%), Khumo Gold SPV (20%) and an employee empowerment trust (6%), today announced ‘encouraging’ results from a recently completed drilling programme to define the uranium (U308) resource in its Blyvooruitzicht (Blyvoor) operation’s slime dam material.


20 July 2007

Notice to holders of ADSs, evidenced by ADRs, regarding a change in the ADS ratio and a consolidation of the ADRs.


17 July 2007

150% Increase in resources at DRDGOLD SA's ERPM mine

DRDGOLD SA, jointly owned by DRDGOLD (74%), Khumo Gold SPV (20%) and an employee empowerment trust (6%), today announced a 150% increase in total resources at its East Rand Proprietary Mines Limited (ERPM) operation at Boksburg.
28 June 2007

New project provides ‘breathing space’ for DRDGOLD SA dump retreatment operations

The world’s biggest operation recovering gold from disused mine dumps, Crown Gold Recoveries (Pty) Limited (CGR), has begun reclaiming the 7.64 million-ton 3/L/2 mine dump south of Johannesburg’s central business district (CBD) to recover an estimated 115 000 ounces of gold.
20 June 2007

Emperor announces update on restructuring

Emperor announced today that an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders will be held in the coming weeks to consider, inter alia, a number of proposals relating to the sale of its interest in the Porgera Joint Venture in Papua New Guinea, and to confirm the appointment of two Board members.
20 June 2007

Revised pro forma financial effects in respect of the disposal by Emperor of its interest in the PJV and proposed capital distribution by Emperor and further cautionary

Further to the announcements dated 12 April 2007 and 10 May 2007 regarding the conditional agreement for the disposal by Emperor, Emperor has now announced that it intends to return A$0.05 per Emperor share to Emperor shareholders by way of a capital return.
07 June 2007

DRDGOLD, Mintails announce East Rand gold tailings treatment joint venture and agreement with Anglogold Ashanti

DRDGOLD and Mintails Limited today announced the formation of a new joint venture between Mintails SA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mintails Limited, and DRDGOLD South African Operations, which is 74% held by DRDGOLD with the balance being held by its BEE partners, Khumo Gold SPV and an employee trust.
26 April 2007

DRDGOLD, Mintails agree West Rand Gold and Uranium Exploration and Mining Joint Venture

Mintails and DRDGOLD Limited announced today that they had reached agreement on the formation of a joint venture company to explore, evaluate and potentially mine gold and uranium in the Western Rand Goldfield of South Africa's Witwatersrand Basin.
26 April 2007

‘Good foundation’ for DRDGOLD Group recovery: CEO

DRDGOLD CEO John Sayers said today that sign-off on the sale of 78.9%-owned Emperor’s stake in the Porgera Joint Venture in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to Barrick Gold Corporation would contribute towards a “good foundation” for DRDGOLD going forward.
12 April 2007

DRDGOLD subsidiary Emperor agrees to sell its interest in Porgera to Barrick

DRDGOLD Limited Australian subsidiary Emperor announced today that it has entered into a conditional agreement to sell its 20% interest in the Porgera Joint Venture in Papua New Guinea to Barrick.
01 March 2007

Blyvooruitzicht illegal strikers return to work

DRDGOLD Limited has announced that workers at DRDGOLD SA’s Blyvooruitzicht mine near Carletonville, who embarked on illegal strike action for the second time in two weeks at the start of the night shift on Tuesday, 27 February 2007, returned to work at the start of the night shift last night, 28 February 2007.
28 February 2007

DRDGOLD SA operations ‘core’, says new DRDGOLD CEO

DRDGOLD Limited regards its 74% investment in DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Limited (DRDGOLD SA) as “core”
20 February 2007

Majority of illegal strikers return to work at Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine

Approximately 90% of the 4 000 workers returned to work
16 February 2007

Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine to discipline illegal strikers

DRDGOLD Limited announced today that the management of its subsidiary, Blyvooruitzicht mine near Carletonville, has started a disciplinary process against striking employees who began an illegal work stoppage at the beginning of the night shift on Tuesday, 13 February 2007.
31 January 2007

Blyvoor 'not for sale': says DRDGOLD SA

DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Limited CEO Niel Pretorius said tonight (Wednesday, 31 January 2007) that the company's wholly owned Blyvooruitzicht (Blyvoor) gold mining operation near Carletonville, South Africa, was "not for sale".
30 January 2007

Announcement in terms of Market Rule 4803 (a)

DRDGOLD Limited received a Nasdaq Staff Deficiency Letter on 22 January 2007 indicating that the company fails to comply with the MINIMUM BID PRICE Requirement(s) for continued listing set forth in Marketplace Rule 4320 (e) (2) (E) (ii).