Media releases

30 December 2008

Confirmation of appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Shareholders are reminded that, with effect from 1 January 2009, Mr Niel Pretorius will assume the role of CEO of DRDGOLD.
09 December 2008

DRDGOLD agrees to acquire remaining 35% interest in Elsburg Joint Venture

The DRDGOLD Limited group has agreed to acquire from the Mintails Limited group the remaining 35% interest in the Elsburg Joint Venture.
05 December 2008

Termination of directorship

Further to the announcement released on Monday, 1 December 2008, shareholders are reminded that, at the company’s Annual General Meeting, Professor Douglas Blackmur was not re-elected as a director after the resolution relating to his re-election was withdrawn.
01 December 2008

Results of annual general meeting

Shareholders are advised that, at the AGM held at the company’s registered offices on Friday 28 November 2008, all the ordinary and special resolutions set out in the Notice of AGM, dated 22 September 2008, were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders.
19 November 2008

Underground operations of East Rand Proprietary Mines Limited (ERPM) to be placed on care and maintenance; section 189a consultation process to begin.

DRDGOLD Limited announced today that it has advised unions of its intention to place on care and maintenance the underground operations of the ERPM mine of its 74%-owned operating subsidiary, DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Limited, and to proceed with a consultation process in terms of Section 189A of the Labour Relations Act to determine the future of the mine’s 1 700 employees.
13 November 2008

NUM claims regarding ERPM profits, assistance from government rejected

DRDGOLD Limited has rejected claims by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) that ERPM mine, has received more than R100 million in government assistance and recorded a profit of over R320 million in the current financial year.
03 November 2008

No underground drilling and blasting at ERPM’s Far East Vertical Shaft currently

DRDGOLD Limited announced today that no drilling and blasting is taking place currently at the ERPM gold mine at Boksburg on South Africa’s East Rand.
23 October 2008

Gold production level maintained

Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 October 2008. DRDGOLD Limited today announced that gold production for the quarter ended 30 September 2008 was maintained at 70 861 oz.
09 October 2008

Fatality at Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine

DRDGOLD Limited confirms with regret that an employee has been found dead underground at the No 6 Shaft of Blyvooruitzicht gold mine near Carletonville.
06 October 2008

ERPM withdraws from South West Vertical Shaft

ERPM mine, at Boksburg on South Africa’s East Rand will discontinue pumping of underground water at the mine’s South West Vertical Shaft today.
03 October 2008

Acquisition by DRDGOLD South African Operations of an additional 15% interest in the Elsburg Gold Mining Joint Venture


03 October 2008

Acquisition by DRDGOLD SA of additional 15% interest in Elsburg Gold Mining Joint Venture

DRDGOLD Limited announced today that its 74%-held subsidiary, DRDGOLD SA, has acquired for R100 million a further 15% in the Elsburg Gold Mining Joint Venture.
01 October 2008

Settlement with JCI Limited

Over the past eight years, DRDGOLD has been in dispute and litigation with numerous parties.
30 September 2008

Posting of Annual Financial Statements, no change announcement and Annual General Meeting

Shareholders are advised that the AGM of the company will be held at 12h00 on Friday, 28 November 2008.
11 September 2008

Lifting of section 54 notice at Blyvooruitzicht Gold

Shareholders are advised that on 8 September 2008 the DME lifted the notice which had been issued on 4 September 2008 prohibiting underground mining at the Blyvoor mine.
21 August 2008

DRDGOLD declares R37.7 million dividend

Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 August 2008. DRDGOLD Limited declared a final dividend of 10 South African cents per ordinary share for the financial year ended 30 June 2008 which amounts to R37.7 million.
21 August 2008

Niel Pretorius appointed DRDGOLD’s CEO-Designate

DRDGOLD today announced the appointment of Niel Pretorius as Chief Executive Officer-Designate and an executive director of the company.
21 August 2008

DRDGOLD announces increase in reserves and resources

DRDGOLD CEO John Sayers today announced a 25% increase in attributable ore reserves from 6.3 million ounces (Moz) in 2007 to 7.9Moz in 2008 as well as a slight increase in mineral resources, up from 54.2Moz in 2007 to 54.7Moz in 2008
21 August 2008

Top Star mining right granted to Crown Gold Recoveries

DRDGOLD is pleased to announce that a mining right for gold recovery over the remaining extent of Erf 1 of Park Central Township Johannesburg, known as the Top Star Dump, was granted and issued in favour of its group asset Crown by the Department of Minerals and Energy.
20 August 2008

SAMREC compliant Gold, Uranium and Sulphur Resources for the Elsburg Tailings Dam Complex

DRDGOLD is pleased to advise it has received an Independent Competent Person’s Report prepared by RSG Global Consulting Pty Ltd in relation to a resource estimation statement for the Elsburg Tailings Dam Complex.
08 July 2008

Update on consultation by ERPM with recognised trade unions

DRDGOLD is pleased to announce that a written retrenchment agreement was concluded with organised labour on Friday, 4 July 2008.
30 May 2008

Illegal strike at Blyvoor Mine

DRDGOLD South African Operations this morning obtained an interim court order against some 3 300 employees in the semi-skilled categories at its Blyvoor mine.
26 May 2008

Employee attendance at ERPM returns to normal

DRDGOLD SA has reported that employee attendance at its ERPM mine has returned to normal following absenteeism due to violence that occurred on the East Rand against foreign nationals.
22 May 2008

Impact of East Rand violence on ERPM

DRDGOLD has been informed by the SAPS that two employees of its East Rand Proprietary Mines Limited mine at Boksburg died in the violence that occurred in the Ramaphosa informal settlement on the East Rand.
09 May 2008

Gold price, exchange rate fuels threefold profit increase

Johannesburg, South Africa. 9 May, 2008. DRDGOLD Limited reported a 199% increase in cash operating profit to R142.2 million for the quarter ended 31 March 2008, reflecting a 32% increase in the average gold price received to R228 836/kg.
06 May 2008

Changes to the board of directors

DRDGOLD announces that, with effect from Monday 5 May 2008, Craig Barnes has been appointed Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer.
18 March 2008

Ergo Mining JV breathes new life into East Rand tailings retreatment operation

Ergo Mining (Pty) Limited’s current Phase 1 refurbishment of the Ergo tailings retreatment operation at Brakpan, previously owned and operated by AngloGold Ashanti Limited, is targeted to produce 75 000 ounces of gold a year by mid-2009 and provide jobs for 200 people.
21 February 2008

Gold mining, dump retreatment projects push ahead in spite of power concerns

DRDGOLD CEO John Sayers said today the company is pushing ahead with all of its South African gold mining and dump retreatment projects, notwithstanding continuing industry concerns regarding the power supply from State utility Eskom.
20 February 2008

Resignation of non-executive director

DRDGOLD announces with regret that Ms Tandiwe Njobe has decided to resign from the DRDGOLD board due to work circumstances.
31 January 2008

Further electricity supply update by DRDGOLD

Further to previous SENS announcements, shareholders are advised that underground production resumed yesterday with the night shift at both the East Rand Proprietary Mines Limited and Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Limited(“Blyvoor”) mines.
31 January 2008

Update on litigation instituted by DRDGOLD and its subsidiaries against Messrs Kebble, Stratton And Buitendag, And JCI Limited

DRDGOLD, DRD Australia (Pty) Limited and DRD Australasia Aps instituted an action in the High Court of South Africa (“the High Court”) against Messrs RAR Kebble, M Prinsloo, J Stratton and HC Buitendag and JCI Limited (“the defendants”),which relate to the RAWAS transaction.
28 January 2008

Further electricity supply update

Further to previous SENS announcements, shareholders are advised that crews at both the ERPM and Blyvooruitzicht mines have been deployed to install temporary support and to perform ongoing maintenance only, given the current low level of power supplies from Eskom.
25 January 2008

Electricity supply update

DRDGOLD announced tonight that South African power utility Eskom has limited power supply at the company’s Blyvooruitzicht and ERPM operations to cover emergency maintenance services only.