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Underground production to resume at Blyvoor

DRDGOLD Limited announced this afternoon that the Department of Minerals and Energy has lifted the notice in terms of Section 54 of the Mine Health and Safety Act.

Johannesburg, South Africa. 24 October 2007. DRDGOLD Limited (JSE: DRD; NASDAQ: DROOY) announced this afternoon that the Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) has lifted the notice in terms of Section 54 of the Mine Health and Safety Act, prohibiting underground production operation at the Nos 4, 5 and 6 Shafts of Blyvooruitzicht gold mine.

The notice was served on the mine following the death of an employee in a rockfall underground on Friday.

The DME’s decision followed a presentation by mine management to the DME this morning on the results of an independent risk assessment of Blyvoor’s underground mining operations.

The DME’s finding that Blyvoor’s standards were compliant was endorsed by the National Union of Mineworkers, which was represented at today’s presentation.

Work to restore the mine to full production will begin at the start of the night shift tonight.

Four underground ore production shifts were lost as a result of the Section 54 notice. A level of gold production was maintained through the treatment of stockpiled material and ongoing retreatment of surface dumps.

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