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Court Order granted to Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine

DRDGOLD Limited has announced that, in terms of an order granted by the Labour Court to the company’s Blyvooruitzicht gold mine today, mine workers will be allowed to return to the underground working areas at the Nos 4, 5 and 6 shafts.

Johannesburg, South Africa. 23 October 2007. DRDGOLD Limited (JSE: DRD; NASDAQ: DROOY) has announced that, in terms of an order granted by the Labour Court to the company’s Blyvooruitzicht gold mine today, mine workers will be allowed to return to the underground working areas at the Nos 4, 5 and 6 shafts from the start of the night shift tonight to perform essential maintenance and support work in all sections, panels and development ends and to conduct cleaning operations and attend to the removal of broken ore.

No production-related blasting may be undertaken on the shafts pending:

  • a presentation on an external audit of the mine’s health and safety systems to be given to the Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) at a meeting tomorrow morning; and
  • a determination by the DME by no later than the close of business tomorrow whether to set aside, vary or confirm its notice to the mine in terms of Section 54 of the Mine Health and Safety Act.

The notice served on the mine on Saturday, following a rock burst which claimed the life of one employee, ordered all employees to be removed from the stopes at the mine’s Nos 4, 5 and 6 shafts.

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