Media releases

19 December 2011

DRDGOLD announces transfer of listing from NASDAQ to NYSE

DRDGOLD Limited today announced the pending transfer of the listing of its common stock from the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ) to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).


11 November 2011

Blyvoor business rescue proceedings terminated

DRDGOLD announced today that the business rescue practitioner appointed to oversee business rescue proceedings in respect of its 74%-owned subsidiary, Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Limited, has terminated the business rescue proceedings with effect from 10 November 2011.
08 November 2011

Acceptance of Village’s expression of interest in acquiring DRDGOLD’s interest in Blyvoor

DRDGOLD and Village announced today that DRDGOLD has received and accepted an expression of interest (EOI) from Village for the acquisition of DRDGOLD’s entire interest in and claims against Blyvoor for R150 million.
03 November 2011

Cautionary announcement

DRDGOLD shareholders (Shareholders) are advised that the Company has entered into negotiations which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the Companys securities.
27 October 2011

82% increase in operating profit; 150% increase in HEPS

DRDGOLD today announced an increase of 82% in operating profit to R202.5 million and of 150% in headline earnings per share (HEPS) to 20 South African cents for the quarter ended 30 September 2011 compared with the previous quarter.
27 October 2011

DRDGOLD’s Ergo edges closer to 50% throughput increase

DRDGOLD announced today that it has commissioned 44 kilometres of its 50-kilometre Crown/Ergo pipeline project, successfully linking Crown’s City Deep plant south of Johannesburg with the Elsburg tailings complex pump station at Boksburg, and thus with Ergo’s Brakpan retreatment plant
20 October 2011

Court orders to extend business rescue plan & business rescue proceedings at Blyvoor

A provisional order is granted extending the First Applicant's business rescue proceedings in terms of Section 132(3) of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 to 2nd December 2011.
13 October 2011

Blyvoor reaches wage settlement with NUM, UASA

DRDGOLD Limited announced today that Blyvoor has reached a three-year wage settlement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the United Association of South Africa (UASA).
30 September 2011

No change statement and Annual General Meeting

Shareholders are advised that the audited annual financial statements for the 12 months ended 30 June 2011 as contained in the annual report were distributed to shareholders on 30 September 2011.
27 September 2011

Blyvoor gives notice of intention to reduce employee numbers

DRDGOLD announced today that the Business Rescue Practitioner overseeing business rescue proceedings at Blyvoor has given notice of Blyvoors intention to enter a 60-day consensus-seeking process in terms of Section 189 (3) of the Labour Relations Act with the National Union of Mineworkers and UASA The Union, to consider reducing employee numbers by approximately 500 people.
20 September 2011

Five employees injured in seismic event at Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine

DRDGOLD Limited regrets to announce that five employees have been injured following a seismic event underground at the No 5 Shaft of the company’s 74%-owned Blyvooruitzicht Mine near Carletonville.
29 August 2011

76% increase in operating profit in FY 2011

DRDGOLD Limited today reported a 76% increase in operating profit to R477.0 million for the year ended 30 June 2011.
29 August 2011

Ergo shines: 250% leap in operating profit

DRDGOLD Limited announced today that the operating profit of its surface retreatment circuit, Ergo, leapt 250% to R158.5 million for the year ended 30 June 2011, reflecting higher gold production, lower costs and a higher average Rand gold price received.
17 August 2011

Extension granted for publication of Blyvoor rescue plan

DRDGOLD Limited has announced that its 74%-owned subsidiary, Blyvoor, has been granted an extension by the Southern Gauteng High Court of South Africa until 1 November 2011 to publish a business rescue plan.
15 July 2011

DRDGOLD GUIDANCE FOR YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2011: 10% INCREASE IN GOLD PRODUCTION EXPECTED

Johannesburg, South Africa. 15 July 2011. DRDGOLD Limited (DRDGOLD; JSE: DRD; NASDAQ: DROOY) announced today that it expects its group gold production for the year ended 30 June 2011 (FY2011) to be about 10% higher than in the previous year, at around 265 200oz.
14 July 2011

Blyvoor accepts offer of assistance from Anglogold Ashanti

DRDGOLD shareholders are advised that the Companys distressed operating subsidiary, Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Limited has accepted an offer of assistance from AngloGold Ashanti Limited.
14 July 2011

Blyvoor accepts offer of assistance from Anglogold Ashanti; appoints business rescue practitioner

DRDGOLD Limited announced today that its distressed operating subsidiary, Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Limited has accepted an offer of assistance, which is subject to the finalisation of a definitive agreement, from AngloGold Ashanti Limited.
30 June 2011

Resolution and Sworn Statement in terms of section 129 (3) (a) of the Companies Act, 2008 regarding the Business Rescue Proceedings commenced by Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Limited on 23 June 2011.

Resolution and Sworn Statement in terms of section 129 (3) (a) of the Companies Act, 2008 regarding the Business Rescue Proceedings commenced by Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Limited on 23 June 2011.
30 June 2011

NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING

DRDGOLD shareholders are advised that a general meeting of Shareholders will be held at Quadrum Office Park, Building 1, 50 Constantia Boulevard, Constantia Kloof Ext 28, Roodepoort, 1709 on Friday, 29 July 2011 at 09:00 (South African time) to transact business relating to the Companies Act, No. 71 of 2008 (as amended), as stated in the notice of general meeting which was posted to Shareholders on Thursday, 30 June 2011.
23 June 2011

DRDGOLD SUSPENDS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO BLYVOOR

Johannesburg, South Africa. 23 June 2011. DRDGOLD Limited (DRDGOLD; JSE: DRD; NASDAQ: DROOY) announced today that its Board of Directors has decided to suspend financial assistance to DRDGOLD’s 74%-owned subsidiary, Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Limited (Blyvoor).
19 April 2011

SURFACE OPERATIONS DELIVER 37% MARGIN; 42% INCREASE IN NET PROFIT; 44% INCREASE IN HEPS

Johannesburg, South Africa. 19 April, 2011. DRDGOLD Limited (JSE: DRD; NASDAQ: DROOY) today reported a 42% increase in net profit to R59.1 million and a 44% increase in headline earnings per share to 12.5 South African cents for the quarter ended 31 March 2011.
06 April 2011

DRDGOLD GUIDANCE FOR MARCH 2011 QUARTER

Johannesburg, South Africa, 6 April 2011: DRDGOLD Limited (JSE: DRD; NASDAQ: DROOY) announced today that it expects its Group gold production for the quarter ended 31 March 2011 to be about 3% lower than in the previous quarter, at around 67 400oz. Cash operating unit costs are expected to be about 6% higher, a consequence of lower gold production.
18 March 2011

BLYVOORUITZICHT BUS ACCIDENT UPDATE

Johannesburg, South Africa. Friday, 18 March 2011 (15:30). DRDGOLD Limited said this afternoon that the latest reconciliation of casualty figures from this mornings bus accident at its Blyvooruitzicht mine near Carletonville indicate that 26 injured people were taken to various hospitals in the region.
18 March 2011

BLYVOOR BUS ACCIDENT UPDATE: STATEMENT BY DRDGOLD CEO NIEL PRETORIUS

"I am deeply saddened by our colleagues' deaths as a result of this mornings bus accident at our Blyvooruitzicht mine."
18 March 2011

UPDATING STATEMENT: BUS ACCIDENT

Johannesburg, South Africa. Friday, 18 March 2011. DRDGOLD Limited confirms with regret that an employee injured in this mornings bus accident at its Blyvooruitzicht mine near Carletonville has died, soon after admission to hospital.
10 February 2011

Operating improvements, higher rand gold price, lower costs deliver 118% operating profit increase

DRDGOLD Limited has announced a 118% increase in operating profit to R151.5 million for the quarter ended 31 December 2010, reflecting higher gold production, an improved Rand gold price received and lower costs.
10 February 2011

Separate investment opportunities

DRDGOLD Limited (JSE: DRD; NASDAQ: DROOY) today released the following announcement by its Board of Directors
21 January 2011

DRDGOLD guidance for December 2010 Quarter

Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 January 2011: DRDGOLD Limited (JSE: DRD; NASDAQ: DROOY) announced today that it expects Group gold production for the quarter ended 31 December 2010 to be about 6% higher than in the previous quarter at around 69 400oz, due to steady performance at the Crown and Ergo surface retreatment operations and an improved performance at the Blyvoor underground operation.
14 January 2011

DRDGOLD restructures, re-names to separate surface treatment and underground mining interests

Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 January 2011: DRDGOLD Limited (JSE: DRD; NASDAQ: DROOY) has announced a change in its group structure in order to better distinguish between its surface retreatment and underground operations.