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31 October 2019

POWER LUNCH - DRDGold struck by gold robbery

28 October 2019

Gold industry reels under attacks by armed gangs

SA’s gold industry is reeling under an increased number of attacks by heavily armed gunmen at their processing plants, looking for easy and lucrative access to the metal that is selling for more than R700,000/kg.

11 October 2019

Gold ascent opens new door of opportunity for DRDGold, Johannesburg’s oldest share

Niël Pretorius is CEO of DRDGold, a Johannesburg-listed company that re-mines gold by re-processing the mini-mountains of rock that contain historic remnants.

09 October 2019

Why DRDGOLD’s boss is smiling

As a boy, Pretorius Snr. would perform the daredevil feat of any child who grew up in the shadow of Johannesburg’s gold dumps: slide down them at break-neck speed on a metal sheet.

03 October 2019

We've never had it so good

DRDGold is in the business of reminingthe yellow metal by reprocessinggold dumps - somethingthe compang does very effectivelg. CEO Niél Pretorius sat down with David McKag to talk business, the gold price, its partnership with Sibange-Stillwater and whg things are looking so good for DRDGold.

27 September 2019

DRDGOLD CEO Pretorius upbeat on revenues as rand “as strong as it’s going to get”

REVENUES for DRDGold had “never been so good” and were likely to be sustained for the foreseeable future, said CEO, Niël Pretorius.

09 September 2019

Business Wrap - DRDgold CEO Niel Pretorius speaks about the mines strategy to further it's key tailings project far west gold recoveries

09 September 2019

The big small business show profile - while Implats withheld its dividend, DRDGOLD rewarded investors with a threefold increase in this year's out

04 September 2019

Power Lunch - DRDgold surprised the market with a four fold increase in its dividend for the year to June

04 September 2019

Rsg Geldsake - discussion with the CEO of DRDgold, Niel Pretorius about their financial results

04 September 2019

Classic Business - discussion with the CEO of DRDGold, Niel Pretorius about their financial figures and the gold industry

04 September 2019

DRDGold puts money into the pockets of investors without interruption for 12 years

04 September 2019

Business News - DRDGOLD rewards shareholders as new tailings project investment bears fruit

04 September 2019

Business News - DRDGold has marked its sixth year of paying dividends

03 September 2019

DRDGOLD sees revenue and profits boosted by Far West Gold Recoveries tailings project

03 September 2019

Full interview: DRDGOLD's full year earnings showed positive contributions from all operations

03 September 2019

DRDGold pays chunky annual dividend

Gold mining company keeps its 12-year unbroken run of dividends going

03 September 2019

DRDGold begins payback on Sibanye-Stillwater deal with bold 20c/share dividend lift

DRDGOLD took the first steps in bringing its all-share purchase of Sibanye-Stillwater’s Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR) to bear, announcing a 20 cents per share final dividend – three-fold the (interim) dividend it paid its 2018 financial year.

27 August 2019

DRDGOLD expects earnings for year to June to soar

Gold producer DRDGOLD said on Tuesday it expected headline earnings per share of between 10.73 and 11.07 cents for the year ended June, up sharply from 1.7 cents the previous year.

27 August 2019

DRDGOLD expects to report strong growth in full-year earnings, revenue boosted by higher average gold price

DRDGold Limited (NYSE: DRD), the Johannesburg and New York-listed South African gold producer, expects to report strong growth in full-year 2018/19 earnings and revenue boosted by a higher average price for the precious metal.

27 August 2019

Ergo rehab reverse assists DRDGold’s 2019 numbers as FWGR makes quiet start

A chance in an environmental charge mainly related to Ergo was behind a far improved profit forecast for DRDGold.

27 August 2019

New project helps kick up DRDGold’s full-year profit

Tailings retreatment specialist DRDGold will report an enormous leap in annual profit as it realised the benefits of a second source of gold and a higher gold price.

27 August 2019

DRDGold’s full-year earnings rise

JSE- and NYSE-listed DRDGold expects to report headline earnings per share (HEPS) of between 10.73c and 11.07c for the financial year ended June 30, compared with the HEPS of 1.7c a share reported for the 2018 financial year.

01 July 2019


A R400-million agri-processing plant was launched in 2019  in the OR Tambo Special Economic Zone. The SEZ is  located at OR Tambo International Airport and is intended   to encourage exports of high’value goods.

27 June 2019

DRDGold’s golden child off to a flying start

JSE- and NYSE- listed surface gold tailings retreatment company DRDGOLD has successfully expedited Phase 1 of its two-phase Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR) gold-from-tailings project on the West Rand of Johannesburg, South Africa, becoming cash-positive just four months after commissioning started in December 2018. Chantelle Kotze spoke to CEO Niël Pretorius about how the company was able to deliver short-term value from the newly acquired asset.

01 June 2019

Far West Gold Recoveries DRDGOLD’S golden child off to a flying start

07 May 2019

DRD Gold profile/strategy

DRDGOLD CEO NIëL Pretorius with Christine Corrado, proactive investors

07 May 2019

DRDGOLD lifts gold production in 1Q boosted by Far West Gold Recoveries project

For the quarter ended March 2019, the Johannesburg miner says yield increased by 4% in compared to the previous quarter due to ‘higher grade material’ processed at its Far West Gold Recoveries project

07 May 2019

DRDGOLD sees gold production climb in 1Q

DRDGOLD Ltd CEO Niel Pretorius tells Proactive Investors the South African miner boosted gold production in the most recent quarter.

07 May 2019

Fast West project boosts DRDGold's quarterly output by 15%

Surface gold recovery company DRDGold produced 41 120 oz of gold in the quarter ended March 31 – a 15% increase compared with the 35 732 oz produced in the quarter ended March 2018.

07 May 2019

DRDGold lifts output and cuts costs in March quarter

Tailings retreatment specialist DRDGold lifted production in the March quarter and lowered its all-in costs as it put the bulk of its investment in a new project behind it and started reaping the benefits.

07 May 2019

DRDGold’s FWGR project begins to make its mark as production numbers edge up

Shares in DRDGold nipped up 6% in early Johannesburg trade after the company published March quarter production numbers which demonstrated the first benefits of its Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR).

25 March 2019

Gold stocks shine as investors seek refuge from global market fears

With the price of gold showing no signs of decline, gold companies are reaping the benefits.

14 February 2019

DRDGOLD touts upside of Far West Gold Recoveries project

DRDGOLD Ltd CEO Niel Pretorius tells Proactive Investors the gold tailings company is looking forward to the contribution of its Far West Gold Recoveries (FWGR) project in the second half, as it posted results for the six months to the end of December.

14 February 2019

WATCH: How power cuts rained on DRDGold’s parade

Miner DRDGold released its interim results on Wednesday, and power-related problems cut R27m from its interim revenue. The company reported a headline loss of more than R46m, operating profit plunged 54%, while revenue remained flat at R1.25bn.

13 February 2019

Eskom grid upkeep increasingly problematic – DRDGold

The quality of maintenance of the Eskom distribution infrastructure is becoming increasingly problematic, DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius said on Wednesday.

13 February 2019

Eskom grid upkeep increasingly problematic – DRDGold

The quality of maintenance of the Eskom distribution infrastructure is becoming increasingly problematic, DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius said on Wednesday.

13 February 2019

DRDGOLD CEO gives his views on #Eskom, future opportunities

DRDGold’s share price fell almost 4 per cent after its interim results revealed a 3 per cent decrease in gold production and operating profit down by more than half. The gold producer was also not immune to load shedding, losing approximately 49kg of gold due directly to power supply disruptions. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Niël Pretorius the CEO of DRDGold.

13 February 2019

DRDGold weighs into power crisis calling “the once mighty Eskom” its “single biggest risk”

DRDGold laid a halving of operating profit for the first half of its 2019 financial year squarely at the door of “the once mighty Eskom” which it described as its Ergo operation’s “single biggest risk” factor.

13 February 2019

DRDGold reports lower gold production due to power outages

Gold producer DRDGold said on Wednesday that it had lost around 49kg of gold production in the first half of 2019 financial year as a direct consequence of power supply disruptions.

13 February 2019

Five things making headlines in South Africa today

There’s nothing new as far as load shedding is concerned. On Wednesday, the fourth consecutive day of planned blackouts, Eskom says that it plans to continue with its stage 3 of load shedding. The reason remains the same, “high demand or urgent maintenance being performed”, but history has taught us that there could be more to this.

13 February 2019

DRDGold profit down, gold reserves up

Surface gold mining company DRDGold on Wednesday reported a 54% fall in operating profit to R102.2-million in the six months to December 31, but a major jump in mineral reserves.

13 February 2019

Electricity constraints lower DRDGold’s output

The miner flagged increased output for the 2019 financial year as its new project comes on line after a tough start to the year due to electricity disruptions

06 February 2019

Watch: CNBC Africa interview

Although there isn’t 100 per cent ideological alignment on everything, players in the mining industry take comfort from the fact that there is constructive engagement. This is according to Niël Pretorius, CEO of DRDGOLD, who spoke to CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters at the 25th Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town. They also talk about the single biggest challenge for DRDGOLD being the reliability of the power supply, and other pertinent issues like the institutional damage that had been done in the past.

05 February 2019

Watch: Business Day Television interview, parts 1 and 2

Well for most miners its becoming the case of adapt or become irrelevant. We caught up with the CEO of DRD Gold, Niël Pretorius as he talked us through how DRDGold is trying to remain relevant with its strategy in this tough operating environment.