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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. Johannesburg, South Africa, 16 February 2007. DRDGOLD Limited (JSE: DRD; NASDAQ: DROOY) 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.

The illegal work stoppage is believed to be related to worker concerns regarding the calculation of leave pay and to a demand by rock drill operators for a 40% wage increase.

The striking workers failed to respond to a court order served on Wednesday night (14 February 2007) prohibiting them from continuing with their illegal industrial action and to a management ultimatum issued last night (Thursday, 15 February 2007) for them to return to work or face disciplinary action.

Blyvooruitzicht is a mature mining operation, currently producing approximately 576 ounces of gold a day; while the mine has been able to maintain reduced levels of gold production by processing stockpiled ore and surface material, an immediate end to the illegal strike action is essential to prevent serious economic consequences to the operation.

DRDGOLD South Africa CEO Niel Pretorius said today: "To date, the illegally striking workers have been unresponsive to attempts by management and the National Union of Mineworkers to effect a return to work and to participate in discussions regarding their grievances, using established procedures; disciplinary action is the next logical step."

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DRDGOLD is a medium-sized, unhedged gold producer with investments in South Africa and Australasia.
In South Africa, the company has an 85% interest in DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Limited (DRDGOLD SA), while in Australasia, it has a 78.72% interest in Emperor Mines Limited.

In the 2006 financial year, DRDGOLD SA contributed 60% or 315 976 ounces – of total attributable gold production of 527 401 ounces, and Emperor 211 425 ounces. At 30 June 2006, DRDGOLD’s total attributable resource base was 47.6 million ounces and its total attributable reserves were 8.8 million ounces.

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