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Further electricity supply update

28 January 2008

08/08 - jmd

Johannesburg, South Africa. 28 November 2007. DRDGOLD Limited (JSE:DRD; NASDAQ:DRO0Y). 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. Full production has not yet been resumed. This decision follows high-level discussions held between Eskom and representatives of the mining industry over the weekend.

Eskom has issued a communications protocol and emergency information hotline, and has undertaken to provide mines with sufficient notice of any deterioration in supply so that underground employees can be evacuated timeously.


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