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05-Sep-2018
(C)
Revenue for the year increased to R2.490 billion (2017: R2.340 billion), gross profit from operating activities rose to R142.7 million (2017: R32 million), profit for the year attributable to equity owners of the parent weakened to R6.5 million (2017: R13.7 million), while headline earnings per share grew to 1.7 cents per share (2017: 0.2 cent per share).



Outlook

To the east, our Ergo footprint looks set for improved performance in FY2019 as benefits from the projects described above start to flow. To the west, we can look forward to FWGR starting to materially contribute to our bottomline by the end of the second half of the financial year.
29-Aug-2018
(Official Notice)
DRDLD is in the process of finalising its results for the year ended 30 June 2018 (?Results?) and shareholders are accordingly advised that the Company expects to report:

- earnings per share of between 1.18 cents and 1.82 cents per share (a decrease of between 63% to 43%, respectively) compared to earnings of 3.2 cents per share for the previous corresponding period; and

- headline earnings per share of between 1.53 cents and 1.87 cents per share compared to headline earnings of 0.2 cents per share for the previous corresponding period.



The expected increase in headline earnings per share for the year ended 30 June 2018 compared to the previous corresponding period is primarily due to an increase in gold production of 10% from 4 265kg to 4 679kg that also resulted in:

- a decrease in cash operating costs of approximately 6% from R 489 549 per kg to approximately R459 000 per kg; and

- a decrease in all-in sustaining costs of approximately 5% from R 530 930 per kg to approximately R506 000 per kg.



Headline earnings includes transaction costs incurred in relation to the acquisition of the West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project assets from Sibanye Gold Limited (trading as Sibanye-Stillwater), amounting to R9 million.



The Company?s Results are expected to be published on or about 5 September 2018.
01-Aug-2018
(Official Notice)
Unless otherwise indicated, capitalised words and terms contained in this announcement shall bear the same meanings ascribed thereto in the circular to DRDLD shareholders, dated Monday, 26 February 2018 (?Circular?).



Shareholders are referred to the Circular, in terms of which Shareholders were advised of, inter alia:

*the proposed acquisition by DRDLD of the WRTRP Assets, by way of the acquisition of a 100% shareholding in WRTRP, from Sibanye-Stillwater (?Acquisition?); and

*the granting of the Option to Sibanye-Stillwater to subscribe for additional DRDLD Shares.



The Company is pleased to advise that all of the Acquisition Conditions have been fulfilled and / or waived and the Acquisition has become wholly unconditional. In the circumstances, the Acquisition has been implemented with effect from Tuesday, 31 July 2018 (?Implementation Date?).



Shareholders are advised that Sibanye-Stillwater now holds 38.05% in DRDLD and that pursuant to the Transaction, Sibanye-Stillwater is also entitled to exercise the Option and subscribe for such number of additional DRDGOLD Shares for cash at a 10% discount to the 30 day volume weighted average traded price of a DRDGOLD Share on the day prior to the date of exercise of the Option, so as to attain up to a 50.1% shareholding in DRDGOLD. The Option must be exercised in whole any time during the period commencing on the Implementation Date and expiring 24 months thereafter.
29-May-2018
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders (?Shareholders?) are advised that a formal application, in accordance with Article 7.1 of the Euronext Access Rules, has been made to the authorities of the Euronext Access Paris market (?Euronext?) for the voluntary termination of the listing of DRDGOLD securities on Euronext (?Termination?). The termination will become effective from 30 May 2018.



In 2017, the European Central Banks Regulation undertook a process to harmonise its settlement and Central Securities Depositary (?CSD?) requirements regarding the quality of its link with foreign markets. It was subsequently decided that Euronext close its link with the South African securities market, via its French CSD, Euroclear. In the circumstances, trading of DRDLD?s securities on the Euronext was no longer possible and Euroclear subsequently undertook a process to transfer the DRDGOLD securities held by French Shareholders to a South African CSD, such that the DRDGOLD securities remained tradable on the securities exchange operated by the JSE Ltd. (?JSE?).



Historically, the liquidity of the securities traded on the Euronext has been negligible. For the period June 2016 to June 2017, the total volume of securities traded on this exchange amounted to less than 0.2% of the total number of DRDLD securities in issue.



In light of the above and the fact that the DRDLD securities are no longer tradable on the Euronext, a decision was made to apply for the termination on said exchange.



For the avoidance of doubt, DRDLD?s primary listing on the JSE and secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange (in the form of an American Depositary Receipts programme) remain unaffected by the termination. Additionally, the trading of the Company?s securities on the regulated unofficial market on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Berlin and Stuttgart over-the-counter markets also remain unaffected.
06-Apr-2018
(Official Notice)
Unless otherwise indicated, capitalised words and terms contained in this announcement shall bear the same meanings ascribed thereto in the circular to DRDLD shareholders, dated Monday, 26 February 2018 (?Circular?).



Introduction

Shareholders are referred to the announcement published on SENS on Wednesday, 28 March 2018, wherein Shareholders were advised of the results of the General Meeting in relation to the Transaction. Shareholders were advised that the Ordinary Resolution approving the Waiver of Mandatory Offer was approved by the requisite majority and that an application would be made to the TRP to obtain a ruling with regard to the Waiver.



TRP Ruling on the Waiver

Shareholders are advised that following the submission of an application for an exemption from the obligation of Sibanye-Stillwater to make a mandatory offer to the holders of the remaining DRDLD shareholders in terms of the TRP?s Guideline 2/2011 (?TRP Waiver Ruling?), the TRP has granted the TRP Waiver Ruling.



The reasons for the granting of the TRP Waiver Ruling are available from the TRP on request by any DRDLD shareholder. Shareholders are further advised that they may request the Takeover Special Committee to review the TRP Waiver Ruling within five business days of this announcement.



Update regarding the Transaction

The implementation of the Acquisition and the Specific Issue remains subject to the fulfilment or waiver of the remaining Acquisition Conditions and Specific Issue Conditions, respectively. The Acquisition Conditions are anticipated to be fulfilled or waived during the second quarter of 2018. A further announcement will be published in due course wherein Shareholders will be provided with an update on the Transaction.
28-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
26-Feb-2018
(Official Notice)
15-Feb-2018
(C)
Revenue for the interim period increased to R1 254.8 million (2016: R1 188.8 million) whilst results from operating activities rose to R83.5 million (2016: R2.3 million). Profit for the period attributable to equity owners of the parent grew to R60.6 million (2016: R2.7 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share was recorded at 14.3 cents per share (2016: headline loss per share of 2.4 cents per share).



Dividend

The DRDLD board has declared an interim cash dividend of 5 SA cents per ordinary share for the six months ended 31 December 2017 in recognition of its robust performance during the period, while remaining cognisant of anticipated capital outlays to develop the WRTRP assets if this transaction is approved by shareholders.



12-Feb-2018
(Official Notice)
08-Feb-2018
(Official Notice)
Unless otherwise indicated, capitalised words and terms contained in this announcement shall bear the same meanings ascribed thereto in the announcement published by DRDLD on SENS on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 (?Transaction Announcement?).



In terms of the Transaction Announcement, Shareholders were advised of, inter alia:

*the proposed acquisition by DRDLD of the WRTRP Assets, by way of the acquisition of a 100% shareholding in WRTRP from Sibanye-Stillwater; and

*the granting of the Option to Sibanye-Stillwater,

collectively referred to as the ?Proposed Transaction?.



Competition Authority approval

DRDLD is pleased to advise that, on Wednesday, 7 February 2018, the South African Competition Authorities (?Competition Authorities?) established in accordance with the Competition Act, No. 89 of 1998 (?Competition Act?) approved the merger pursuant to the implementation of the Proposed Transaction.



The approval is subject to the following:

*Should Sibanye-Stillwater elect to exercise the Option within a period of 24 months from the date on which the Competition Authorities issued the requisite clearance certificate, being Wednesday, 7 February 2018 (?Approval Date?), Sibanye-Stillwater shall inform the Competition Authorities of its decision within 20 business days of exercising the Option.

*Should Sibanye-Stillwater elect to exercise the Option after a period of 24 months from the Approval Date, Sibanye-Stillwater shall notify the Competition Authorities of such decision for consideration by the Competition Authorities as a merger in terms of section 13A of the Competition Act.



Implementation of the Proposed Transaction remains conditional on the fulfilment or waiver of certain conditions precedent, including the approval by Shareholders of all resolutions required to implement the Proposed Transaction at the General Meeting and Shareholders waiving the benefit of the Mandatory Offer. Shareholders will be advised of the posting of the Circular, the salient dates and times relating to the Proposed Transaction and the General Meeting in due course.
06-Feb-2018
(Official Notice)
In terms of the Transaction Announcement, Shareholders were advised of, inter alia:

- the proposed acquisition by DRDLD of the WRTRP Assets, by way of the acquisition of a 100% shareholding in WRTRP from Sibanye-Stillwater; and

- the granting of the Option to Sibanye-Stillwater,

collectively referred to as the ?Proposed Transaction?.



Forecast financial information of WRTRP

Shareholders are advised that the current application and use of the WRTRP Assets by Sibanye-Stillwater is significantly different to the intended application and use of the WRTRP Assets by DRDLD, following the reconfiguration thereof. Accordingly, the revenue and cost profiles of the WRTRP Assets following the reconfiguration thereof by DRDGOLD will be significantly different to the historic revenue and cost profiles.



In these circumstances, and for purposes of illustrating the expected financial performance of WRTRP following the implementation of the Acquisition and reconfiguration of the WRTRP Assets by DRDLD, forecast financial information of WRTRP has been prepared.



Withdrawal of cautionary

Shareholders are referred to the cautionary announcements published on SENS on 22 November 2017 and 8 January 2018 and are advised that, following the publication of the Forecast Financial Information and the Pro Forma Financial Information, caution is no longer required to be exercised by Shareholders when dealing in the Company?s securities.
01-Feb-2018
(Official Notice)
DRDLD is in the process of finalising its results for the six months ended 31 December 2017 (?Results?) and shareholders are accordingly advised that the company has reasonable certainty that it will report:

* earnings per share to be between 14.16 cents and 14.64 cents per share compared to earnings of 0.6 cents per share for the previous corresponding period; and

* headline earnings per share to be between 14.06 cents and 14.54 cents per share compared to headline loss of 2.4 cents per share for the previous corresponding period.



The expected increase in earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the six months ended 31 December 2017 compared to the previous corresponding period were primarily due to an 11% increase in gold produced despite a 4% decrease in the rand gold price received.



DRDLD is planning gold production from our operations of 147 000 to 153 000 ounces at cash operating costs of approximately R475 000 per kilogram for the year ending 30 June 2018.



The company?s results are expected to be published on or about 15 February 2018.
18-Jan-2018
(Official Notice)
Unless otherwise indicated, capitalised words and terms contained in this announcement shall bear the same meanings ascribed thereto in the announcement published by DRDLD on SENS on Wednesday, 22 November 2017.



Shareholders are hereby advised that the JSE Ltd. has granted DRDLD an extension in relation to the posting date of the Circular relating to the Proposed Transaction until 28 February 2018.



Shareholders will be advised of the salient dates and times relating to the Proposed Transaction and the General Meeting in due course.
08-Jan-2018
(Official Notice)
Further to the Announcement, shareholders are advised that the pro forma financial effects of the Proposed Transaction are still being finalised. Accordingly, Shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the company?s securities until a further announcement is made.
30-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting (?AGM?) of shareholders held on Thursday, 30 November 2017, all the ordinary and special resolutions, as set out in the notice of AGM dated 25 October 2017, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders present or represented by proxy.
22-Nov-2017
(Official Notice)
31-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that DRDLD?s annual general meeting of shareholders will be held at the Company?s boardroom, 1 Sixty Jan Smuts Building, 2nd Floor - North Tower, 160 Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa at 09:00 (South African time) on Thursday, 30 November 2017, to transact the business as stated in the notice of annual general meeting which will be distributed to DRDGOLD shareholders (?Shareholders?) today, Tuesday, 31 October 2017.



The notice of annual general meeting also contains a summary of the consolidated annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2017.



Shareholders are advised that the integrated report, including the full annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2017, is available on the Company?s website at www.drdgold.com from Tuesday, 31 October 2017.



The annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2017 contain no modifications to the financial information contained in the condensed consolidated provisional results for the year ended 30 June 2017, published on Tuesday, 5 September 2017.



*Record date to determine which shareholders are entitled to receive the notice of annual general meeting - Friday, 20 October 2017

*Last day to trade in order to be eligible to attend, participate in and vote at the annual general meeting- Tuesday, 14 November 2017

*Record date to determine which shareholders are entitled to attend, participate in and vote at the annual general meeting - Friday, 17 November 2017

*Forms of proxy for the annual general meeting for shareholders registered on the South African register to be lodged by 09:00 (South African time) - Wednesday, 29 November* 2017

*Forms of proxy for the annual general meeting for shareholders holding shares in the form of American Depositary Receipts to be lodged by 02:00 (Eastern Standard Time) - Tuesday, 28 November* 2017

*Forms of proxy for the annual general meeting for shareholders registered on the United Kingdom register to be lodged by 09:00 (Greenwich Mean Time) - Tuesday, 28 November* 2017



*Any forms of proxy not lodged by this date and time must be handed to the chairman of the annual general meeting before the appointed proxy exercises any of the relevant shareholder?s rights.





05-Sep-2017
(C)
Revenue for the year decreased to R2.340 billion (2016: R2.433 billion), gross profit from operating activities fell to R32 million (2016: R196.2 million), profit for the year attributable to equity owners of the parent weakened to R13.7 million (2016: R61.9 million), while headline earnings per share plunged to 0.2 cents per share (2016: 12.7 cent per share).



Dividend

The DRDLD board has declared a final dividend of 5 cents per ordinary share for the year ended 30 June 2017.



Company outlook

The 2017 financial year was challenging but we have positioned ourselves well for the 2018 financial year and beyond:

- we have erased the legacy overhang of two very important rehabilitation sites, and yielded, in effect, a large nature dividend;

- the centre of gravity of our operations has now well and truly migrated further east toward our Ergo plant with the commissioning of three new reclamation sites and a fourth by the third quarter of the 2018 financial year, all of which will contribute to far more efficient and cost-effective reclamation;

- we have rigorously addressed costs for the longer term;

- the core Ergo plant is stable; and

- as reported at the financial half-year, we have increased our Measured Mineral Resources by 56.8% and our Mineral Reserves by 62.5% after accounting for depletion in the second half of the financial year.
25-Aug-2017
(Official Notice)
DRDLD is in the process of finalising its results for the year ended 30 June 2017 (?Results?) and shareholders are accordingly advised that the Company has reasonable certainty that it will report:

*earnings per share to be between 1.7 cents and 4.7 cents per share (a decrease of between 88% to 68%, respectively) compared to 14.7 cents earnings per share for the previous corresponding period; and

*headline loss / earnings per share to be between a loss of 1.0 cents and earnings of 1.5 cents per share (a decrease of between 108% to 88%, respectively) compared to headline earnings of 12.7 cents per share for the previous corresponding period.



The expected decrease in earnings per share and headline earnings per share for the year ended 30 June 2017 compared to the previous corresponding period were primarily due to higher cash operating unit costs from the more expensive clean-up activities associated with the legacy sites in the western Witwatersrand, including the ?knock-on? effect of processing this reclaimed material resulting in a lower overall yield. As a result, gold production for the year was down by 4% to 4 265 kilograms.



The above information has not been reviewed or reported on by the Company?s auditors. The Company?s Results are expected to be published on or about 5 September 2017.



24-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders are advised that the company will be changing the address of its registered office to: 1 Sixty Jan Smuts Building, 2nd Floor - North Tower, 160 Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank, 2196, with effect from 30 March 2017. Our contact details remain the same: tel: +27 (0)11 470 2600; fax: +27 (0) 86 524 3061.

16-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
15-Feb-2017
(C)
Revenue for the interim period increased to R1.188 billion (2015: R1.131 billion) whilst results from operating activities lowered to R2.3 million (2015: R34.7 million). Profit for the period attributable to equity owners of the parent decreased to R2.7 million (2015: R18.1 million). Furthermore, headline loss per share was recorded at 2.4 cents per share (2015: headline earnings of 2.6 cents per share).



06-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
DRDLD is in the process of finalising its results for the six months ended 31 December 2016 (?Results?) and shareholders are accordingly advised that the Company expects to report:

*earnings per share to be between 0.17 cents and 1.03 cents per share (a decrease of between 76% to 96%, respectively) compared to 4.3 cents earnings per share for the previous corresponding period; and

*headline loss per share to be between 2.66 cents and 2.14 cents per share compared to headline earnings of 2.6 cents per share for the previous corresponding period.



In a production update for the second quarter ended 31 December 2016 released today, DRDLD reported:

*volume throughput amounted to 6,0 million tonnes compared to 6,6 million tonnes, a 10% decrease;

*gold production amounted to 1 066kg compared to 1 034kg, a 3% increase; and

*operating costs increased by 9% to R 82 per tonne.



As communicated previously, the final clean-up and closure of specific Crown sites continued to weigh on costs causing both accelerated depreciation and retrenchment costs of approximately R18 million each.



After paying a final dividend of R52 million for the year ended 30 June 2016, the Company ended the second quarter of FY2017 with R290 million in cash and cash equivalents, compared with R335 million at the end of the first quarter of FY2017. The cash position was also influenced by an increase in working capital of R 70.5 million for the 6 months ended 31 December 2016.



Gold production for the year ending 30 June 2017 is expected to be between 136 000 and 140 000 ounces at cash operating costs of between R468 000 per kilogram and R482 000 per kilogram.



The above information has not been reviewed or reported on by the Company?s auditors. The Company?s Results are expected to be published on or about 15 February 2017.

02-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
01-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced that with effect from 1 December 2016, Mrs Toko Victoria Buyiswa Nomalanga Mnyango has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company.
25-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting (?AGM?) of shareholders held on Friday, 25 November 2016, all the ordinary and special resolutions, save for ordinary resolution number 5, as set out in the notice of AGM dated 21 September 2016, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders present or represented by proxy.

01-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of DRDLD are hereby informed of the following production update for FY17Q1 compared to FY16Q4:

- volume throughput amounted to 6,6 million tonnes compared to 6,1 million tonnes, an 8% increase; and

- gold production amounted to 1 034kg compared to 1 022kg, a 1% increase.



The increase in throughput offset the effects of maintenance to the City Deep mills, causing quarter on quarter production to end flat.



The final clean-up of specific Crown sites weighed in on costs and FY17Q1 cash and cash equivalents ended at R335 million (R352 million FY16Q4). The effect of this clean-up is likely to continue until FY17Q3.
30-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
DRDLD?s annual general meeting of shareholders will be held at the Company?s registered office, off Crownwood Road, Crown Mines, 2092 on Friday, 25 November 2016 at 09:00am (South African time), to transact the business as stated in the notice of annual general meeting which will be distributed to shareholders on 30 September 2016.



The notice of annual general meeting also contains the summary of the group financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2016.



Shareholders are advised that the integrated report, including the annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2016, is available on the Company?s website at www.drdgold.com from today. The annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2016 contain no modifications to the reviewed results which were released on SENS on 30 August 2016.
30-Aug-2016
(C)
Revenue rose to R2.4billion (R2.1 billion). Results from operating activities also increased to R119.5 million (R94.9 million). Profit attributable to equity owners came in at R61.9 million (R67.8 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share of 12.7cps was recorded (headline earnings per share of 9.9cps).



Dividend

The DRDLD board has declared a final dividend of 12 cents per ordinary share for the six months ended 30 June 2016.



Prospects

The potential long term benefits of the Brakpan/Withok Tailings Complex will be realised if Ergo?s volume throughput is stable and recoveries consistent. This in turn is inexorably linked to the enablers of the group's short term production targets, namely steady volume throughput, costs and extraction efficiencies. The company's continued focus remains to improve its systems and encourage behaviours that will achieve these goals.
22-Aug-2016
(Official Notice)
DRDLD is in the process of finalising its results for the year ended 30 June 2016 (?Results?) and shareholders are accordingly advised that the company expects to report:

* headline earnings per share to be between 12.2 cents and 13.3 cents per share, which represents an increase of 23% to 34%, respectively, compared to 9.9 cents per share for the previous corresponding period; and

* earnings per share to be between 14.0 cents and 15.3 cents per share, which represents a decrease of 12% to 20%, respectively, compared to 17.4 cents per share for the previous corresponding period.



The decrease in earnings per share is mainly due to non-recurring items that contributed approximately 5 cents per share more to the corresponding period compared to the year ended 30 June 2016. These specific items are excluded from headline earnings.



The company?s Results are expected to be published on or about 30 August 2016.
29-Apr-2016
(Official Notice)
The DRDLD board has declared a dividend of 38 SA cents per ordinary share for the quarter ended 31 March 2016 as follows:

- the dividend has been declared out of income reserves;

- the local Dividends Tax rate is 15% (fifteen per cent);

- the gross local dividend amount is 38 SA cents per ordinary share for shareholders exempt from the Dividends Tax;

- the net local dividend amount is 32.3 SA cents per ordinary share for shareholders liable to pay the Dividends Tax;

- DRDLD currently has 430 883 767 ordinary shares in issue (which includes 9 361 071 treasury shares); and

- DRDLD's income tax reference number is 9160/013/60/4.



In compliance with the requirements of Strate, given the company's primary listing on the JSE Ltd., the salient dates for payment of the dividend are as follows:

- Last date to trade ordinary shares cum dividend: Friday 20 May 2016

- Ordinary shares trade ex-dividend: Monday 23 May 2016

- Record date: Friday 27 May 2016

- Payment date: Monday 30 May 2016



On payment date, dividends due to holders of certificated securities on the SA share register will either be electronically transferred to the shareholders' bank accounts or, in the absence of suitable mandates, dividend cheques will be posted to such shareholders. Dividends in respect of dematerialised shareholdings will be credited to shareholders' accounts with the relevant CSDP or broker.



To comply with the further requirements of Strate, between Monday 23 May 2016 and Friday 27 May 2016, both days inclusive, no transfers between SA and any other share register will be permitted and no ordinary shares pertaining to the SA share register may be dematerialised or rematerialised. The currency conversion date for the Australian and United Kingdom registers will be Monday 30 May 2016.



To holders of American Depositary Shares (ADS):

- Each ADS represents 10 ordinary shares:

- ADSs trade ex-dividend on NYSE: Wednesday 25 May 2016

- Record date: Friday 27 May 2016

- Approximate date of currency conversion: Friday 3 June 2016

- Approximate payment date of dividend: Monday 6 June 2016



Assuming an exchange rate of R14.50/USD1, the dividend payable on an ADS is equivalent to USD22.3 cents for shareholders liable to pay the dividend tax. However, the actual rate of payment will depend on the exchange rate on the date for currency conversion.
18-Apr-2016
(Official Notice)
DRDLD advised shareholders that the Company reports a 4% increase in quarter on quarter gold production for the quarter ended 31 March 2016 (?Quarter?) to 1 187 kilograms, notwithstanding a decrease of 7% in throughput to 5 896 000 tonnes.



The Company confirms that total operating costs were stable for the Quarter. As a result of the decrease in throughput, operating costs per unit increased by 7% to just over R80 per tonne. Throughput for the Quarter was lower as a result of inclement weather, as well as several grid-related interruptions in the supply of electricity. After paying a dividend of R51 million, DRDLD ended the Quarter with R416 million in cash and cash equivalents, compared with R254 million in the previous quarter.



DRDLD is also pleased to announce that a key milestone in increasing the capacity of the Brakpan/Withok Tailings Deposition Facility (?TDF?) has been achieved, with the approval by the Department of Water and Sanitation (?DWS?) of certain amendments to its Integrated Water Use Licence to incorporate the bulk of the Withok footprint. This approval by the DWS paves the way for Ergo Mining (Pty) Ltd.?s (?Ergo?) operation?s deposition capacity to increase from 200 million tonnes to approximately 800 million tonnes, which is enough to receive most of the mine waste tailings in and around the Johannesburg area.



The TDF is used to dispose of all residues from the reprocessing of mine waste from Ergo's clean-up and reclamation sites across the eastern and western Johannesburg area. The TDF also serves as a disposal facility for the DWS? Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority?s water treatment facility in Boksburg, where the bulk of acid mine drainage (?AMD?) emanating from the central basin is treated. Ergo has resources of approximately 10.8 million ounces of gold contained in mine waste, which are being reprocessed at a rate of approximately 24 million tonnes per year. DWS?s approval not only brings DRDLD closer to a very significant increase in the life of mine of Ergo, but also serves as assurance of a long-term sustainable deposition site for the waste produced by the treatment of AMD.
11-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Ms Reneiloe Masemene has been appointed as the Company Secretary of DRDLD with effect from 9 March 2016.
16-Feb-2016
(C)
Revenue for the interim period increased to R1.131 billion (2014: R1.016 billion). Results from operating activities rose to R34.7 million (2014: R18.8 million), profit for the period attributable to equity owners of the parent turned around to R18.1 million (2014: loss of R2.3 million), while headline earnings per share was 2.6cps (2014: loss of 0.3cps).



Dividend

The DRDLD board has declared an interim dividend of 12cps for the six months ended 31 December 2015



Looking ahead

The recent improvements in metallurgical efficiency have reduced DRDLD's operational risk with throughput risk now the most likely factor to impact production. Therefore the company will continue initiatives to manage this risk through improvements to management systems and planned maintenance.



DRDLD has a substantial gold resource that offers significant opportunity at various headgrade and volume configurations. DRDGOLD is studying the feasibility of these scenarios with a view to growing their reserves and extending their operation's life of mine. With the capital infrastructure needed to achieve the company's current life of mine now established, and with production trending to a stable state, they are favourably positioned to take advantage of the record high Rand gold price. The interim dividend re-affirms DRDGOLD's commitment to distribute surplus cash to their shareholders.
08-Feb-2016
(Official Notice)
DRDLD is in the process of finalising its results for the six months ended 31 December 2015 (?Results?) and shareholders are accordingly advised that the company expects to report:

* Headline earnings per share to be between 2.4 cents and 2.8 cents per share (an increase of 900% to 1 033%) compared to a loss of 0.3 cents per share for the previous corresponding period; and

* Earnings per share to be between 3.9 cents and 4.7 cents per share (an increase of 750% to 883%) compared to a loss of 0.6 cents per share for the previous corresponding period.



In a production update for the second quarter of FY2016 ended 31 December, released today, DRDLD reported a 2% increase in gold production quarter on quarter despite a decrease of 2% in throughput. Operating costs remained stable at R75 per tonne.



The increase in gold production was due to improved recovery grade and stabilisation after the introduction of five new leach tanks in the low-grade carbon-in-leach (CIL) circuit, and the switch-over from the carbon-in-pulp (CIP) process to CIL in the high-grade flotation/fine-grind (FFG) section.



After paying a dividend of R42 million, the company ended the second quarter of FY2016 with R254 million in cash and cash equivalents, compared with R300 million in the previous quarter. The cash balance was impacted by VAT refunds amounting to approximately R40 million that was not received at 31 December, contrary to the ordinary VAT cycle.



The company?s results are expected to be published on or about 16 February 2016.
30-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that Mr Themba Gwebu has given notice of his resignation as Company Secretary of DRDLD with effect from 31 December 2015 to pursue his legal career.
05-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting (?AGM?) of shareholders held on Wednesday, 4 November 2015, all the ordinary and special resolutions, as set out in the notice of AGM dated 30 September 2015, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders present or represented by proxy.
28-Oct-2015
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of DRDLD (?Shareholders?) are hereby informed of the following production update for FY16Q1 compared with FY15Q4:

* an estimated 2% increase in volume throughput;

* an estimated 11% drop in gold production; and

* stable cash operating costs estimated at R75/tonne.



The decrease in gold production is attributed to inventory build-up associated with the introduction of five new leach tanks in the low grade carbon-in-leach (?CIL?) circuit, and the switch-over from carbon in pulp to CIL in the high grade Flotation and Fine Grind Section. DRDLD ended FY16Q1 with R300 million in cash and cash equivalents (from R324 million at the end of FY15Q4) following the payment of the final R23 million instalment toward retiring its DMTN programme.



In line with DRDLD's intention to reduce corporate costs, the leads and lags associated with business improvements and the cyclical nature of certain cost drivers in the South African operating environment, (for example power supply), management has reviewed DRDGOLD's financial reporting cycle. Shareholders are therefore advised that DRDGOLD will no longer be reporting on a quarterly basis and accordingly, the Company will commence in reporting to Shareholders bi-annually. Shareholders will be provided with interim operating and financial results for the period ending 31 December 2015, as soon as reasonably possible following the end of the period. The Company may provide trading and operating updates from time to time, should circumstances require.



In line with DRDLD?s intention to reduce corporate costs, Shareholders are requested to update their contact information with their brokers, in order for the Company to provide Shareholders with communications via electronic distributions rather than Shareholder communications being printed and posted.
30-Sep-2015
(Official Notice)
DRDLD?s annual general meeting of shareholders will be held at the Company?s registered office, off Crownwood Road, Crown Mines, 2092 on Wednesday, 4 November 2015 at 12:00 (South African time), to transact the business as stated in the notice of annual general meeting which will be distributed to shareholders on 30 September 2015. The notice of annual general meeting also contains the summary consolidated financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2015.



Shareholders are advised that the integrated report, including the annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2015, is available on the Company?s website at www.drdgold.com from today. The annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2015 contain no modifications to the reviewed results which were released on SENS on 1 September 2015.
01-Sep-2015
(C)
Gold and silver revenue rose to R2.1billion (R1.8 billion). Operating profit also increased to R384.3 million (R260 million). Profit attributable to equity owners was R67.8 million (loss of R45.8 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share of 10cps was recorded (no headline earnings per share).



Dividend

The DRDLD board has declared a final dividend of 10 South African (SA) cents per ordinary share for the year ended 30 June 2015.



Outlook

FY2015 was a year of many challenges. While not all were of our making, we dealt with them all head-on. The conversion of the high grade section to CIL is now completed, as is the upgrade to the low grade CIL to increase its volume capacity by 300 000 tonnes a month. We will now work to fully integrate these two circuits in order to further optimise our operating circuit.
23-Apr-2015
(C)
Gold and silver revenue for the quarter increased to R529.5 million (2014: R427.4 million). Operating profit rose to R97.6 million (2014: R51.3 million), while profit attributable to equity owners of the parent turned around to R10.1 million (2014: loss of R24.7 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share came in at 2cps (2014: loss of 7cps).



Looking ahead

Although DRDLD would have preferred to have started the quarter better ? and more particularly to have performed better insofar as volume delivery is concerned ? they are pleased with the quarter?s numbers as a whole. The performance of the plant in March is a source of great encouragement to them. For the next few months their focus will be on completing:

* the overhaul of their asset maintenance system to avoid unnecessary interruptions to production due to breakdowns, and co-ordinated maintenance over the entire circuit;

* the refurbishment of the remaining five carbon-in-leach ("CIL") tanks at Ergo to raise volume capacity in the plant by approximately 300 000t per month, and starting up reclamation from the Van Dyk site;

* construction of the Rondebult water plant and pipeline to supplement water supply from this sewage farm to their operations; and

* the conversion of the high-grade CIP circuit to CIL to optimise leaching and adsorption in the high-grade circuit.
07-Apr-2015
(Official Notice)
In accordance with paragraph 7.20 of the JSE Ltd. Debt Listings Requirements and the terms and conditions of DRDGold?s ZAR2 000 000 000 Domestic Medium Term and High Yield Note Programme dated 15 June 2012, investors are herewith advised of the partial capital withdrawal of the DRD04 notes. Kindly note that DRDGold is only withdrawing DRD04 notes that have been repurchased by the Company and thereafter held in the Company?s possession. The withdrawal date will be effective from close of business on Tuesday, 7 April 2015.
26-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
DRDGold shareholders (?Shareholders?) are referred to the announcement published by DRDGold on SENS on 18 March 2014 and the transaction circular posted to Shareholders on 6 May 2014, relating to the share sale and subscription agreement with Khumo Gold SPV (Pty) Ltd. (?Khumo?), the Company?s black economic empowerment partner, to acquire Khumo?s 20% interest in the issued share capital of EMO and all its claims against EMO in exchange for 35 000 000 new DRDGold ordinary shares (?Khumo Acquisition?).



DRDGold simultaneously entered into an agreement with The DRDSA Empowerment Trust, EMO?s broad based empowerment shareholder, to acquire its 6% interest in the issued share capital of EMO and all its claims against EMO in exchange for 10 500 000 new DRDGold ordinary shares on substantially the same terms as the Khumo Acquisition (?Trust Acquisition?).



Shareholders approved the Khumo Acquisition and Trust Acquisition (?Acquisitions?) on 27 June 2014 and are hereby advised that all the suspensive conditions of the Acquisitions have been fulfilled and 45 500 000 new ordinary shares in DRDGold are expected to be issued and listed on or about Friday, 10 April 2015 and DRDGold shall acquire the remaining 26% of EMO making it a wholly-owned subsidiary of DRDGold.
09-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders are advised that the Company has changed the address of its registered office to: Off Crownwood Road, Crown Mines, 2092, with effect from 6 March 2015.
27-Feb-2015
(Official Notice)
DRDLD wishes to advise noteholders that the annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2014 of each of the Guarantors (as such term is defined in the DRDGOLD ZAR2 billion Domestic Medium Term and High Yield Note Programme Memorandum) are available for inspection at DRDGOLD?s registered office.
19-Feb-2015
(C)
Gold and silver revenue for the period increased to R1.015 billion (2013: R934.6 million). Operating profit improved to R164.1 million (2013: R156.1 million), while loss attributable to equity owners of the parent narrowed to R2.3 million (2013: loss of R17.8 million). Furthermore, loss per share decreased to 1cps (2013: loss of 5cps).



Looking ahead

On 31 January 2015 we notified Village Main Reef Ltd. ("VMR") management of our support for the offer by Heaven-Sent Capital Management Group Company Ltd. to acquire the entire share capital of VMR for R12.25 per share. We own 3 285 714 unencumbered shares in VMR and a further 1 million encumbered shares are held in escrow.



At 31 December 2014, we carry an unrestricted cash balance of R228.4 million. The company has decided though not to declare an interim dividend, but rather seek early redemption of the remaining balance of approximately R77 million still owing on DRDGold's Domestic Medium Term Note Programme. This would represent the final payment of the notes that were used to finance capital expenditure.



Insofar as the company's operations are concerned, DRDGold's near-term focus will be to optimise the FFG circuit amidst the new challenge of intermittent power supply.
10-Feb-2015
(Official Notice)
DRDGold shareholders are advised that a feasibility study has been completed for a R23 million upgrade of its Ergo plant to effect an increase in treatment capacity by 300 000 tonnes per month (tpm) to a total of 2.1 million tpm.



The feasibility study envisages refurbishment and re-commissioning of five tanks within the Ergo plant?s existing carbon in leach circuit, initially in order to treat the 21 million tonne Van Dyk tailings dam resource.



The project would be funded from additional internal cash flows from the retreatment of the Van Dyk dam and breaks even at a gold price of R384 000 per kilogram.



The project is expected to be completed by September 2015.
21-Jan-2015
(Official Notice)
DRDGold shareholders are advised that the Company expects an increase in gold production of the order of 6% for the six months ended 31 December 2014 compared with the six months ended 31 December 2013. Operating profit for the six months is likely to be around 5% higher, in line with the increase in gold production for the same period, while the Company?s cash and cash equivalents balance is expected to have increased by 19% since 30 September 2014.



Chief Executive Officer Ni?l Pretorius attributed the improvement in gold production to the restoration of metallurgical efficiencies and operating business improvements following the suspension of the Company?s new flotation and fine-grind circuit in April 2014. Pretorius announced that following the successful completion of test work in December 2014, the second flotation stream was restarted in the second week of January 2015 while the third stream is expected to be up and running by the end of the week.



Shareholders are advised that this update does not constitute an earnings forecast, and that the financial information provided has neither been reviewed nor reported on by the external auditors. DRDGold?s full results for the quarter and six months ended 31 December 2014 will be released at or around 08:00 South African time on Thursday, 19 February 2015, via SENS and the Company?s website, www.DRDGold.com.
07-Jan-2015
(Official Notice)
Further to the SENS announcement released on 12 December 2014, shareholders of DRDGold are advised that newly appointed Chief Financial Officer, Mr Riaan Davel, has been appointed executive director of the Company with effect from 6 January 2015.
31-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
DRDGold's Guarantor Annual Financial Statements ("Guarantor Financials") for the year ended 30 June 2014, will not be available by 31 December 2014. The Company will confirm to noteholders as soon as the Guarantor Financials are available for inspection at the DRDGold's registered office.
12-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
Appointment of Chief Financial Officer



DRDGold is delighted to announce that KPMG audit partner Mr Riaan Davel has accepted the post of Chief Financial Officer of the company with effect from 1 January 2015



He will replace Mr Anthon Meyer who was appointed acting CFO in July 2014, pending the appointment of a permanent CFO.



Mr Davel is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa), has a BCom (Hons) and an M Com (in International Accounting) from the University of Johannesburg. He has 17 years? experience in the professional services industry, mostly in the mining sector in Africa. As part of gaining this experience, Mr Davel provided assurance and advisory services, including support and training on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to clients and teams across the African continent.



He has spent the last seven years at KPMG as audit partner, where his work included performing audits of listed companies in the mining industry, including SEC registrants. He has also gained experience as an IFRS technical partner, and represented the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants on the International Accounting Standards Board?s project on Extractive Activities from 2003 to 2010. Mr Davel also served on committees that compile or update the South African Codes for reporting and valuation of mineral reserves and resources.

05-Dec-2014
(Official Notice)
28-Nov-2014
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting (AGM) of shareholders held on Friday, 28 November 2014, all the ordinary and special resolutions, as set out in the notice of AGM dated 29 October 2014, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders present or represented by proxy, with the exception of ordinary resolution number 5 relating to the general authority to issue shares for cash which was withdrawn at the AGM.. The total number of DRDGOLD shares eligible to vote at the AGM is 385 383 767. The number of shares voted in person or by proxy was 270 779 800 representing 70.26% of the total issued share capital of the same class of DRDGOLD.
31-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that after 13 years on the board, Mr Rob Hume (74) has decided to retire and not to renew his agreement for a further term. His retirement is effective 31 October 2014. Mr Hume was appointed independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee on 1 November 2001 and continued to hold that position to date.



In anticipation of Mr Hume's retirement former KPMG senior partner Mr Johan Holtzhausen was appointed independent non-executive director in April 2014. He will assume the chairmanship of the audit and risk committee from 1 November 2014.
29-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
Further to the SENS announcement dated Friday, 25 July 2014 in which DRDLD announced the conditional disposal of certain underground mining and prospecting rights and auxiliary assets of subsidiary ERPM, DRDGOLD confirms that it has received notice from the proposed purchaser, ERPM South Africa Holdings (Pty) Ltd., that it has finalized the necessary funding arrangements in order to enable it to discharge the purchase price obligations contemplated in the transaction, in full, and in accordance with the provisions of the agreement.
24-Oct-2014
(C)
Gold and silver revenue for the quarter shot up to R528.5 million (2013: R484 million). Operating profit rose to R79.7 million (2013: R72 million), while loss attributable to equity owners of the parent narrowed to R3.3 million (2013: loss of R15.6 million). Furthermore, basic loss per share came down to 1cps (2013: loss of 4cps).
20-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcements released on SENS, the last of which was dated Friday, 5 September 2014, shareholders are advised that the pro forma financial information relating to the disposal of the underground mining and prospecting rights held by East Rand Proprietary Mines Ltd., and related assets, have not yet been finalised ("Financial Effects").



Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the company's securities until the Financial Effects are fully disclosed on SENS.
01-Oct-2014
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders are advised that the company expects an increase of between 5% and 7% in gold production for the quarter ended 30 September 2014, compared to the quarter ended 30 June 2014.



Cash operating unit costs (R/kg) are likely to have remained flat quarter on quarter.



An increase in cash operating profit of between 45% and 55% is expected.



DRDLD's full results for the quarter, including an update on test work on the floatation and fine-grind circuit, will be released at or around 08:00 South African time on Friday, 24 October 2014 via SENS and the company's website, www.drdgold.com.
30-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that DRDLD's annual general meeting of shareholders will be held at Quadrum Office Park, Building 1, 50 Constantia Boulevard, Constantia Kloof Ext 28, Roodepoort, 1709 on Friday, 28 November 2014 at 09:00 to transact the business as stated in the notice of annual general meeting which will be distributed to shareholders, today, 30 September 2014.



The notice of annual general meeting also contains the summary consolidated financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2014.



Shareholders are advised that the integrated report, including the annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2014, is available on the company's website at www.drdgold.com from today. The annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2014 contain no modifications to the reviewed results which were released on SENS on 2 September 2014.



Salient dates

*Record date to determine which shareholders are entitled to receive the notice of annual general meeting -- Friday, 19 September 2014

*Last day to trade in order to be eligible to attend and vote at the annual general meeting -- Friday, 14 November 2014

*Record date to determine which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting -- Friday, 21 November 2014

*Forms of proxy for the annual general meeting for shareholders registered on the South African register to be lodged by 09:00 on Thursday, 27 November 2014

*Forms of proxy for the annual general meeting for shareholders holding shares in the form of American Depositary Receipts to be lodged by 02:00 (Eastern Standard Time) -- Tuesday, 25 November 2014

*Forms of proxy for the annual general meeting for shareholders registered on the United Kingdom register to be lodged by no later than 09:00 (GMT) -- Tuesday, 25 November 2014
26-Sep-2014
(Permanent)
The 2012 and 2013 financial results have been restated for changes in accounting policy.
05-Sep-2014
(Official Notice)
Further to the terms and cautionary announcement dated 25 July 2014, shareholders are advised that the pro forma financial information relating to the disposal of the underground mining and prospecting rights held by East Rand Proprietary Mines Limited, and related assets, have not yet been finalised ("Financial Effects"). Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in the Company's securities until the Financial Effects are fully disclosed on SENS.
02-Sep-2014
(C)
Gold and silver revenue lowered to R1.8 billion (R2.1 billion). Operating profit also decreased to R260 million (R679.3 million). Loss attributable to equity owners was R45.8 million (profit of R49.4 million). Furthermore, there were no headline earnings for the period (66 cents per share).



Dividend

The DRDLD board has declared a final dividend of 2 South African (SA) cents per ordinary share for the year ended 30 June 2014.



Looking ahead

Testwork on the FFG circuits will continue until at least the end of Q2 FY2015. The results will inform the rate of build-up of material passing through both the High and Low Grade Sections to full capacity.



In order to take full advantage of the company's considerable infrastructure it is actively setting its sights on extending the reach of Ergo either through co-operation or acquisition. This year DRDLD started to process higher grade materials sourced over the fence by an independent operator. DRDGOLD will continue to entertain this model to optimise our reach and supplement its resource.



DRDLD is also keen to establish, by a continued focus on research and testwork, the new opportunities offered by a successful FFG layout.
25-Jul-2014
(Official Notice)
21-Jul-2014
(Official Notice)
DRDGold shareholders are advised that CFO Francois van der Westhuizen has, by agreement, relinquished his position with the company and resigned from the board with effect from Friday, 18 July 2014. Anthon Meyer, former CFO of Mintails Ltd., has agreed to a two-month, interim appointment as CFO of DRDGold and shall be appointed to the company's board of directors subject to the finalisation of various regulatory and administrative processes.
21-Jul-2014
(Official Notice)
DRDGold shareholders are advised that the company estimates an increase of approximately 13% in gold production for the quarter ended 30 June 2014, compared to the quarter ended 31 March 2014. Cash operating costs are expected to be down by approximately 6%, while cash and cash equivalents have increased from R206 million to approximately R210 million.



DRDGold's full results for the quarter and year ended 30 June 2014 will be released at or around 08:00 South African time on Tuesday, 2 September 2014 via SENS and the company's website, www.drdgold.com.
27-Jun-2014
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders (Shareholders) are advised that at the general meeting of Shareholders held on Friday, 27 June 2014, all the ordinary resolutions as set out in the notice of general meeting dated 6 May 2014 were passed by the requisite majority of Shareholders.

14-May-2014
(C)
Gold and silver revenue decreased to R427.4 million (R531 million). Operating profit was lower at R51.3 million (R170.7 million). Net attributable loss was recorded at R24.7 million (profit of R62.1 million). In addition, headline loss per share amounted to 7cps (headline earnings per share of 14cps).



Outlook

Twelve months ago, when our Ergo plant consisted only of the Low Grade Section and when the gold price was USD1 683/oz, our market capitalisation was almost twice what it is today. Now, by suspending the High Grade Circuit, we have returned the business to a condition similar to that of a year ago with a Rand gold price that is still very favourable. Notwithstanding the events of the quarter under review, we remain firmly of the view that the difficult part of the project is behind us. The flotation circuit and the mills work, and our theory that we can isolate the gold-bearing pyrites, and grind them down to liberate the gold they shield, has been proven in practice.



Our focus and efforts, therefore, remain to find a way to take advantage of this technology without compromising the "bread-and-butter" part of the operations. We said in our announcement to the market early in April that we thought this might take three to four months to complete. Due to the fact that the Lower Grade Circuit is essentially back to stable state, and because of the very high confidence threshold that we are demanding before we will again expose the Low Grade Circuit to the FFG and High Grade Circuit process, we have decided that, rather than work towards a date, we will work towards an outcome.



06-May-2014
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders are referred to the announcement released on SENS on 18 March 2014, relating to the acquisition by the Company of the 26% interest in its operating subsidiary, Ergo Mining Operations (Pty) Ltd. ("EMO"), that it does not already own, from Khumo Gold SPV (Pty) Ltd. ("Khumo") and the DRDSA Empowerment Trust ("DRDSA Trust").



DRDLD has agreed to acquire:

* Khumo's 20% interest in the issued share capital of EMO and all its claims against EMO in exchange for 35 000 000 new DRDLD ordinary shares ("Khumo Acquisition"); and

* the DRDSA Trust's 6% interest in the issued share capital of EMO and all its claims against EMO in exchange for 10 500 000 new DRDLD ordinary shares.



Accordingly, notice is given that a general meeting of Shareholders ("General Meeting") will be held at the registered offices of the Company at Quadrum Office Park, Building 1, 50 Constantia Boulevard, Constantia Kloof Ext 28, Roodepoort, 1709, South Africa on Friday, 27 June 2014, at 09:00, for the purposes of considering and, if deemed fit, passing the necessary ordinary resolutions in order to approve the Khumo Acquisition and matters ancillary thereto. A circular, incorporating a notice of the General Meeting containing the proposed resolutions to give effect to the above, will be posted today, Tuesday, 6 May 2014. This circular will also be available for inspection at the Company's registered office (see the address set out above) and on its website, www.drdgold.com until the date of the General Meeting.



The salient dates of the General Meeting are:

* Record date for shareholders in order to be eligible to receive the circular on Friday, 25 April

* Last day to trade in ordinary shares in order to be eligible to participate in and vote at the General Meeting on Thursday, 12 June

* Record date in order to be eligible to participate in and vote at the General Meeting on Friday, 20 June

* Forms of proxy to be lodged with the Company's transfer secretary by no later than 09:00 on Wednesday, 25 June

* General Meeting to be held at 09:00 on Friday, 27 June

* Results of General Meeting released on SENS on Friday, 27 June.
17-Apr-2014
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced that with effect from 25 April 2014, Mr Johan Holtzhausen has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company.
04-Apr-2014
(Official Notice)
04-Apr-2014
(Official Notice)
18-Mar-2014
(Official Notice)
11-Feb-2014
(C)
Gold and silver revenue for the interim period lowered to R934.6 million (2012: R1.1 billion). Gross profit from operating activities plummeted to R44.1 million (2012: R263.4 million), while loss attributable to equity owners of the parent came in at R16.9 million (2012: profit of R171.6 million). Furthermore, headline loss per share was 3cps (2012: earnings of 45cps).



Dividend

The board has therefore decided not to declare an interim dividend.



Looking ahead

The lower than planned gold production this year, due to the late commissioning of the FFG and the fact that DRDLD is only now easing into steady state, means that for the near term the group's approach to costs and capital expenditure will remain conservative in order to preserve an adequate cash buffer. By and large the measures required to achieve steady state are operational and within the company's control though. That will continue to be DRDGOLD's main priority.
05-Feb-2014
(Official Notice)
DRDLD, in a production update released today, reported a quarter on quarter improvement in gold production of 4%, an increase in operating profit of 17% and a drop in all-in sustaining costs of 14%. The increase in gold production was the result of a 9% increase in the average yield, which offset a 4% drop in throughput.



In the quarter under review, construction of the flotation/fine-grind ("FFG") circuit at Ergo's Brakpan Plant was completed and full production through this circuit got under way in the third week of January 2014.



For the half-year ended 31 December 2013 gold production was down 8% compared with the first six months of FY2013, the combined effect of a very solid second quarter in FY2013 and a poor first quarter in FY2014. Cash operating profit was down 62% on the back of the drop in production, a 14% rise in all-in sustaining unit costs and a 9% decline in the average gold price received. DRDLD's full operating and financial results for the quarter and six months ended 31 December 2013 will be released on Tuesday, 11 February 2014.
04-Dec-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of DRDLD were advised that its group financial accountant, Francois van der Westhuizen has been appointed as chief financial officer and an executive director of DRDGOLD with effect from 1 January 2014. He replaces Craig Barnes, who is immigrating to Australia, as announced on SENS on 30 September 2013.
29-Nov-2013
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders ("Shareholders") are advised that at the annual general meeting ("AGM") of Shareholders held on Friday, 29 November 2013, all the ordinary and special resolutions as set out in the notice of AGM were approved by the requisite majority of Shareholders present thereat and represented by proxy, with the exception of ordinary resolution number 5 relating to the re-election of Mr Craig Barnes, which was withdrawn subsequent to his resignation.
22-Oct-2013
(C)
Gold and silver revenue decreased to R484.0 million (R526.8 million). Operating profit declined to R72.0 million (R173.7 million). Gross profit from operating profit fell to R15.3 million (R96.3 million). Loss attributable to equity owners was R13.3 million (profit of R78.6 million). Furthermore, headline loss per share of 3cps was recorded (earnings of 20cps).



Outlook

As previously reported, commissioning and integration of the flotation/fine-grind circuit will continue during the second quarter, with completion expected by December. While some impact on production in the second quarter is expected, this should be less substantial than in the quarter under review. During this time we will, of course, seek to offset this impact by paying close attention to all other operating parameters, not least costs.
16-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of DRDLD ("Shareholders") are referred to the SENS announcement dated 30 September 2013 ("Announcement") and are hereby advised that the record date to determine which Shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting ("AGM") is Tuesday, 26 November 2013, as detailed in the notice of AGM distributed to shareholders on 30 September 2013 (and not Friday, 22 November 2013, as stated in the Announcement).



Accordingly, the salient dates pertaining to the AGM are confirmed to be as set out below:

*Last day to trade in order to be eligible to attend and vote at the annual general meeting -- Tuesday, 19 November 2013

*Record date to determine which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting -- Friday, 29 November 2013

*Annual general meeting at 09h00 on Friday, 29 November 2013

*Results of annual general meeting released on SENS on Friday, 29 November 2013



The notice of AGM is also available on DRDLD's website at www.drdgold.com.
10-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced that it has signed a settlement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in respect of wages and conditions of employment for 2013 and 2014 (the Settlement). This brings to an end the two day strike by some 600 employees represented by the NUM at the Company's Ergo operations



In terms of the Settlement:

*entry-level employees in job categories 4 and 5 will receive a 10% basic wage increase in year one and 8% in year 2;

*employees in job categories 6 and 7 will receive 9% in year 1 and 7.5% in year 2; and

*employees in job categories 8 to 15 will receive 8% in year 1 and 7.5% in year 2.



The effect of the implementation of the Settlement will be an 8.84% increase in the Company's annual wage bill, amounting to approximately R21 million per annum.



Employees who have been on strike have started to return to work at the start of the night shift on 9 October 2013. It is not anticipated that the strike will have had any material effect on production.
08-Oct-2013
(Official Notice)
DRDGold hereby advises its shareholders that some 600 employees at its Ergo operation downed tools at the start of the day shift on 8 October 2013. This follows DRDGold management's refusal to accede to eleventh-hour demands by the union in wage negotiations that all entry-level employees be "rolled up" from job category 4 to job category 6, and that a skills retention increase for engineering foremen be extended to all foremen.



The company's offer, for the two-year period, is a basic wage increase of 8% for employees in job categories 4 and 5 and of 7.5% for employees in Categories 6 to 15, together with 10% increases in the living out allowances for 2013 and 2014. The effect of the implementation of the company's offer would be an 8.1% increase in the company's annual wage bill, amounting to approximately R19 million per annum.



Implementation of the union's eleventh-hour demands would increase this by a further 18.2% or R43 million per annum. At present, DRDGold's Ergo operations are not affected by the industrial action. The industrial action is protected as the union was granted a strike certificate of non-resolution of dispute by the CCMA.
30-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised of the resignation of Mr Craig Clinton Barnes as an executive director and Chief Financial Officer of DRDLD with effect from 1 January 2014, following his decision to relocate to Australia.
30-Sep-2013
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders are advised that the audited annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2013 were distributed to shareholders today, 30 September 2013, and contain no material modifications to the reviewed condensed consolidated preliminary results for the quarter and year ended 30 June 2013, which were published on SENS on 23 August 2013.



AGM notice

Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of Shareholders will be held at Quadrum Office Park, Building 1, 50 Constantia Boulevard, Constantia Kloof, Roodepoort, South Africa on Friday, 29 November 2013 at 09h00 to transact the business as stated in the notice of annual general meeting distributed to Shareholders today.



The salient dates of the annual general meeting are set out below:

*Record date to determine which shareholders are entitled to receive the notice of annual general meeting Friday, 20 September 2013

*Posting date of the notice of annual general meeting Monday, 30 September 2013

*Last day to trade in order to be eligible to attend and vote at the annual general meeting Friday, 15 November 2013

*Record date to determine which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting Friday, 22 November 2013

*Forms of proxy for the annual general meeting to be lodged by 09h00 on Wednesday, 27 November 2013

*Annual general meeting at 09h00 on Friday, 29 November 2013

*Results of annual general meeting released on SENS on Friday, 29 November 2013



The Integrated Report 2013, the Sustainable Development Report 2013, the Annual Financial Statements 2013 and the notice of annual general meeting 2013 are available on the DRDLD's website at www.drdgold.com.
23-Aug-2013
(C)
Revenue from continuing operations increased to R2.1 billion (2012: R1.8 billion) while operating profit went up to R679.3 million (2012: R622.2 million). Attributable profit to equity holders dropped to R59.2 million (2012: R308.7 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share from continuing operations grew to 68cps (2012: 61cps)



Dividend

The DRDGold board has declared a final dividend of 14cps for the year ended 30 June 2013.



Prospects

In the first half of the ensuing financial year, we will continue with commissioning of the flotation/fine-grind circuit, with a view to achieving completion and stable production by December 2013. For FY2014 as a whole, there will be increased focus on achieving sustainable profits, and we will seek to deliver into the targets set for reduced potable water usage and dust emission. We will invest substantially in development of internal social capital; in particular, we want to improve our employees' competence in the area of personal financial management, to curb the associated scourges of over-indebtedness and garnishee orders. On the technology front, we will look afresh at the potential our new technologies offer in terms of greater scale, both within our existing footprint and further afield.

31-Jul-2013
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders ("shareholders") were referred to the announcement published by Village Main Reef Ltd. (VMR) on the Stock Exchange News Service of the JSE Ltd. on 30 July 2013 regarding VMR's decision to suspend financial assistance to Blyvoor. Shareholders were also referred to the announcements, dated 8 November 2011 and 13 February 2012, which set out the terms of the disposal of DRDGOLD's entire interest in Blyvoor to VMR.



For ease of reference, shareholders were reminded that, with effect from 1 June 2012, Blyvoor was deconsolidated in terms of IFRS from the consolidated financial results of DRDLD following:

*the transfer of board and operational control from DRDLD to persons nominated by VMR;

*the sale by DRDLD of all loan claims against Blyvoor to VMR; and

* the cession of all DRDLD's rights and entitlements to receive any dividends declared by Blyvoor in favour of VMR

(collectively referring to the aforesaid as "the Phase I Disposal").



has, since the implementation of the Phase I Disposal and the transfer of control mentioned above, not had any financial interest in or exposure to Blyvoor's operations.



Final transfer of the DRDLD's shares is pending formal, regulatory approvals, termed Phase 2 closure.
25-Apr-2013
(C)
Gold and silver revenue increased to R531 million (R458.3 million). Net operating profit decreased to R116.9 million (R120.7 million). Net attributable profit was up to R62.1 million (R49.9 million). In addition, headline earnings from continuing operations grew to 14cps (12cps).



Outlook

As DRDGold move into the exciting commissioning phase of the new flotation/fine-grind circuit at Ergo's Brakpan plant our first delivery from our ongoing research and development programme we are cautiously optimistic about this project's ability to deliver into targeted operating and financial performance. Meantime, as our strategic capital commitments come to an end, we remain focused on maximising the operating and financial capabilities of the Brakpan plant's CIL circuit. A key element here is improved productivity, both at operational and individual employee level.

12-Feb-2013
(C)
Gold and silver revenue jumped to R1.1 billion (R912.4 million). Net operating profit grew to R317.5 million (R274.3 million). Net profit attributable to equity owners decreased to R171.6 million (R200.7 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share from continuing operations increased to 45cps (27cps).



Interim dividend

The board has approved and declared an interim dividend of 14cps in respect of the six months ending 31 December 2012.
07-Dec-2012
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced that three of its subsidiary companies - collectively the Ergo Group - have entered into heads of agreement with Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA), aimed at laying a foundation for a self-sustainable solution to acid mine drainage (AMD) in the Central Witwatersrand Basin. TCTA, acting through directives issued by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Water Affairs, is to construct pumping and treatment facilities to intercept rising AMD, and to prevent it from reaching the so-called "environmental critical level".



In terms of the heads of agreement, the Ergo Group grants TCTA:

* access to land for the construction of a water treatment plant;

* access to the South West Vertical Shaft of East Rand Proprietary Mines Ltd. (ERPM) to construct and operate a pump station to pump AMD to surface;

* the right to construct a sludge pipeline, using servitudes owned by Ergo Group members;

* shared use of an Ergo Group residue pipeline; and

* partial use of the Ergo tailings dams for the deposition of up to 4 167m? of sludge per day, emanating from the water treatment plant.



Also, in terms of the heads of agreement, Ergo Mining Operations (Pty) Ltd. (EMO), a member of the Ergo Group, has an option, at its election, to acquire from TCTA, for its operations, up to 30 mega litres of untreated or partially treated AMD per day.
03-Dec-2012
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders are advised that at the annual general meeting (AGM) of Shareholders held on Friday, 30 November 2012, all the ordinary and special resolutions as set out in the notice of AGM dated 17 September 2012, were approved by the requisite majority of Shareholders present thereat and represented by proxy, with the exception of special resolution number 4 relating to the proposed annual retainer fee for non-executive directors and special resolution number 5 relating to the issue of shares to Mr Craig Barnes in terms of the DRDGOLD (1996) Share Option Scheme, both of which were withdrawn.
25-Oct-2012
(C)
Revenue for the quarter shot up to R526.8 million (2011: R449.6 million). Operating profit increased to R173.7 million (2011: R156.5 million), while profit attributable to equity owners of the parent rose slightly to R78.6 million (2011: R75.4 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share from continuing operations was higher at 20cps (2011: 12cps).



Looking ahead

DRDGold's two principal priorities for the foreseeable future remain to bring steady state to their consolidated Ergo circuit, and delivering on the timeline of the fine-grind project. The uranium feasibility study is continuing, and the company is awaiting the outcome of testwork being done on behalf by Mintek.



Alongside all of this, there is also the continued subject matter of sustainable development focus areas as reported earlier, specifically that of water consumption and human and social development. Both of these will remain at the forefront of DRDGold's strategic planning and implementation.
28-Sep-2012
(Official Notice)
DRDGold shareholders are advised that the audited annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2012 were distributed to shareholders on 28 September 2012 and contain no material modifications to the reviewed condensed consolidated preliminary results for the quarter and year ended 30 June 2012 which were published on SENS on 28 August 2012.



Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of shareholders will be held at Quadrum Office Park, Building 1, 50 Constantia Boulevard, Constantia Kloof, Roodepoort, South Africa on Friday, 30 November 2012 at 09h00 to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice distributed to shareholders on 28 September 2012. The Integrated Report 2012, the Sustainable Development Report 2012, the Annual Financial Statements 2012 and the Notice to Shareholders 2012 are available on the Company?s website www.drdgold.com.
30-Aug-2012
(Permanent)
The 2011 and 2012 financial results have been adjusted for continuing operations.
28-Aug-2012
(C)
Revenue increased to R1.8 billion (2011: 1.4 billion) while operating profit from continuing operations went up 53% to R622.2 million (2011:407 million). Attributable profit to equity holders jumped to R308.7 million (2011: loss of R287.9 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share from continuing operations up 259% to 61cps (2011: 17cps)



Dividend

The board declared a final dividend of 10cps.



Prospects

In order to deliver into the targets the company has set for itself and the expectations it has created, the group needs to deliver into two key imperatives maintaining volume delivery of tonnes to plant, and getting the flotation/fine-grind circuit operational before the end of this financial year. These will remain their key priorities for the current fiscal year.



The group also believe that the biggest long-term upside still lies in improving recoveries and that there is room for improvement over and above the improvements the flotation/fine-grind circuit promises. The group will therefore continue with research and development to further enhance metallurgical efficiency.



There are a growing number of sustainable development initiatives that are integral to our day-to-day activities and that are becoming strategically significant. By way of example, the amount of water the company uses requires intelligent and innovative water consumption strategies and initiatives. Manufactured capital is deployed increasingly to reduce the company's carbon footprint and EBDA, the company's business development academy, has made the step-change from a quasi- charitable and mechanical compliance institution to one that develops real human and social capital.



Going forward, the group can leverage the expertise developed over years that enable it to recycle tailings profitably, to consider expanding into other areas of reclamation and recovery. To the extent that the group can do this, without violating the objects of sustainable development or its strategic commitment to low risk and high margins, it may well offer an exciting new strategic course.
04-Jul-2012
(Media Comment)
According to the Business Day's Bottom Line column, DRDLD is doing all the right things having streamlined its assets and invested in a new gold circuit. With Niel Pretorius at the helm, the company has taken on more secure and less expensive gold production methods. DRDGOLD's investment may increase gold output by between 16 and 20 percent. Mr Pretorius was quoted in February saying that the fine grind circuit was also compatible with the company's uranium strategy as the technology involved would boost the uranium content to economical levels. These two developments would make DRDGOLD 's uranium plans a success as byproduct credits gained from uranium sales would cut its gold production costs.
03-Jul-2012
(Official Notice)
27-Jun-2012
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced that on 27 June 2012, it completed an on-market repurchase of 4.4 million DRDGOLD ordinary shares at an average price of R5.67 per share for a total consideration of approximately R25 million.



To fund the repurchase, the company used a portion of the proceeds from the working capital adjustment owed to it by Village Main Reef Ltd. (''Village''), following the sale by DRDLD of its 74% interest in Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Ltd. to Village.



This is the second share repurchase completed by DRDLD this year, bringing the total amount that the company has re-invested in its market capital to approximately R58 million.
25-May-2012
(Official Notice)
DRDLD and Village Main Reef Ltd. ("Village") ("parties") shareholders ("shareholders") are referred to the announcements published by the parties on SENS on 13 February 2012 ("announcements"). The announcements contained details of the salient terms and conditions relating to the disposal by DRDGOLD of its entire interest in Blyvoor to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Village ("purchaser") ("transaction").



In terms of the sale of shares and claims agreement pertaining to the transaction, DRDLD agreed to sell its entire shareholding in Blyvoor (which amounts to 74% of the total issued ordinary share capital of Blyvoor) ("sale shares") and its working capital and shareholder loan claims against Blyvoor ("sale claims") to the purchaser. The transaction comprises the Part A Sale and the Part B Sale. In terms of the Part A Sale, the sale claims are sold to the purchaser and in terms of the Part B Sale, the sale shares are sold to the purchaser.



Fulfilment of the Part A Sale conditions precedent

The parties advised shareholders that the parties received the unconditional approval of the South African Competition Commission for the transaction. In the circumstances, there are no outstanding conditions precedent to the Part A Sale ("Part A conditions precedent") and the Parties will proceed with the implementation of the Part A Sale.



Pursuant to the Part A Sale, DRDLD will:

* transfer the sale claims to the purchaser and Village will issue 85 714 286 new Village ordinary shares ("consideration shares") to DRDLD, on the basis that 65 714 286 of the consideration shares will be held directly by DRDGOLD whilst the remaining 20 000 000 consideration shares will be held by an escrow agent pending the outcome of the conditions precedent applicable to the Part B Sale (as more fully set out in the announcements);

* appoint the purchaser as its agent to render corporate services to Blyvoor on behalf of DRDLD under the existing Corporate Services Management Agreement between DRDGOLD and Blyvoor; and

* cede to the purchaser its right to receive any dividend declared by Blyvoor in respect of the sale shares.



The Part B Sale remains subject to certain conditions precedent (as more fully described in the announcements) and shareholders will be advised of further progress made in this regard.
10-May-2012
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders are referred to the announcement published on SENS on 13 February 2012 and in the financial press on 14 February 2012 ("announcement"). The Announcement contained details of the salient terms and conditions relating to the disposal by DRDGOLD of its entire interest in Blyvoor to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Village ("purchaser") ("transaction"). In terms of the sale of shares and claims agreement pertaining to the transaction ("agreement"), DRDGOLD agreed to sell its entire shareholding in Blyvoor (which amounts to 74% of the total issued ordinary share capital of Blyvoor) ("sale shares") and its working capital and shareholder loan claims against Blyvoor ("sale claims") to the purchaser. The transaction comprises the Part A sale and the Part B sale. In terms of the Part A sale, the sale claims are sold to the purchaser and in terms of the Part B sale, the sale shares are sold to the purchaser.



Status of the Part A sale conditions precedent

Prior to the waiver set out below, the Part A sale was subject to the fulfilment or waiver (if applicable), of the following conditions precedent:

* by not later than 17h00 on 30 May 2012, the Savuka transaction agreements (in terms of which Blyvoor will, inter alia, enter into a sale of mining right agreement with AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. in respect of the portion of the West Wits Mining Right that relates to the Savuka gold mine) having been concluded, to the reasonable satisfaction of the purchaser ("Savuka condition precedent");

* by not later than 17h00 on 30 March 2012, an escrow agreement, governing the escrow arrangement more fully described in the announcement, having been concluded and becoming unconditional save for any condition requiring the unconditional operation of the agreement ("Escrow condition precedent"); and

* by not later than 17h00 on 30 May 2012, the South African Competition Authorities having unconditionally approved the transaction, or conditionally approved it on terms and conditions which each of the purchaser and DRDLD confirm in writing to the other to be acceptable ("Competition Condition precedent").



DRDLD advised shareholders that the escrow condition precedent has been fulfilled and that the purchaser has waived the Savuka condition precedent. In the circumstances, implementation of the Part A sale remains subject only to the fulfilment of the Competition Condition precedent.
26-Apr-2012
(C)
Gold and silver revenue increased to R458.3 million (R360 million). Net operating profit rose to R120.7 million (R87.7 million). Net attributable profit was up slightly to R49.9 million (R48.1 million). In addition, headline earnings from continuing operations grew marginally to 12cps (11cps).



Outlook

Construction of the R250 million Brakpan plant flotation and fine-grind circuit has begun and is designed to push up gold production at Ergo by 16% to 20%. DRDLD ended the quarter with cash and cash equivalents of R379.8 million and therefore believe that the company could also implement this project without any dilution to shareholders.



A desktop study suggests that the fine-grind circuit may also bring uranium recovery within reach and effect a by-product credit reduction in gold production costs of between 5 and 8%. This assumes production of approximately eleven tonnes per month and a uranium spot price of USD50/lb. A full feasibility study is currently under way to verify these assumptions and, among other things, the estimated capital cost of R150 million. While all this is happening DRDLD will continue to work on optimising its gold circuit in pursuit of our objective to produce between 140 000 to 150 000oz pa; at a cash cost of R260 000-R270 000/kg or USD1 000-USD1 100/oz; and with maintenance capital of about R11 000/kg or USD42/oz.
12-Apr-2012
(Official Notice)
Niel Pretorius, CEO of DRDLD, gave a presentation at the Precious Metals Summit in Geneva on 12 April 2012. This presentation is available on the DRDGOLD website, www.drdgold.com.
15-Feb-2012
(Media Comment)
Business Report highlighted that DRDGold planned to invest in technology, consolidate two of its biggest tailings facilities and begin drilling at its exploration project on the East Rand. Niel Pretorius, chief executive, said the company would pump R250 million into refurbishing the Ergo flotation plant, and constructing a fine grinding circuit. Mr Pretorius added that DRDGold would link its Crown and Ergo mines over the next few months. The company aims to grow its 11 million ounce surface resource and extend the life of the mine at Ergo. DRDGold is also conducting an exploration on 25000ha of land in Zimbabwe.
14-Feb-2012
(C)
Revenue for the interim period ended 31 December 2011 rose to R912.4 million (R674.8 million) and net operating profit jumped to R274.3 million (R119.4 million). Net profit for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders increased to R200.7 million (R31.9 million), while headline earnings per share from continuing operations improved to 27cps (6cps).



Dividend

No dividend has been declared for the period under review.



Outlook

The company is pleased to report that its operations did well to maintain gold production during the quarter under review. The "settling in" at various points in the Ergo circuit throughout the quarter - with new reclamation sites coming on stream and the ongoing integration of the remaining Crown operations into the Ergo circuit through the new Crown/Ergo pipeline - went better than anticipated. The company experienced less volatility in volume flow than expected and production was stable. It is also pleasing to report that the quarter was fatality-free, and at Ergo no accidents resulting in injury occurred. Another highlight was the transfer of the company's United States ("US") listing from NASDAQ to the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE"). In so doing, the company looks forward to leveraging the NYSE's considerable knowledge and experience of the US investing community to create a better understanding of DRDLD's investment proposition, resulting in more active participation in our ADR programme and thus, appreciation in its value.
13-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
Further to this announcement, shareholders are advised that they no longer need to exercise caution when dealing in DRDLD's securities.
13-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
08-Feb-2012
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that gold producer DRDLD said it was shifting its focus to what it does best, and would concentrate on its core business of gold production from the retreatment of surface tailings in SA and would cease deep underground mining. CEO Niel Pretorius said that DRDGOLD would be putting its energy into operating Crown, which is the world's largest gold surface tailings retreatment facility. Mr Pretorius added that the company would also grow its surface tailings footprint and explore near-surface mining opportunities in Africa.
07-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
Niel Pretorius, CEO of DRDLD, will be giving a presentation entitled DRDGOLD: THE WAY AHEAD in Cape Town at 08:00 this morning South African time. This presentation is available on the DRDGOLD website, www.drdgold.com.
06-Feb-2012
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders are advised that, following a recommendation from the board of directors of its 74%-owned Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Ltd ("Blyvoor"), it has resolved to suspend all further mining at Blyvoor's low-grade Number 4 and 6 Shafts with immediate effect. Pursuant to this resolution, which may impact on up to 1 800 employees of the mine, Blyvoor's management has given notice the National Union of Mineworkers and UASA of a 60-day process to seek consensus on the possible cutbacks. These measures follow a decline since April 2011 in recovery grades to below cut-off at the two shafts, which are used mainly to pump water from underground to surface and into Blyvoor's surface recovery circuit. Both shafts failed to respond to turnaround efforts since the introduction of business rescue proceedings in the second half of last year. For the time being, pumping of underground water from the two shafts will not be affected by the cutbacks.



Production from Blyvoor's surface recycling circuit and at its principal No 5 production shaft; from which it plans to access an additional 400 000 ounces it is seeking to acquire from AngloGold Ashanti's Savuka Mine - are also not affected by the decision. DRDLD has notified Village Main Reef Ltd - with whom DRDGOLD is currently in negotiations for the disposal of its stake in Blyvoor - of its decision, and is of the view that the proposed sale will not be negatively affected by it.
25-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders ("Shareholders") are advised that at the annual general meeting ("AGM") of Shareholders held on Friday, 25 November 2011, all the ordinary and special resolutions as set out in the notice of AGM dated 19 September 2011, were approved by the requisite majority of Shareholders present thereat and represented by proxy.



Shareholders are advised that special resolution number 4 regarding the approval of non-executive directors' remuneration for their services as directors ("Fees") was modified at the AGM. The modification was such that the increase in Fees for the period ending 30 June 2012 was reduced to 6% from 7.5% in order to be aligned with the lowest percentage increase received by employees
11-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders were referred to the announcement published by the company on 23 June 2011, wherein shareholders were advised that Blyvoor's board of directors had resolved to place Blyvoor under business rescue proceedings ("Business Rescue Proceedings") in terms of Chapter 6 of the Companies Act, No 71 of 2008 ("Act"). Shareholders are hereby further advised that the Business Rescue Practitioner ("BRP"), appointed to oversee Blyvoor during the Business Rescue Proceedings, has concluded that there are no longer reasonable grounds to believe that Blyvoor is financially distressed as envisaged in Chapter 6 of the Act. Accordingly, the BRP filed a notice of termination of Business Rescue Proceedings with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission on 10 November 2011, thereby immediately terminating the Business Rescue Proceedings ("termination").



Furthermore, Shareholders are referred to the announcement published by the company on 8 November 2011 ("announcement"), wherein Shareholders were informed that DRDLD had, on a non-binding and in-principle basis, accepted a non-binding expression of interest ("EOI") from Village Main Reef Ltd ("Village") to acquire all of DRDGOLD's interests in Blyvoor ("Blyvoor transaction"). The EOI contained certain conditions precedent in respect of the Blyvoor transaction, which included, inter alia, the requirement that the Business Rescue Proceedings be terminated to the satisfaction of Village.



DRDLD has informed Village of the termination and, although Village still has to confirm whether the termination satisfies the relevant condition precedent to Blyvoor transaction, the termination represents an important step towards the potential implementation of the Blyvoor transaction.



Continuation of cautionary

Shareholders are referred to the further cautionary announcement contained in the Announcement and are advised that the negotiations referred to in the Announcement are on-going, the outcome of which may have a material effect on the price of DRDLD's securities. Accordingly, Shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in DRDGOLD's securities until a further announcement is made.
08-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders of DRDLD were referred to the cautionary announcement published on 3 November 2011 and are advised that the outcome of the negotiations referred to in this announcement may have a material effect on the price of DRDGOLD's securities. Accordingly, DRDGOLD shareholders are advised to continue exercising caution when dealing in DRDGOLD's securities until a further announcement is made.
08-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
07-Nov-2011
(Media Comment)
Business Report mentioned that, DRDgold had entered into negotiations that could have an effect on the company's share price. South Africa's fourth largest producer of the precious metal said on Friday. It had earlier said that it would conclude the sale of its Blyvooruitzicht (Blyvoor) mine next month. The bidders, both locally and internationally, would control 74 percent of the stake in the Carltonville mine. Blyvoor production was down 4 percent to 29 000 ounces in the third quarter. The Blyvoor mine is in the process of retrenching 500 employees because of rising costs of production including electricity. DRDGold's stock advanced 5.37 percent on Friday to close at R5.49.
03-Nov-2011
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders ("Shareholders") are advised that the company has entered into negotiations which, if successfully concluded, may have a material effect on the price of the company's securities. Accordingly, Shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities until a further announcement is made.
27-Oct-2011
(C)
Gold and silver revenue increased to R806.2 million (September 2010: R623.6 million). Operating profit more than doubled to R202.5 million (September 2010: R69.4 million). Net attributable profit soared to R75.4 million (September 2010: R0.3 million). In addition, headline earnings per share surged to 20c (September 2010: loss of 1cps).



Outlook

DRDLD is pleased to receive four separate offers for its stake in Blyvoor. The board of DRDGOLD is considering the merits of these offers and is are on track to meet the December 2011 target to announce the disposal of the stake.



DRDLD has made a high-level appointment to drive growth and business improvement initiatives and the previously-announced unlocking of value at ERPM Extensions 1 and 2. Further details in this regard will be announced once the individual has fully separated his ties with his former employer.



By December the company hopes to have the integrated Crown and Ergo circuits fully operational and then DRDLD will work towards fully optimising recoveries at the Brakpan plant, and take a more focused look at by-product feasibility. Management is excited about these opportunities and the robust cash flows the recycling circuits offer.



The company has completed its exploratory site visits to Mozambique. In the next few months DRDLD will raise the tempo of its exploration activities in this region.
30-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that the audited annual financial statements for the 12 months ended 30 June 2011 as contained in the annual report were distributed to shareholders on 30 September 2011 and contain no material modifications to the reviewed preliminary results which were published on SENS on 29 August 2011.



Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of DRDLD shareholders will be held at Quadrum Office Park, Building 1, 50 Constantia Boulevard, Constantia Kloof, Roodepoort, South Africa on Friday, 25 November 2011 at 09h00 to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice, forming part of the annual report.
27-Sep-2011
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced that the Business Rescue Practitioner overseeing business rescue proceedings at its 74%-owned Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Ltd ("Blyvoor") has given notice of Blyvoor's intention to enter a 60-day consensus-seeking process with the National Union of Mineworkers and UASA - The Union, to consider reducing employee numbers by approximately 500 people. The reason for the need to consider the reduction is that Blyvoor - under business rescue proceedings since June this year - has been unable to meet production and financial targets, a situation exacerbated by higher utility costs. Blyvoor is proposing voluntary separation and application of the principle of "last in, first out" as among the mechanisms to be applied to effect the required reduction in employee numbers. Measures currently under consideration to achieve a targeted 30% improvement in the cost of production in R/kg terms, and thus to avoid employee reduction, include:

* a reduction in overtime expenditure;

* an increase in available face time and subsequent re-organisation of shifts;

* a re-evaluation of the profitability of 6 Shaft, 4 Shaft and the Reef Picking Project;

* a reduction of departmental costs by 10%; and

* revised mining plans.
29-Aug-2011
(C)
Revenue improved to R2.6 billion (R2 billion) and net operating profit also rose to R292.7 million (R148.7 million). However, a loss for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders amounted to R287.9 million (profit of R207.8 million), while headline earnings per share increased to 28cps (13cps).



Dividend

The DRDLD Board has declared a final ordinary dividend of 7.5cps



Corporate activity

On 23 June 2011, DRDLD's board of directors ("DRDGOLD Board") announced its decision to suspend any further financial assistance to Blyvoor, pointing out that Blyvoor's operating and consequent financial difficulties were continuing; that the internal revolving credit facility for Blyvoor was fully drawn down and that the operation needed an estimated R80 million in financial assistance through to December 2011. The Board of Directors of Blyvoor announced simultaneously its decision to start business rescue proceedings for Blyvoor in terms of Chapter 6 of South Africa's new Companies Act. Subsequent to this, on 14 July 2011, DRDGOLD announced that Blyvoor had accepted an offer of assistance from AngloGold Ashanti Limited ("AGA"), subject to finalisation of a binding agreement, in terms of which AGA would sell to Blyvoor some 390 000mSquared of its neighbouring Savuka mining area for R35 million. Pending the necessary regulatory approvals and subject to the afore- mentioned finalisation of a binding agreement, Blyvoor will mine the area under contract. The DRDGOLD Board believes that there may be potential for Blyvoor to generate significant free cashflow by mining the Savuka ground, which will assist in respect of discussions between DRDGOLD and prospective lenders to Blyvoor and suitors for DRDGOLD's 74% interest in the operation. Meanwhile, the Blyvoor business rescue process, led by a registered business rescue practitioner, has been continuing. On 17 August 2011, the High Court granted an extension until 1 November for the publication of a business rescue plan. Blyvoor sought the extension so that various processes currently under way, critical to the finalisation of the plan could be concluded. These processes include; discussions on terms with creditors; wage negotiations with unions and associations; negotiations with neighbouring mines regarding further asset acquisitions and on-mine measures to improve labour, energy and water efficiencies.
29-Jul-2011
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders were advised that at the general meeting of shareholders held on 29 July 2011, all the special resolutions contained in the notice of the general meeting and tabled for voting, were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders present or represented by proxy, without modification.
15-Jul-2011
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that DRDLD expects its group gold production for the year ended 30 June 2011 (FY2011) to be about 10% higher than in the previous year, at around 265 200oz. Cash operating unit costs for FY2011 are expected to be about 8% higher. It is estimated that capital expenditure for FY2011 will be about 70% higher than the previous year, reflecting the continued development of the Crown/Ergo pipeline. The information contained in this announcement has not been reviewed or reported on by DRDGOLD's auditors. The detailed report for the quarter and year ended 30 June 2011 will be released to the market on or about 26 August 2011.
14-Jul-2011
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders ("Shareholders") are advised that the Company's distressed operating subsidiary, Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Limited ("Blyvoor") has accepted an offer of assistance from AngloGold Ashanti Limited ("AngloGold Ashanti"). This offer is subject to the finalisation of a definitive agreement between Blyvoor and AngloGold Ashanti This development follows DRDGOLD`s announcement published on SENS on 23 June 2011 which included details that, in response to DRDGOLD's suspension of any further financial assistance to Blyvoor, the board of directors of Blyvoor ("Blyvoor Board") had decided to begin business rescue proceedings for Blyvoor in terms of Chapter 6 of the new Companies Act, No. 71 of 2008, as amended ("Companies Act").

The offer of assistance from AngloGold Ashanti involves the sale to Blyvoor of some 390 000 square metres of its neighbouring Savuka mining area for a consideration of R35 million. This area is not within AngloGold`s current mine planning. Pending the necessary regulatory approvals and subject to the finalisation of a binding agreement, Blyvoor will mine the area under contract.



In terms of the provisions of Chapter 6 of the Companies Act, the Blyvoor Board has appointed Peter van den Steen as the Business Rescue Practitioner. Working with Blyvoor`s management team, Van den Steen has 25 working days - until 12 August - to produce a rescue plan for Blyvoor. The plan must then be presented to and voted on by Blyvoor`s creditors. "At this point, we are very confident the rescue process can deliver a workable rescue plan," Pretorius said. "A `no` vote to such a plan would mean Blyvoor`s liquidation; an outcome with far-reaching negative consequences for all stakeholders." Van den Steen, an MBA graduate and registered business rescue practitioner, has extensive experience in successful business rescue processes, both in South Africa and internationally.
30-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders are advised that a general meeting of shareholders will be held at Quadrum Office Park, Building 1, 50 Constantia Boulevard, Constantia Kloof Ext 28, Roodepoort, 1709 on Friday, 29 July 2011 at 09:00 (South African time) to transact business relating to the Companies Act, No. 71 of 2008 (as amended), as stated in the notice of general meeting which was posted to Shareholders on Thursday, 30 June 2011.
23-Jun-2011
(Official Notice)
19-Apr-2011
(C)
Gold and silver revenue for the quarter ended 31 march 2011 increased slightly to R655.9 million (2010: R655.6 million). Operating profit decreased to R145.1 million (2010: R151.5 million), and gross profit from operating activities fell to R104.2 million (2010: R111.1 million), while profit attributable to equity owners of the parent rose to R48.1 million (2010: R31.6 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share strengthened to 12.5cps (2010: 8.7cps).



Dividend

No dividend was declared.



Looking ahead

Operationally the group's focus will remain the construction of the Crown/Ergo pipeline and Ergo plant upgrade. DRDLD will also in the coming months be decommissioning the Topstar site and commencing reclamation from two other sites, while work on the integration of the Crown Central and City Deep plants into Ergo, will also get underway. The board has approved a R37 million three year exploration project in relation to the ERPM extension 1 and 2 exploration tenements in order to further define the estimated resource of 18 million ounces. Further to the announcement in the previous quarter regarding the separation of assets, the board has now concluded that Blyvoor no longer fits the core strategic focus of the company. It has therefore resolved to sell the mine and has appointed Royal Bank of Canada as well as Beijing Axis to advise on the transaction.
06-Apr-2011
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced that it expects its group gold production for the quarter ended 31 March 2011 to be about 3% lower than in the previous quarter, at around 67 400oz. Cash operating unit costs are expected to be about 6% higher, a consequence of lower gold production. It is estimated that capital expenditure will be about 11% higher than the previous quarter ended 31 December 2010, reflecting the continued development of the Crown/Ergo pipeline. The detailed report for the quarter and half year ended 31 March 2011 will be released to the market on or about 19 April 2011.
10-Feb-2011
(C)
Gold and silver revenue for the interim period increased to R1.279 billion (2009: R944.8 million), and operating profit more than doubled to R220.9 million (2009: R83.2 million), while gross profit from operating activities soared to R147.7 million (2009: loss of R32.3 million). Profit attributable to equity owners of the parent grew to R31.9 million (2009: loss of R43 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share strengthened to 8.0cps (2009: loss of 11.7cps).



Dividend

No dividend has been declared for the period.



Looking ahead

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, DRDLD expects the third quarter's operating and financial results to be in line with those of the quarter under review.



Corporate activity

Subsequent to the end of the quarter under review, the DRDLD group announced a change in its structure, in order to better distinguish between its surface retreatment and underground operations. The intention is to develop two separate brands - Ergo (surface retreatment) and DRDGOLD (underground) - and ultimately to create two separate investment opportunities.
10-Feb-2011
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement published on SENS on 14 January 2011 regarding DRDLD's change in its group structure in order to better distinguish between its surface retreatment and underground operations, the board of directors of DRDGOLD ("the board") has concluded that because of the fundamental differences between its surface and underground operations, the company can maximize shareholder value through the development of separate investment opportunities. The board has therefore resolved to appoint a corporate advisor to assist in taking the process forward.
21 Jan 2011 08:03:14
(Official Notice)
DRDLD Ltd announced that it expects its Group gold production for the quarter ended 31 December 2010 to be about 6% higher than in the previous quarter, at around 69 400oz due to steady performance at the Crown and Ergo surface retreatment operations and an improved performance at the Blyvoor underground operation. Cash operating costs are expected to be about 11% lower, a consequence of higher gold production and a quarter free of power utility Eskom's higher winter tariff. It is estimated that capital expenditure will be about 31% higher, reflecting development of the Crown-Ergo pipeline. The detailed report for the quarter and half year ended 31 December 2010 will be released to the market on or about 10 February 2011.
14 Jan 2011 15:44:00
(Official Notice)
DRDLD Ltd has announced a change in its group structure in order to better distinguish between its surface retreatment and underground operations.



In terms of this restructuring:

*operating subsidiary DRDLD South African Operations (Proprietary) Limited ("DRDGOLD SA"), which is 74% held by DRDGOLD Limited, 20% by Khumo Gold SPV (Proprietary) Limited ("Khumo Gold") and 6% by the DRDSA Empowerment Trust ("the Trust") , has changed its name to Ergo Mining Operations (Proprietary) Limited, which now controls Ergo Mining (Proprietary) Limited, Crown Gold Recoveries (Proprietary) Limited and East Rand Proprietary Mines Limited each of which is surface retreatment operations.

*Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Limited, primarily an underground mining operation previously held 100% by DRDLD SA, is now directly held by DRDGOLD Limited (74%), Khumo Gold (20%) and the Trust (6%).

26 Nov 2010 12:04:37
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders were advised that at the annual general meeting of shareholders held on Friday, 26 November 2010, all the ordinary and special resolutions as set out in the notice of annual general meeting dated 16 September 2010, were approved by the requisite majority of shareholders present thereat and represented by proxy. The special resolutions will be lodged for registration with the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office in due course.
21 Oct 2010 08:08:41
(C)
Gold and silver revenue increased to R623.6 million (September 2009: R445.2 million). The company returned to profit with a net attributable profit of R0.3 million (September 2009: loss of R48.4 million). In addition, the headline loss narrowed to 0.8cps (September 2009: loss of 13.1cps).



Outlook

DRDGold anticipates that the group will continue to operate in an environment characterised by a strong gold price but with challenges from rising costs. Priorities are as stated at the end of the previous quarter:

*improving key sustainability drivers at Blyvoor, maintaining if not improving on 70 000 underground reef tonnes per month;

*developing on schedule the Crown/Ergo pipeline (and associated second CIL circuit at Ergo's Brakpan plant), in order to fully exploit the synergies between the Crown and Ergo operations;

*at Ergo, attaining a steady throughput of 1.2mt per month, holding down costs and maintaining a healthy margin, while pushing for grade improvement through on going research; and

*in Zimbabwe, making the most of the steadily improving climate for business in that country, to evaluate the growing number of exciting prospects coming DRDGold's way and to pursue those with the greatest promise.
05 Oct 2010 10:19:48
(Official Notice)
DRDLD Limited announced that its 74%-owned subsidiary DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Ltd ("DRDGOLD SA") has established a R500 million Domestic Medium Term Note Programme ("DMTN Programme") under which it may from time to time issue notes. DRDGOLD SA has successfully issued R108 million under the DMTN Programme and the different notes issued mature 12 and 24 months from the date of issue and bear interest at the three month Johannesburg Inter-bank Acceptance Rate plus a margin ranging from 4% to 5% per annum.



The proceeds from this first issue will be applied towards the capital requirements of the Crown/Ergo pipeline project. The new, 50-kilometre pipeline currently under construction and scheduled for completion by August 2011, will link two of Crown's plants with Ergo. This will provide Crown with increased tailings deposition capacity - a constraint in recent times - and thus the potential to extend Crown's life by bringing to account further surface tailings resources on the western and central Witwatersrand. As part of the pipeline project, the Ergo plant's second carbon in leach (CIL) circuit will be refurbished to increase capacity from 1.2Mtpm to 1.8Mtpm.

30 Sep 2010 08:03:37
(Official Notice)
Shareholders were advised that the audited annual financial statements for the twelve months ended 30 June 2010 as contained in the annual report were distributed to shareholders on 30 September 2010 and contain no material modifications to the reviewed preliminary results which were published on SENS on 26 August 2010.



Annual general meeting

The annual general meeting of DRDLD shareholders will be held at Quadrum Office Park, Building 1, 50 Constantia Boulevard, Constantia Kloof, Roodepoort, South Africa on Friday, 26 November 2010 at 09h00 to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice, forming part of the annual report.
27 Aug 2010 09:19:38
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that junior miner DRDGold will announce a financing package in the next few weeks to fund a R300 million pipeline that will give it access to 800-million tons of tailings. The 50 kilometre pipeline will traverse southern and central Johannesburg, running from Roodepoort to Brakpan. It will link mine dumps around the city to the Ergo treatment plant in the east near Nigel, where it has a large deposition site to place tailings. According to CEO Niel Pretorius, the project is expected to be completed by August next year. The finance package is likely to include a debt component. "We are looking at a number of options and we'll make an announcement in about two weeks. It is not going to be something dilutive in nature or present a risk of dilution. We are concerned about steel prices and we want to be fully funded to get all our orders in," he said.
26 Aug 2010 09:13:12
(C)
Revenue increased to R2 billion (R1.9 billion). Gross profit from operating activities rose to R148.7 million (R129.1 million). Net attributable profit jumped to R207.8 million (R129.1 million). However, headline earnings on a per share basis grew to 12.9cps (33.8cps).



Dividend

A final ordinary dividend of 5cps has been declared.



Outlook

Blyvoor underground is now, for the first time in years, consistently hitting 70 000 underground reef tonnes per month. Our focus will be on further improving key sustainability drivers - enhanced optionality through increased opening and development and creating more-face-length, maintaining current trending in employee efficiency (per capita output) and managing the ore mix carefully so as to reduce our reliance on high grade areas.



The Crown/Ergo pipeline now under construction, by providing two of Crown's plants with access to Ergo's Brakpan deposition site, will allow Crown to restore its maximum deposition capacity to 600 000tpm. Crown?s deposition capacity was reduced to 400 000tpm in the previous financial year due to capacity constraints at its Nasrec deposition site. Restored deposition capacity provides the operation with the opportunity to bring to account potential new resources on the Western and Central Witwatersrand, thus increasing production and extending its life.



At Ergo, in the short to medium term at least, the plan is to maintain steady volumes and beat cost targets. With these delivering healthy margins, DRDLD can look longer term to improvements in recovered grade from on-going pilot plant work and other research and development initiatives.



In Zimbabwe, where DRDLD is a 50% partner with Zimbabwe-owned Chizim Investments (Pvt) Ltd in a new gold exploration and mining company to be known as Chizim Gold (Pvt) Ltd, exploration will continue at current levels of investment.
30 Jun 2010 12:15:39
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders were advised that the company had signed heads of agreement with White Water in terms of which White Water will acquire from DRDGold's 74%owned subsidiary, East Rand Proprietary Mines Ltd ("ERPM"), the prospecting right over ERPM extensions one and two and the mining right over ERPM extension one ("the transaction"). ERPM's mining right application over extension one is pending. Both extensions are contiguous to the ERPM lease area. Underground mining at ERPM was discontinued in November 2008.



The acquisition by White Water of the prospecting right over ERPM extensions one and two and the mining right over ERPM extension one, for R18.5 million, will be settled through the issue of 74 million ordinary shares in White Water and 26 shares in a special purpose vehicle ("SPV") to be created which will hold the assets acquired by White Water from ERPM in terms of the transaction. In the event that the department of mineral resources does not approve transfer of one or other of the prospecting or mining rights the consideration will be reduced to R9.3 million to be settled through the issue of 37 million ordinary shares in White Water and 26 ordinary shares in the SPV to ERPM. The transaction is subject to the successful conclusion of various conditions precedent, including approval of the transaction by White Water shareholders. The transaction is not a categorised transaction for DRDLD in terms of the listings requirements of the JSE Ltd.
26 Apr 2010 09:33:18
(Media Comment)
Business Day indicated that DRDGold was preparing to start exploration in Zimbabwe, three months after it announced it was seriously considering the troubled country as an opportunity for growth prospects. This also comes three months after CEO Neil Pretorius said the company had put R5 million seed capital in a 50-50 joint venture with local partner Chizim Investments to establish an exploration project in the greenstone gold mining belt.



Pretorius added that limited mining activity would be conducted during exploration to offset costs. DRDGold said resource consultants Camden Geoserve had been contracted to conduct an initial 28 week programme that would include updating the sampling base of the known veins, geophysical exploration using induced polarisation, and selective trenching and drilling.
23 Apr 2010 08:38:52
(C)
Gold and silver revenue declined to R524 million (R536.5 million) for the March 2010 quarter. Operating profit decreased to R96.9 million (R129.9 million). Net attributable profit declined to R9.9 million (R34.1 million). In addition, headline earnings on a per basis fell to 0.4cps (10cps).



Outlook

Now that DRDLD has acquired full ownership of Ergo it is a major step for the company in terms of the shift towards gold recovery from surface retreatment, and provides the platform for fully exploring and exploiting synergies between Crown and Ergo. It is very satisfying to reflect on Blyvoor's efforts over the four months between December and March, and on continuing production build-up at Ergo. Achieving a full restoration of Blyvoor's underground recovery grades and developing the Ergo Crown synergies are our main priorities for the months to come.
15 Apr 2010 16:04:46
(Official Notice)
DRDLD shareholders are referred to the announcement released by the company on 21 January 2010 wherein details of the acquisition of the 50% equity interest of Mintails Ltd ("Mintails") in Ergo Mining (Pty) Ltd ("Ergo") ("the transaction") by DRDGOLD were provided. The company informed shareholders that South African Competition Commission approval has been obtained for the transaction. Ergo was a 50:50 joint venture entered into between DRDGOLD and Mintails in November 2007 to explore, evaluate and process up to 1.7 billion tons of surface gold, uranium and sulphur-bearing tailings from the East and Central Rand goldfields of South Africa. DRDGOLD agreed to acquire, subject to certain suspensive conditions which included Competition Commission approval, Mintails' 50% share in Ergo for a total purchase consideration of R82 088 321. The purchase consideration is to be settled through a cash payment of R62 088 321 and the balance in shares in the Witfontein tailings deposition site on the far West Rand valued at R20 000 000. All the suspensive conditions relating to the transaction have now been fulfilled.
13 Apr 2010 11:38:08
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced that the High Court of South Africa has agreed to lift, with immediate effect, the provisional judicial management order in place in respect of the company's 74%- owned subsidiary, Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Ltd ("Blyvoor") since 10 November 2009.
01 Apr 2010 12:32:03
(Official Notice)
DRDLD and Aurora Empowerment Systems (Pty) Ltd ("Aurora") have decided to allow the agreement relating to Aurora's proposed acquisition of 60% of DRDGOLD`S 74%-held subsidiary, Blyrvooruitzicht Gold Mining Limited, ("Blyvoor"), to lapse. Blyvoor has returned to profitability while under judicial management. The Company has therefore agreed to extend to Aurora a one month exclusivity period (lapsing on 30 April 2010), during which time Aurora may revise its valuation of Blyvoor in order to decide, with due consideration to its ability to secure the appropriate funding, whether it wishes to make an alternative offer in respect of Blyvoor.



DRDLD has agreed, for the duration of the exclusivity period, not to solicit any offers from third parties, nor to accept any offer for Blyvoor unless Aurora has been given an opportunity to match such an offer. DRDGOLD and Aurora management have undertaken to continue to seek opportunities to develop a relationship of support and co-operation between the two groups.
16 Mar 2010 12:17:08
(Official Notice)
On the 19th of November 2009 the Master of the High Court appointed four provisional judicial managers to manage the affairs of Blyvoor until today when they were required to submit an interim report to the High Court of South Africa. The High Court on the 16 March 2010 extended the provisional judicial management order granted on 10 November 2009 to the 13th of April 2010 to enable the judicial managers to compile and file a report on the affairs of Blyvoor.
01 Mar 2010 14:40:34
(Official Notice)
The company has provided the pro forma financial effects.



Suspensive Conditions

The transaction remains subject to the fulfilment of certain suspensive conditions including, inter alia:

*Approval by the boards of DRDLD, Khumo Gold SPV (Pty) Ltd and Aurora

*To the extent required, approval of the transaction by shareholders

*The conclusion of a satisfactory due diligence investigation by Aurora on Blyvoor

*The completion and execution of a formal sale and purchase agreement providing the final terms and conditions of the transaction

*Blyvoor being taken out of judicial management within a reasonable time from the signature of the abovementioned agreement, or appointing a further judicial manager nominated by Aurora *DRDLD obtaining all the necessary regulatory approvals to conclude the transaction.

The suspensive conditions are expected to be fulfilled on or about 29 June 2010.



Shareholders are referred to the extension of cautionary announcement released by the company on 18 January 2010 and are advised that they are no longer required to exercise caution when dealing in the company's securities.



In accordance with the listings requirements of the JSE Ltd, shareholders are advised that the company has appointed One Capital as its Corporate Advisor and Sponsor with immediate effect.
12 Feb 2010 09:23:20
(Media Comment)
DRDLD was eyeing Zimbabwe seriously for its growth prospects, despite political uncertainty, CEO Niel Pretorius said yesterday. Presenting DRDGold's performance report for the December quarter, Pretorius said the company had already put R5 million in seed capital in a 50-50 joint venture with local partner Chizim to establish an exploration in the green stone gold mining belt. The company would however take a cautious approach. DRDGold's move comes amid concern and confusion in Zimbabwe about a recently published controversial law that will force businesses, including mines and banks, with assets worth more than USD500 000 to be 51% black owned within five years. This will take effect from March 2010 with companies given till mid April to submit details of the racial composition of its shareholders. Any businesses missing the deadline faces a maximum penalty of five years in jail. Pretorius said "We decided recently to look around in Zimbabwe, and were impressed by the quality of the ore body, which is just too good to ignore in spite of the political situation in the country".
11 Feb 2010 09:05:39
(C)
Revenue increased from R445.2 million to R499.6 million in 2009. Gross profit rose to R24.2 million (September 2009:Gross loss R56.5 million).Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders increased to R5.4 million (September 2009: Loss of R48.4 million). Headline earnings rose to 5.4cps (September 2009: headline loss per share 49.6cps).



Dividends per share

No quarterly dividend was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

The rand's strong trending continued during the quarter and is showing little sign of softening against the major currencies. For the near term DRDLD focus will therefore remain much of the same - reducing our risk exposure, controlling costs and managing margins. A primary focus will be Ergo: commissioning the second feeder line from ETC and continuing our push for steady state at the Brakpan plant; and now, with the acquisition of the balance of the Ergo Joint Venture, developing the synergies between Crown and Ergo. The group will also continue to contribute towards stabilising Blyvoor's underground operation, while retaining an option on its attractive surface retreatment potential. With an eye to future growth,DRDGOLD are looking to make an initial, modest investment to establish - in collaboration with a local partner - a prospecting project in Zimbabwe's considerable greenstone gold mining belt.
29 Jan 2010 08:21:02
(Official Notice)
DRDLD hosted analysts and fund managers to an investor briefing on Friday, 29 January 2010 at 08:00 South African time. The presentation is available on the company's website, www.drdgold.com. The presentation provides a high-level overview of the quarter ended 31 December 2009 and the recent transactions undertaken by the company.
21 Jan 2010 17:31:57
(Official Notice)
DRDGold announced that it has agreed a transaction with Mintails Ltd ("Mintails") worth a total of R82 088 321, in terms of which DRDGold will acquire Mintails' 50% interest in Ergo Mining (Pty) Ltd.
18 Jan 2010 11:02:21
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement dated 2 December 2009 relating to the sale of a 60% interest in Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Ltd to Aurora Empowerment Systems (Pty) Ltd for a consideration of R296.2 million with effect from 1 December 2009. Shareholders are advised that the parties are engaging in discussions to refine the detailed terms of the sale and that they should therefore continue to exercise caution when trading in their DRDLD securities until a full announcement is made.
02 Dec 2009 12:59:05
(Official Notice)
DRDLD and Aurora announced that they have signed a Heads of Agreement relating to an offer in terms of which Aurora will acquire a 60% interest in Blyvoor, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DRDGOLD's 74%-held operating subsidiary, DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Ltd for R296.2 million with effect from 1 December 2009.



The offer is subject to the fulfilment of a number of conditions precedent.

These may include:

*Approval by the boards of DRDLD, its black economic empowerment partner, Khumo Gold SPV (Pty) Ltd and Aurora

*Approval by the shareholders of DRDLD

*Aurora conducting a due diligence on Blyvoor and advising DRDLD that it is satisfied with the results

*Execution of definitive transaction agreements relating to the offer

*Byvoor being taken out of judicial management within a reasonable time from signature of formal agreements, or appointing a further judicial manager nominated by Aurora

*DRDLD obtaining all South African regulatory approvals, where applicable.



Cautionary announcement

As certain additional information relating to the offer is not as yet available, shareholders should exercise caution when trading in their DRDLD securities until a full announcement containing such information is released.
30 Nov 2009 08:14:08
(Media Comment)
DRDLD said in Business Report that output will "cover overheads" by March 2009. CE Daniel Pretorius commented that the "company will be producing an adequate amount of gold to cover overheads."
27 Nov 2009 15:11:46
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the AGM held at the company's registered offices on Friday 27 November 2009, all the ordinary and special resolutions set out in the Notice of AGM, dated 16 September 2009, were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders. The special resolutions will be lodged with the companies and intellectual property registration office as soon as practicable for registration.
12 Nov 2009 15:07:01
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced today that the high court of South Africa ("the court") has approved its application for a judicial management order over the company's 74%- owned Blyvoor operation. DRDGOLD announced its intention to seek the order to prevent the liquidation of Blyvoor, which has been in a loss-making position since May 2009. The court granted a provisional judicial management order, in terms of the South African companies act.



The effect of the Blyvoor provisional judicial management order is that:

*management of Blyvoor will become the responsibility of a provisional judicial manager to be appointed by the master of the high court within a few days' time

*the provisional judicial manager will manage Blyvoor until 16 March 2010 when he/she will present to the court a report on the performance of the business

*on, or prior to, 16 March 2010, interested and affected parties may approach the court and provide reasons why the order should be dismissed or confirmed as final. If the order is confirmed, then a final judicial management order will be made by the court

*if, at any stage prior to 16 March 2010, Blyvoor becomes profitable, any interested and affected party, including DRDLD, may bring an application before the court to lift the provisional order.
10 Nov 2009 10:54:47
(Media Comment)
DRDGold said it intended to save it's 74%-owned Blyvoor mine in Carltonville from liquidation and apply to the high court for a judicial management order over the operation. CEO Niel Pretorius said the application had been prompted by Blyvoor's inability to continue to sustain losses, which had now reached R27 million a month. Blyvoor has been losing money since April as a result of a 16% fall in the average rand gold price due to the strengthening of the rand against the dollar, as well as because of Eskom's higher winter tariffs, compounded by a 32% price increase effective in July, and the likelihood of further increases in coming months.
09 Nov 2009 12:07:56
(Official Notice)
DRDLD has announced that in a bid to save its 74% owned Blyvoor mine from liquidation, it intends applying to the High Court of South Africa for a judicial management order over the struggling operation. These circumstances, which had seen Blyvoor plummet into sustained losses from a period of profits which lasted until April this year, included:

*The 16% drop in the average rand gold price received between 1 April 2009 and 30 September 2009 due to the strengthening of the Rand against the US Dollar.

*Extensive damage caused during May 2009 to higher-grade underground production areas at No 5 Shaft by seismic activity, restoration of which is expected to take until March 2010 to complete.

*Power utility Eskom's higher winter tariffs, compounded by a 32% price increase effective from 1 July 2009, and the likelihood of further increases in coming months.

*The wage strike by the national union of mineworkers, which resulted in the loss of 8 000 ounces of production worth R60 million.



DRDLD envisaged Blyvoor remaining under judicial management until after access to the seismicity-damaged, higher-grade areas at No 5 Shaft had been regained.
22 Oct 2009 09:09:29
(C)
Revenue increased from R420.7 million to R445.2 million in 2009. Gross loss rose to R56.5 million (2008:R47.9 million).Loss before taxation increased to 97.0 million (2008: 81.2 million). Loss attributable to ordinary shareholders increased to R48.4 million (R37.2 million). Headline loss on a per share basis increased to 48.4cps (37.2cps).



Dividends per share

No quarterly dividend was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

The strength of the Rand continues to impact on revenues, the performance of the USD gold price notwithstanding. The businesses should, in the medium term be able to perform sustainably at a gold price of R250 000/kg. With the increases proposed by Eskom, of 45% per year for the next three years, electricity as a percentage of total costs will increase from around 19% to just over 30% by 2012. This means that margins will remain under pressure until there are further increases in the gold price. The company's assets, and the strategic direction of greater exposure to surface assets, are starting to demonstrate greater resilience against the risks that have become typical of deep level mining in South Africa, namely volume and grade volatility, labour efficiency and costs, especially electricity costs. In times like these, for assets where the exposure to these risks is higher, the appropriate counter-measure remains reducing fixed overhead costs. This must be coupled with optimising the efficiencies of those assets with less exposure. Reducing Blyvoor's fixed overhead cost further through the current restructuring consultations and optimising ErgoGold to steady state will accordingly remain the company's near term focus.
12 Oct 2009 12:09:56
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced that a wage-related strike by 3 900 employees in the National Union of Mineworkers recognition unit at the Blyvooruitzicht Gold mining company Ltd operation is over. The NUM signed a wage agreement with the company on Friday afternoon and about 3 900 employees in the NUM recognition unit at the mine, who have been on strike since 15 September, returned to work at the start of the night shift last night. The agreement provides for an 8% across-the-board basic wage increase. The union rejected the company's offer of a gold profit sharing scheme, in terms of which employees could have earned up to an additional 7%.



At DRDLD's East Rand Pty Mines Ltd operation, where underground mining has been discontinued, the NUM accepted a 4% across-the-board basic wage increase and the gold profit sharing scheme the week before last. At the Crown Gold Recoveries (Pty) Ltd operation, the union accepted an 8% across-the- board increase and the gold profit sharing scheme on Wednesday last week and 500 striking employees returned to work on Thursday. DRDGOLD's estimated daily gold production loss due to the strike action was some 320 ounces, almost entirely from Blyvoor's deep-level underground mining operation.
08 Oct 2009 16:39:03
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced that some 500 employees involved in wage-related strike action at Crown Gold Recoveries Ltd, returned to work. Crown's three plants in the Johannesburg area all reported normal attendance from the start of the day's shift, following the National Union of Mineworkers' acceptance of an 8% across-the-board basic wage increase and a gold profit sharing scheme, in terms of which employees can earn up to an additional 7.0%. The Crown operations have all continued to operate since the strike began on 16 September 2009, thus its impact on production is expected to be well contained.



At DRDLD SA's East Rand Proprietary Mines Ltd operation, where underground mining has been discontinued, the NUM accepted a 4% across-the-board basic wage increase last week. At DRDGOLD SA' s Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Ltd operation, management is awaiting the NUM's decision on its offer of a minimum 8% wage increase, rising to up to 15% for certain job categories, together with the gold profit share scheme. Meanwhile, strike action at Blyvoor, now in its fourth week, continues.



DRDLD's estimated daily gold production loss due to strike action is some 320 ounces, almost entirely from Blyvoor's deep-level underground mining operation. Blyvoor's surface operation continues to function.
30 Sep 2009 16:35:47
(Official Notice)
DRDLD said that the wage-related strike action by a total of 4 400 employees in the National Union of Mineworkers ("NUM") recognition units at the Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Ltd ("Blyvoor") and Crown Gold Recoveries Ltd ("Crown") operations, which are held by the company's 74%- owned subsidiary, DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Ltd, has entered its third week. Management's offer of a basic wage increase varying between 4.0% at the East Rand Proprietary Mines Ltd ("ERPM") operation and 15% for certain job categories at Blyvoor, together with a Blyvoor and Crown gold profit-sharing scheme, which could add up to a further 8.5%, was rejected by the NUM prior to the start of strike action. Management's offer last week to increase the basic wage offer at Crown from 6.0% to 7.5% was similarly rejected.



The union continues to demand a 13% across-the-board basic wage increase. Total daily production loss due to the strike action, mainly from Blyvoor's labour-intensive underground mining operation, is estimated at approximately 320 ounces of gold a day, worth some R2.4 million at the current Rand gold price. The impact of the strike on Blyvoor's surface retreatment operation and on Crown (which is entirely a surface retreatment operation) has not been significant to date. Employees in the NUM recognition unit at ERPM have continued to report for work as usual.



A Section 189A 60-day consultation process in terms of the Labour Relations Act to effect retrenchments of redundant positions following the suspension of all underground operations at ERPM was concluded. At Blyvoor, a Section 189A 60-day consultation process on right-sizing the operation is continuing.
29 Sep 2009 13:11:25
(Official Notice)
Further to the release of the preliminary report setting out the company's reviewed financial results for the 12 months ended 30 June 2009 on SENS on 20 August 2009, DRDLD wishes to confirm that its annual report containing its audited annual financial results will be posted today. As the information previously published in the preliminary report is unchanged, an abridged report will not be released.



The annual general meeting has been convened to be held at 09:00 on Friday 27 November 2009 at the company's offices, EBSCO House 4, Pendoring Road, Randburg, South Africa.
14 Sep 2009 16:08:58
(Official Notice)
Blyvooruitzicht Gold mining company Ltd, East Rand Pty mines Ltd and Crown Gold Recoveries (Pty) Ltd, all subsidiaries of the DRDLD group, have signed a two-year wage settlement with the united association of South Africa ("UASA").



The National Union of Mineworkers has been granted strike certificates in respect of the three operations and strike action is scheduled to begin at the start of the night shift Tuesday, 15 September 2009. The NUM has rejected the company's offer of a 7% increase for lowest-category employees at Blyvoor and 6.5% for the balance, a 6.0% across-the-board increase at Crown and a 4% across-the-board increase at ERPM. The NUM also rejected the gold price/profit linked incentive scheme.
14 Sep 2009 14:05:19
(Official Notice)
DRDLD and Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd ("Harmony") announced that they have withdrawn their excessive pricing complaint against ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd ("ArcelorMittal"). The complaint was initially lodged with the Competition Commission in 2002, with the substance of the complaint being that ArcelorMittal (or ISCOR as it was then known) abused its dominant position in the South African flat steel market by charging excessive prices, to the detriment of consumers, in contravention of section 8(a) of the Competition Act, 1998.



DRDLD and Harmony withdrew their complaint, which remained unresolved after several years of litigation, following the conclusion of a settlement agreement with ArcelorMittal. The terms of the settlement agreement are confidential and will not be made public. The settlement agreement reached will permit the gold miners to focus their energies and resources on their core businesses, and represents a satisfactory outcome to the matter for them.
26 Aug 2009 16:32:37
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced that it has advised unions of its intention to right- size the Blyvoor operations of its 74%-held subsidiary, DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Ltd. Blyvoor will now proceed with a 60-day facilitated consultation process in terms of Section 189A of the Labour Relations Act to determine the future of affected employees. DRDGOLD announced at its quarterly briefings last Thursday that right-sizing at Blyvoor had become necessary. This had been brought about by:

*a 5% drop in underground production to 21 349oz due mainly to seismic damage to high-grade panels;

*a 16% drop in the average rand gold price received to R244 927/kg due to rand strength; and

*a 17% increase in underground cash operating costs to R289 816/kg.



The damaged panels will take up to six months to rehabilitate, during which time monthly production from the affected areas will be reduced from 2 500m squared per month to 200m squared per month. This extended, negative impact on underground production, combined with dim prospects for a substantial rand gold price recovery in the short-term, a 32% power price increase from power utility Eskom with effect from 1 July and the prospect of paying at least the 6% wage increase currently on the table with unions, makes right-sizing at Blyvoor inevitable.



A combined management/unions task team has been appointed and is currently investigating possible cost-reduction measures at the mine. It is envisaged that the task team will continue its work during the Section 189A consultation process, and beyond.
20 Aug 2009 11:45:50
(C)
Total gold production for the quarter was 2% lower at 57 775oz, reflecting a 5% decline in underground production at Blyvoor, where a number of high-grade panels in the 38/29 section at No 5 Shaft were knocked out by a large seismic event on 29 May 2009. Total gold production for the year from continuing operations was 20% lower at 247 690oz, the major contributing factor being the suspension of underground mining at ERPM in the second quarter, and the downward volume adjustment at Crown, as part of the decommissioning of the Crown Tailings Deposition Facility. Attributable Mineral Resources increased by 3% from 54.7Moz in financial year 2008 to 56.4Moz in financial year 2009. Attributable Ore Reserves decreased by 24% from 7.9Moz in FY08 to 6.0Moz in FY09.



Total revenue for the quarter was 22% lower at R420.7 million, due mainly to a 16% drop in the average Rand gold price received to R244 927/kg. After accounting for total cash operating costs - 9% higher at R423.2 million. Cash operating profit was 99% lower at R1.3 million. Total revenue for the year was 4% higher at R1 910.7 million, reflecting a 30% increase in the average Rand gold price received for the year to R250 589/kg. Operating profit, however, was 26% lower at R282.7 million after accounting for total cash operating costs, which were 11% higher at R1.63 billion. The directors have declared a final dividend of 5c per ordinary share for the year ended 30 June 2009, which amounts to a total final dividend payout of R18.9 million.
22 Jul 2009 15:42:09
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement dated 29 June 2009 which set out information relating to Mintails having conditionally accepted an offer by DRDLD, through its 74%-held subsidiary DRDGOLD SA, to acquire all of its South African business assets, excluding its interest in West Wits Mining Ltd. The Mintails board has advised DRDGOLD that it has rejected the offer. Shareholders are advised that, having regard to the disclosures made in this announcement, it is no longer necessary to exercise caution when dealing in DRDGOLD shares.
29 Jun 2009 17:52:26
(Official Notice)
Australian-listed Mintails today conditionally accepted an offer by DRDLD to acquire all of its South African business assets, excluding its interest in underground explorer West Wits Mining Ltd. The offer is subject to inter alia, the following conditions:-

*The Mintails board approving in writing the offer terms by 31 July 2009.

*The DRDLD board approving the offer terms by 31 July 2009 after the conclusion of a legal and financial due diligence.

*Mintails shareholders approving the offer in a general meeting of shareholders by 31 August 2009.

*DRDLD shareholders approving the offer to the extent necessary by 31 August 2009.

*The execution of definitive transaction agreements relating to the offer by 31 August 2009

*Mintails obtaining all regulatory approvals as stipulated by the Corporations Act of Australia and the ASX Listing Rules, where applicable, by 31 October 2009.

* DRDLD obtaining all South African regulatory approvals, by 31 October 2009, where applicable.



Cautionary announcement

As certain additional information relating to the offer is not as yet available, shareholders should exercise caution when trading in their DRDLD securities until a full announcement containing such information is released.
24 Apr 2009 10:30:23
(C)
01 Apr 2009 13:09:10
(Official Notice)
The company is pleased to announce that, at the general meeting held to consider the acquisition by the DRDLD group of the 50% interest held by the Mintails group in the Elsburg Gold Mining Joint Venture, all the resolutions were passed by the requisite majorities of votes. The transaction is accordingly now unconditional.
04 Mar 2009 15:04:44
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement dated 20 January 2009 which set out, inter alia, information relating to the acquisition by the DRDLD group of the 50% interest held by the Mintails group in the Elsburg Joint Venture (which was originally constituted as a 50:50 joint venture between DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Ltd. Subsequent to the release of that announcement, DRDGOLD released its quarterly and interim results for the three and six months ended 31 December 2008. In compliance with the JSE Ltd listings requirements, the pro forma financial effects presented in such announcement have been updated and are set out below.



A circular giving further details on the transactions and including details of the general meeting to be held at 10:00 on Tuesday 31 March 2009 at EBSCO House 4, 299 Pendoring Avenue, Randburg was posted to shareholders on 3 March 2009.
06 Feb 2009 10:41:35
(C)
Group revenue was slightly higher at R953.5 million (2007:849.9 million). Profit before taxation for 2008 was R68.5 million (2007: 20.2 million). Net attributable income to ordinary shareholders for 2008 R57.8 million (2007: R85.0 million). EPS for 2008 was 15.3 cps (2007: 226.3 cps).



Dividends

No dividend was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

There appears to be even less certainty as to when the global economic crisis will start to subside. In fact, fears of inflation and currency volatility seem to be on the increase. These uncertain times may continue to provide the "safe haven" attraction of gold, and support the gold price at its current high levels. The Ergo surface retreatment project is coming to fruition now and should therefore benefit from the higher gold price. The company is pleased that the Top Star Project is finally up and running, to take advantage of the current gold price trend. With the global liquidity squeeze, the company will remain cautious of long lead capital projects, and avoid projects that the group cannot fully cover with the cash and facilities they have at hand. The focus will therefore remain on increasing efficiencies, managing risks, controlling costs carefully, and taking a very disciplined approach to growth.
26 Jan 2009 13:46:38
(Official Notice)
Operations at the mine were disrupted on the 17 January 2009 when lightning struck an Eskom electrical substation at the mine's No 5 shaft, causing a major power outage and damage to equipment.
20 Jan 2009 17:22:48
(Official Notice)
Consultations regarding the future of employees affected by the placing on care and maintenance of the underground operations of the Boksburg-based ERPM mine of DRDLD South African Operations (Pty) Ltd have been concluded. Of the 1 700 affected employees:

* 109 accepted the company`s voluntary retrenchment offer;

* 101 have been transferred to DRDLD SA`s Blyvooruitzicht mine and five to the ERGO Joint Venture with the Mintails group;

* 150 have been retained at the ERPM mine to provide care and maintenance services; and

* the remaining 1 335 will be retrenched.

Each employee will be paid a severance package calculated in terms of a formula that has been agreed with organized labour. The company is working closely with employee representative organisations to identify and implement re-skilling programmes. The company has also engaged other mining companies who expressed an interest in recruiting employees and, to that end, has established lines of communication between them and employee representatives.
20 Jan 2009 16:01:09
(Official Notice)
30 Dec 2008 14:00:54
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released on 21 August 2008, shareholders are reminded that, with effect from 1 January 2009, Mr Niel Pretorius will assume the role of CEO of DRDLD. Mr John Sayers, the current CEO, will be resigning from the board with effect from 31 December 2008.
09 Dec 2008 09:24:01
(Official Notice)
Acquisition by DRDLD of the remaining 35% interest in the Elsburg Gold Mining Joint Venture held by Mintails Limited.The Elsburg Joint Venture was originally established in June 2007 as a 50:50 joint venture by the DRDGOLD and Mintails groups for purposes of processing tailings on the East Rand for the recovery of gold. In November 2007 Ergo Mining (Pty) Limited was created as a second 50:50 joint venture between the DRDGOLD and Mintails groups for purposes of exploring evaluating and processing up to 1.7 billion tonnes of surface gold, uranium and sulphur bearing tailings from the East and Central Rand goldfields of South Africa.As the pro forma financial effects of the acquisition are not as yet available shareholders should exercise caution when trading in their DRDGOLD securities until a full announcement containing such financial effects is released.
05 Dec 2008 16:33:40
(Official Notice)
Further to the announcement released on Monday, 1 December 2008, shareholders are reminded that, at the company's annual general meeting held on 28 November 2008, professor Douglas Blackmur was not re-elected as a director after the resolution relating to his re-election was withdrawn. The directors of DRDLD, at a special meeting, resolved not to reappoint professor Blackmur to the board.
01 Dec 2008 12:00:07
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the AGM held at the company's registered offices on Friday 28 November 2008, all the ordinary and special resolutions set out in the Notice of AGM, dated 22 September 2008, were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders except for the resolution relating to the re-election of Professor Doug Blackmur as a director, which was withdrawn. The special resolutions will be lodged with the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office as soon as practical for registration.
01 Dec 2008 09:24:49
(Media Comment)
DRDLD CEO-designate, Niel Pretorius, said in Business Day that DRDGOLD has devised a pumping solution to check rising water levels at its ERPM mine that will address environmental threats. However, this will not be enough to enable the mine to reopen and DRDGOLD was therefore looking for other solutions, including selling the underground operations.
19 Nov 2008 17:40:29
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced that it has advised unions of its intention to place on care and maintenance the underground operations of the ERPM mine of its 74%- owned operating subsidiary, DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Ltd, and to proceed with a consultation process in terms of the Labour Relations Act to determine the future of the mine's 1 700 employees. Underground mining at the ERPM mine was halted on 31 October 2008 when pumping infrastructure could no longer cope with rising underground water levels. Management informed unions that an investigation into the possibility of installing additional pumping infrastructure had confirmed a capital cost of some R115 million and a timeframe of more than 12 months. The capital cost and the cost of maintaining the workforce on full pay are beyond the financial means of ERPM, which incurred a loss of R128.1 million after accounting for impairment of assets for the quarter ended 30 September 2008 and a loss of R102.7 million before tax in the previous financial year ended 30 June 2008.
04 Nov 2008 08:57:03
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced that no drilling and blasting is taking place currently at the ERPM gold mine of its 74%-held subsidiary, DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Ltd.



On 23 October 2008, DRDLD announced that it could become necessary to halt underground drilling and blasting as a consequence of the cessation of pumping of Central Witwatersrand Basin water from ERPM's South West Vertical ("SWV") Shaft with effect from 6 October 2008. Pumping was ceased for safety reasons, following the asphyxiation of two employees underground at the SWV Shaft on 19 September 2008.
23 Oct 2008 10:14:55
(C)
Gold and silver revenue for the first quarter increase to R476.7 million (R433 million) and operating profit declined to R57.2 million (R61.7 million). Net profit attributable to ordinary shareholders fell dramatically to R3.1 million (R757.1 million). However, headline earnings grew to 10.5cps (loss of 11.7cps).



Prospects

A range of events in the quarter under review caused your company's board and senior management to engage in some serious introspection. At a macro level, of course, the turmoil brewing in global economies for months has bubbled to the surface. While this appears to have been good for gold so far, time will tell whether jittery investors flock to the metal as a safe haven with the same, or greater, alacrity as in the past. The South African economy, relatively speaking, has borne up remarkably well thus far to the global furore, but the country is facing some political uncertainty.



Group introspection, prompted by these events, indicated clearly that this is no time for 'heroics'; indeed, it is a time for careful consideration of all of the dynamics - those which are in management's power to manage as well as those that are not - and to plan a rational and economical course ahead that will deliver positive results and value-add. The board envisages such a course for the next 12 months, which will have the following three focus areas:

*risk management;

*cost control; and

*margin management.

DRDLD expects that actions in respect of ERPM, the Elsburg JV and the Ergo JV to impact positively and quickly on costs and returns. Moving ahead, the group envisages further steps to achieve a lower-risk, lower-cost, better return profile, gaining as much leverage as we can from our long-established track record in surface retreatment.
06 Oct 2008 17:05:38
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced that the ERPM mine of its 74% held subsidiary, DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Ltd at Boksburg will discontinue pumping of underground water at the mine's South West Vertical Shaft.
01 Oct 2008 16:33:10
(Official Notice)
Over the past eight years, DRDLD has been in dispute and litigation with numerous parties including Mr RAR Kebble, the late Mr B Kebble, Mr J Stratton, Mr H Buitendag and JCI Ltd ("JCI") in South Africa. The litigation included a claim in relation to the Rawas transaction. These matters have been well publicised in the media. On 16 September 2008, all disputes between DRDGOLD and the parties were settled. In terms of the settlement agreement, JCI has paid to DRDGOLD a total sum of R25.5 million. DRDGOLD and the parties have agreed that all claims and counterclaims have been resolved without any admission of liability.
30 Sep 2008 11:09:03
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the audited annual financial statements of the company were posted on Tuesday, 30 September 2008. There have been no changes to the reviewed results released on 21 August 2008. Shareholders are advised that the AGM of the company will be held at 12:00 on Friday, 28 November 2008 at the registered office of the company, Ebsco House 4, 299 Pendoring Avenue, Blackheath, Randburg, South Africa. The notice of the meeting is contained in the abovementioned annual financial statements.
18 Sep 2008 15:31:44
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announces that, with effect from 17 September 2008, its wholly-owned subsidiary, DRD (Offshore) Ltd, sold all of its shares in GMN to other GMN shareholders. The cash consideration in respect of the disposal amounted to USD2 900 000. GMN is a company that holds the rights, patents and other intellectual property of GoldMoney.com, which is a product specialising in digital gold currency. DRDGOLD previously held a 50.25% shareholding in Net-Gold Services Ltd, which was converted on 10 March 2008 into a 12.3% shareholding in GMN. The disposal is in accordance with the company`s strategy to focus its attention on its South African operations.
11 Sep 2008 16:14:23
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that on 8 September 2008 the Department of Minerals and Energy lifted the notice in terms of section 54 of the Mine Health - Safety Act which had been issued on 4 September 2008 prohibiting underground mining at the Blyvoor mine. The notice was served on the mine following the death of an employee in a rock fall underground caused by a seismic event which occurred on 4 September 2008. Another, similar notice had been issued by the DME on 18 August 2008 following the death of an employee, similarly in a rockfall underground caused by a seismic event. This notice was lifted on 20 August 2008. The number of production days lost as a result of:

*the two section 54 notices; and

*the days of mourning called by the National Union of Mineworkers following each fatality and which took place on 28 August and 10 September 2008 translates to an estimated loss of 5 884 ounces of gold for the September 2008 quarter.
21 Aug 2008 15:56:35
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced that a mining right for gold recovery over the remaining extent of Erf 1 of Park Central Township Johannesburg, known as the Top Star Dump, was granted and issued in favour of its group asset Crown by the Department of Minerals and Energy with effect from 21 August 2008. The mining right for the Top Star Dump has been granted until 20 August 2013. It contains approximately 128 000 ounces at an estimated grade of 0.775 grams per tonne. The Top Star Dump is expected to contribute approximately 45 000 ounces of gold per annum to the group over a period of 20 months.
21 Aug 2008 09:35:29
(C)
Group revenue from continuing operations for the year was 20% higher at R1 843.9 million, reflecting a 29% increase in the average gold price received to R192 143/kg. After accounting for cash operating costs, 14% higher at R1 479.6 million, cash operating profit was 57% higher at R364.3 million. Net profit was R1 225.1 million compared with the previous year?s loss of R1 165.0 million, reflecting profit of R1 169.2 million from the disposal of the Australasian interests.



Dividend

The directors have declared a final dividend of 10 South African cents per ordinary share for the year ended 30 June 2008 which amounts in total R37.7 million.



Prospects

Much of the group's energy has been directed towards restoring the South African business first to stability, then to a sustainable level of production, and to the establishment of a platform for organic growth. Fortuitously, the group has been supported in its efforts by a stronger gold price. The group is now at a point at which they believe optimisation of the current operations and projects, both underground and surface could deliver total production of the order of 400 000 ounces per annum over time.
20 Aug 2008 09:11:01
(Official Notice)
DRDLD advised it has received an Independent Competent Person`s Report (CPR) prepared by RSG Global Consulting Pty Ltd (RSG) in relation to a resource estimation statement for the Elsburg Tailings Dam Complex. The Elsburg Complex, which forms part of the company?s 50/50 Ergo Mines Joint Venture with Mintails Ltd, comprises five tailings dams near the township of Reiger Park, Boksburg - 20 kilometers east of Johannesburg. The information contained in this announcement is a summary of the full CPR which is available on the company?s website.
08 Jul 2008 11:03:15
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced that a written retrenchment agreement was concluded with organised labour on Friday, 4 July 2008. In terms of the agreement, voluntary retrenchment applications will be open for acceptance until Friday, 11 July 2008, following which ERPM will identify and retrench up to 270 employees in terms of agreed selection criteria.
11 Jun 2008 09:06:59
(Media Comment)
Business Report noted that DRDLD is doing a feasibility study looking into expanding its East Rand Proprietary Mines (ERPM) mine on the East Rand. The extension could cost between R6 billion and R8 billion at current prices. But analysts say it will be difficult for the company to raise as much as R8 billion as its market capitalisation was only R2.2 billion.
30 May 2008 15:08:00
(Official Notice)
DRDLD has obtained an interim court order against some 3 300 employees in the semi-skilled categories at its Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Ltd ("Blyvoor") mine, near Carletonville in the North West Province, who began an illegal strike at the start of the night shift last night. The interim court order declares the strike action illegal and instructs the striking employees to desist from engaging in the illegal strike and return to work. The illegal strike is believed to be related to the arrest of two employees by the South African Police Service in connection with the death of one man and the assault of a second, neither of whom were employees, during December 2007.
26 May 2008 15:28:57
(Official Notice)
DRDLD has reported that employee attendance at its East Rand Proprietary Mines Ltd ("ERPM") mine has returned to normal following absenteeism due to violence that occurred on the East Rand against foreign nationals. Absenteeism at the start of the day shift on Monday, 26 May 2008, was just 3.6%.
22 May 2008 14:33:54
(Official Notice)
DRDLD has been informed by the South African Police Service ("SAPS") that two employees of its East Rand Proprietary Mines Ltd mine ("ERPM") at Boksburg died in the violence that occurred in the Ramaphosa informal settlement on the East Rand. The names and nationalities of the employees will be withheld until such time as the next of kin have been informed. Production at ERPM is still continuing. However, employee attendance has been negatively impacted since the weekend following violent attacks against foreigners in the area. ERPM has reported that approximately 58% of its day shift did not report for work today and that this was believed to be related to the continuing unrest in nearby communities. DRDGOLD's two other operations have not been affected by the violence.



621 (32.6%) of ERPM's semi-skilled workforce are foreign nationals, mainly from Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland. The largest proportion, some 480 employees, or 77% of the foreign nationals on the workforce, are Mozambicans. Some 398 of these employees (83% of the Mozambican workforce), have opted for living-out allowances from the mine, in preference to hostel accommodation. Management and the National Union of Mineworkers ("NUM") officials met with representatives of the Mozambican workforce on Monday afternoon to discuss, amongst other matters, alternative accommodation. DRDLD is assisting affected employees of ERPM with temporary accommodation, food and security and has appealed to all employees who have sought refuge at police stations and elsewhere in the community to come forward for assistance. Management also met with SAPS officials on Wednesday and SAPS has agreed to provide additional protective support to the foreign nationals on the ERPM workforce. No further reports of violence have been received by mine management on Wednesday night or today. A meeting is scheduled for this afternoon with NUM officials, the Mozambique Consulate and employees of the mine, to attempt to resolve the current situation and return the mine to normality.
12 May 2008 10:19:09
(Media Comment)
Business Day reported that DRDLD would decide on the future of the underground operations of ERPM (East Rand Proprietary Mines) by December. This was when a study would be completed on the feasibility of re-engineering the mine, said Niel Pretorius, MD of the company's South African operations.
09 May 2008 08:58:39
(C)
Group revenue was 20% higher at R498.6 million, a consequence of a 32% increase in the average gold price received to R228 836/kg. After accounting for cash operating unit costs, which were 2% higher at R162 806/kg, cash operating profit was 199% higher at R142.2 million.



Dividends

No dividend was declared for the period under review.



Prospects

For so long as South Africa`s current power dilemma continues, it will be difficult to anticipate operational performance going forward. However, provided that Eskom is able to continue to supply power at 95% of its previous level, and to continue to give notice of impending cuts, we remain optimistic that - all other operational factors remaining stable - we will be able to maintain current production levels.
06 May 2008 16:11:18
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announce that, with effect from Monday 5 May 2008, Craig Barnes has been appointed executive director and CFO of the company and Kobus Dissel has resigned as an alternate director. Mr Dissel will continue to serve the company as the financial manager: corporate services.
25 Apr 2008 10:03:41
(Official Notice)
ERPM, a wholly owned subsidiary of DRDLD South African Operations (Pty) Ltd, which is in turn 74% owned by DRDGOLD, will inform recognised trade unions of its intention to initiate with them, in terms of the provisions of Sections 189 and 189A of the LRA, a 60-day formal consultation process. ERPM management envisages that up to 400 employees may be affected by the exercise. The first formal consultation meeting in terms of Section 189 of the LRA may take place as early as 6 May 2008, under the auspices of a facilitator appointed by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration.
21 Feb 2008 11:06:12
(C)
Total gold production was 11% lower at 22 089 oz. This was due both to a 7% decline in underground gold production to 16 463 oz and a 23% decline in surface gold production to 5 626 oz. While the average underground yield improved by 10% to 7.11 g/t, underground throughput was 15% lower at 72 000 t, reflecting the impact on underground production of both a main ventilation fan breakdown in October/November and the previously reported sub-shaft man-winder motor breakdown in December. Surface throughput was steady at 504 000 t, reflecting benefits flowing from the recent completion of infrastructure upgrades. The average surface yield was 22% lower at 0.35 g/t however, due to steps begun to improve the shape of the Cason Dump recovery face. The effort that went into the reversal of negative trends from underground operations over the Christmas break realised a year on year production increase of 25% for the month of December. Total cash operating costs were 26% higher at USD765/oz as a result of lower gold production. Underground cash operating costs rose by 20% to USD777/oz and surface cash operating costs by 42% to USD729/oz. Cash operating profit narrowed from R13.0 million to R3.5 million. Capital expenditure rose by 45% to R9.0 million.



Revenue was 4% lower at R416.9 million as a result of the lower gold production. After accounting for cash operating costs, virtually unchanged at R369.3 million, cash operating profit was 24% lower at R47.6 million.
20 Feb 2008 13:06:21
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announces with regret that Ms Tandiwe Njobe has decided to resign from the DRDGOLD board due to work circumstances. The resignation is effective immediately.
31 Jan 2008 09:14:26
(Official Notice)
In July 2003, DRDLD, DRD Australia (Pty) Ltd and DRD Australasia Aps instituted an action in the High Court of South Africa against Messrs RAR Kebble, J Stratton and HC Buitendag and JCI Ltd ("the defendants"),which relate to the RAWAS transaction. Shareholders are advised that yesterday in the High Court, the defendants, with the exception of Mr Stratton, abandoned their special plea that the matter has become settled and a court order dismissing the special plea with costs was issued. The matter will now be set down to be heard on the merits of the case on a date to be allocated by the Registrar of the High Court. The following claims are being pursued:

*R69.6 million (AUD11.2 million) for the 7 644 944 DRDLD ordinary shares issued on 9 July 1999 at a price per share of R9.10; and

*R7.6 million (AUD1.2million) for the 637 062 DRDLD ordinary shares issued on 8 October 1999, at a price per share of R11.90.

DRDLD will continue to keep shareholders updated regarding the above litigation.
02 Aug 2006 16:28:01
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced today that it is extending the expiration date relating to its offer to exchange up to USD66 000 000 in aggregate principal amount of new 6% Senior Convertible Notes due 2010 for an equal aggregate principal amount of its currently outstanding 6% Senior Convertible Notes due 2006 until 12:00 midnight New York City time on 15 August 2006, unless otherwise terminated or further extended by DRDGOLD.
31 Jul 2006 08:38:15
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the board of directors of DRDLD expect that the company's headline loss per share for the twelve months ended June 2006 will be in the range of 15% to 25% greater than that reported for the twelve months ended June 2005. This is as a result of post tax loss contributions from :

*Barrick Gold Corporation managed Porgera Mine (West Wall Remediation which resulted in lower gold production and increased costs)

*Tolukuma Mine (lower gold production mainly as a result of excessive rain during the year resulting in the flooding of the main production areas as previously reported and cost increases)

*Emperor Mines Ltd (Vatukoula Mine reorganisation, announced in April 2006, which has resulted in no production during May and June 2006).

These were partially offset by a much improved profit; and contribution from Blyvoortuitzicht Mine and the remaining South African operations and the inclusion of minorities for the first time arising from the consolidation of Emperor Mines Ltd.



In addition the basic loss per share will be in the range of 60% to 70% lower than that reported for the twelve months ended June 2005, due to the reversal of an impairment charge for ERPM mine following a return to profitability and an increased mine life and a profit being generated from discontinued operations for the current period as opposed to a loss for the previous period. The above financial information refers to changes in bottom line losses as calculated using IFRS. The results for the year ended 30 June 2006 are expected to be announced on or about 24 August 2006.
19 Jul 2006 15:33:59
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced on 19 July 06 that it was extending the expiration date relating to its offer to exchange up to USD66 million in aggregate principal amount of new 6% Senior Convertible Notes due 2010 for an equal aggregate principal amount of its currently outstanding 6% Senior Convertible Notes due 2006 until 12:00 midnight New York City time on 1 August 2006, unless otherwise terminated or further extended by DRDGOLD.
18 Jul 2006 11:28:19
(Official Notice)
DRDLD has received its consolidated mineral resources and ore reserve statement following completion of an independent annual resource and reserve audit. The company has shown an increase of 30% in its attributable mineral resources from 36.6 million ounces (Moz) of contained gold in 2005 to 47.6 million in 2006. The company has also shown a 35% increase in attributable ore reserves from 6.5 million in 2005 to 8.8 million in 2006. The above numbers take into account DRDGOLD's equity holding of 85% in DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Ltd and the company's 78.9% holding in Emperor Mines Ltd. The ore reserve statement was based on a gold price of USD582 per ounce and R117 000/kg. Full details will be published with DRDGOLD's annual report due for release at the end of September.
06 Jul 2006 16:08:18
(Official Notice)
04 Jul 2006 16:41:59
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announced on 4 July 2006 that it has filed, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Amendment No. 1 to its Statement on Schedule, relating to its offer to exchange up to USD66 000 000 in aggregate principal amount of new 6% Senior Convertible Notes due 2010 for an equal aggregate principal amount of its currently outstanding 6% Senior Convertible Notes due 2006. The amendment contains important information that holders of old notes should consider in deciding whether to tender their old notes in exchange for the new notes, including, among other things, summary financial information of DRDGOLD.
19 Jun 2006 16:51:09
(Official Notice)
On 16 June 2006 DRDLD commenced an exchange offer under which DRDGOLD offered to exchange up to USD66 000 000 in aggregate principal amount of new 6% Senior Convertible Notes due 2010 for an equal aggregate principal amount of its currently outstanding 6% Senior Convertible Notes due 2006.
01 Jun 2006 16:53:02
(Official Notice)
Emperor Mines ("Emperor"), a company in which DRDLD holds an effective 88.3% interest through its wholly owned subsidiary DRD (Offshore), a company registered in the Isle of Man, has entered into various agreements in terms of which it will raise AUD 40 million, before costs, via the placement of 100 million shares at AUD0.40 per share.



The placement has been structured as follows:

*Tranche 1 comprises 97.6 million shares placed with international and domestic institutional investors and effective on 02 June 2006; and

*Tranche 2 comprises 2.4 million shares to be placed with directors of Emperor, subject to shareholder approval, which approval will be sought in a meeting of Emperor shareholders to be convened in early July 2006.



The board of Emperor has elected to undertake the placement within Emperor's 15% limit in accordance with the ASX Listings Rules. All of the shares to be issued under the placement will rank pari passu with existing ordinary shares. The placement of the 100 million shares, subject to necessary shareholder approvals in respect of Tranche 2, will have the effect of diluting DRD Offshore's holding in Emperor from 88.3% to 79.7%.
28 Apr 2006 09:05:50
(Official Notice)
21 Apr 2006 16:17:42
(Official Notice)
DRDLD has today released details of its proposed delisting from the official list of Australian Stock Exchange Ltd with effect from 21 July 2006. The decision to delist from the ASX follows the successful consolidation of DRDGOLD's Australasian assets into the ASX-listed Emperor Mines Ltd. DRDGOLD now holds 88.3% of the shares in Emperor. DRDGOLD has also proposed to be delisted from the Port Moresby Stock Exchange, on which the company's shares have been quoted since 2004. Following the delisting, DRDGOLD shares will remain tradeable on the JSE, the London Stock Exchange and Nasdaq in the United States, as well as the Euronext Brussels, the Euronext Paris, the Berlin and Stuttgart "over the counter" markets and the regulated unofficial market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
06 Apr 2006 13:45:04
(Official Notice)
23 Mar 2006 16:48:24
(Official Notice)
The suspension of DRDLD's shares on the Australian Stock Exchange has been lifted and trading in its shares on the ASX will re-commence on 24 March 2006.
22 Mar 2006 16:24:26
(Official Notice)
Since the announcement of the unaudited interim results on SENS on 23 February 2006, the unaudited interim financial statements for the six months ended 31 December 2005 were amended to incorporate the changes made to the prior comparative periods to take into account further effects of the transition from South African Statements of Generally Accepted Accounting Practice ("SA GAAP") to International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").
22 Mar 2006 10:09:01
(Media Comment)
In an article in the 22 March 06 edition of the Business Day, the investor relations manager of DRDLD announced that the group was contemplating delisting from the Australian Stock Exchange.
17 Mar 2006 10:45:40
(Official Notice)
Due to delays in finalising audit-reviewed half- yearly accounts for the period ended 31 December 2005, the Australian Stock Exchange Ltd informed the company that trading of its shares on the ASX will be suspended, effective from 17 March 2006. The requirement to prepare audit-reviewed half-yearly accounts is an ASX requirement and is not a requirement of the other major stock exchanges on which DRDLD is listed. To ensure that trading in the company's shares remains fully informed, DRDGOLD has released its unaudited half-yearly financial statements for that period. The delay in finalising the audit review of DRDGOLD's half-yearly accounts with the ASX is primarily due to transitional issues associated with International Financial Reporting Standards, which has been complicated by recent corporate restructurings undertaken by the DRDGOLD group of companies. DRDGOLD intends to lodge its audit-reviewed half-yearly accounts with the ASX in the next few weeks, at which time DRDGOLD will request the suspension on trading in DRDGOLD shares on ASX be lifted. The suspension from trading relates to trading in DRDGOLD shares on the ASX. It does not affect trading in DRDGOLD shares on the other major stock exchanges on which DRDGOLD is listed, including the JSE, NASDAQ and the LSE. DRDGOLD also announces that following very low historical trading levels of its shares on the ASX, the company intends to refocus on its African operations and seek removal from the official list of the ASX. DRDGOLD will provide further details on its proposed delisting from ASX shortly.
23 Feb 2006 18:20:25
(Official Notice)
On 17 and 20 February 2006, shareholders in DRDLD and Emperor approved proposals to vend DRDGOLD's offshore assets into Emperor, thus creating the third largest gold producer listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. On completion of the transaction, DRDGOLD will have an approximate 88% stake in Emperor, and will receive USD30 million in cash. DRDGOLD has agreed with Emperor rights of exclusivity of operation within the Pacific Rim.



Back home in South Africa, the conclusion of a transaction during the second quarter between DRDLD and Khumo Gold SPV Ltd in terms of which KG has acquired a 15% stake in DRDSA means that DRDGOLD complies with the Black Economic Empowerment ownership requirement of the South African Mining Charter. With respect to the re-financing of its convertible bond, DRDGOLD is negotiating the extension of the terms of these instruments with existing convertible bond- holders.
23 Feb 2006 10:01:09
(C)
Gold continued its phenomenal run from early to mid-September 2005 when the link between US dollar gold price movements and the US dollar/rand exchange rate was broken. This had a significant effect on the gold price in rand terms: it averaged just under R92 000/kg for the September quarter and almost R101 500/kg for the December quarter. The increase was driven mainly by the higher US dollar gold price, which came in at USD439.00/oz in the three months to end-September 2005, and USD486.00/oz for the three months to end-December 2005. This gave an average for the first half of DRDLD's current financial year of USD467.00/oz or just over R98 000/kg. Gold and silver revenue rose to R629.5 million compared to the previous comparative period's R570 million. Due to rising cash operating costs and other expenses, the group's cash profit fell to R30.3 million (R55.5 million) with a loss after taxation of R33.7 million (R88.8 million loss) arising. Headline losses decreased to 37.1cps (71cps loss).



Prospects

The group has made good progress in creating two stand-alone units, one in Australasia and the other in South Africa. With Emperor now in a position to access capital outside of South Africa, it has capacity to grow. The South African operations have been stabilised and a platform has been established for growth into Africa.
21 Feb 2006 17:00:44
(Official Notice)
DRDLD expects that the company's headline loss per share for the six months ended 31 December 2005 will be more than 30% to 50% lower (a smaller loss) than that reported for the six months ended 31 December 2004. This is as a result of lower retrenchment costs, higher investment income, lower taxation, the provision for a deferred tax asset and a reversal of the impairment of the investment in Emperor Mines Ltd arising from the improvement of that entity's share price following the announcement of the consolidation of DRDGOLD's offshore operations into that entity, offset in part by the increase in loss from associates. In addition, the basic loss per share will be 75% to 90% lower (a smaller loss) due to the above reasons and the inclusion of the loss from discontinued operations for the six months ended 31 December 2004. The above financial information refers to changes in bottom line losses as calculated using IFRS Accounting Standards. The results for the six months ended 31 December 2005 are expected to be announced on or about 23 February 2006.
17 Feb 2006 14:01:39
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcements published on SENS on 17 November 2005 and 13 January 2006 regarding:

*the restructuring of DRDLD's offshore operations, which requires DRDGOLD shareholder approval; and

*the sale by DRDLD's wholly owned subsidiary, DRD (Offshore) Ltd, of its shares in DRD (Isle of Man) Ltd to Emperor.



At the general meeting of DRDLD shareholders held on Friday, 17 February 2006, the restructuring was approved by the requisite majority of votes. A further announcement will be published once all of the conditions precedent to the restructuring and the Emperor transaction have been fulfilled.





30 Jan 2006 08:46:57
(Official Notice)
17 Jan 2006 10:24:53
(Official Notice)
DRDLD has announced the appointment of a Board of Directors for its recently constituted, 85%-owned subsidiary, DRDGOLD SA. The board of DRDGOLD SA comprises: Dr Paseka Ncholo (Executive Chairman), Louis Lamsley (Chief Operating Officer), Mark Wellesley-Wood, John Sayers, Niel Pretorius and Andrew Weir.



DRDLD also announced the appointment of Ilja Graulich (33) as Strategic Development Officer for DRDGOLD, reporting to the CEO, Mr Wellesley-Wood. Mr Graulich will retain his current responsibilities as General Manager: Investor Relations for DRDGOLD.
13 Jan 2006 12:07:52
(Official Notice)
A circular will be posted to DRDLD shareholders on 13 January 2006. The circular relates to a general meeting to be held at 10:00am on 17 February 2005 to consider the restructuring of DRDGOLD's offshore operations and the sale by the group's wholly owned subsidiary, DRD (Offshore) Ltd, of its shares in DRD (Isle of Man) Ltd to Emperor.
17 Nov 2005 08:05:08
(Official Notice)
14 Nov 2005 15:36:49
(Media Comment)
DRDLD has purchased a 5% stake in Allied Gold, an Australian-listed gold mining company. Business Day noted that the purchase price of the stake was AUD3m.
04 Nov 2005 15:41:10
(Official Notice)
At the annual general meeting of DRDLD held on 4 November 2005, all the resolutions put to shareholders were passed by the requisite majorities of votes.
27 Oct 2005 08:42:14
(Official Notice)
The group's Fatal Injury Frequency Rate ("FIFR") remained unchanged from the previous quarter at 0.52 in spite of fewer fatalities, due to a reduction in the total number of employees. The Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate continued to show improvement - to 6.24 from 7.21 - as did the Serious Injury Frequency Rate - to 2.48 from 3.60. Overall, these results are encouraging and point to the continuing benefits deriving from group-wide, behaviour-based workplace training and orientation initiatives.



Production

Group gold production was 1% lower at 135 630 ounces. This reflects a 6% decline in attributable production from the Australasian operations to 67 920 oz, due mainly to continuing operational constraints at Porgera and Tolukuma Gold Mines Ltd. Production from the South African operations increased by 5% to 67 710 oz, reflecting a continuing process of stabilisation.



Cash operating costs

Group cash operating unit costs were 9% higher at USD356 per ounce. Cash operating unit costs at the Australasian operations rose 9% higher to USD308 per ounce, reflecting lower production at Porgera and Tolukuma and higher fuel costs affecting these operations as well as Emperor's Vatukoula mine. The cash operating costs of the South African operations increased by 7% to USD419 per ounce.
27 Oct 2005 08:35:59
(Official Notice)
DRDLD announces the following changes to the board of directors:

*Dr Paseka Ncholo has resigned as Non-Executive Chairman of DRDLD with effect from 25 October 2005 and will resign as Non-Executive Director of DRDGOLD with effect from 1 November 2005. This is in order to allow Dr Ncholo to devote his full attention and leadership to the newly created entity, DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Ltd.

*Mr Geoffrey Campbell, formerly Senior Independent Non-Executive director has taken over as Non-Executive Chairman of DRDLD with effect from 26 October 2005.

*Professor Douglas Blackmur will assume the responsibility of chairman of DRDLD's Nominations and Remunerations Committee and will become Senior Independent non-Executive director with effect from 25 October 2005.

*Mr Ian Murray will be resigning as Executive Director on completion of his existing contract on 30 November 2005.
27 Oct 2005 08:17:04
(Official Notice)
06 Oct 2005 16:58:41
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30 Sep 2005 12:14:46
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of DRDLD shareholders will be held at 09:00 (South African time) on Friday, 4 November 2005 at EBSCO House 4, 299 Pendoring Avenue, Blackheath, Randburg to transact such business as is set out in the notice of annual general meeting that has been issued together with the annual report for the year ended 30 June 2005.
29 Sep 2005 17:39:35
(Official Notice)
Further to the cautionary announcement dated 28 July 2005, shareholders are advised that developments with respect to a Black Economic Empowerment transaction with Khumo Bathong Holdings (Pty) Ltd are still progressing and may have a material effect on the price of the company"s securities. In addition, shareholders are advised that the company has entered into discussions with several parties regarding the company"s offshore assets. These discussions may result in a transaction that may have a material effect on the price of the company"s securities. The company is also considering a range of proposals, which would result in the consolidation of its Australasian assets. One of these proposals is the possible consolidation of its interests in the Porgera Joint Venture and the Tolukuma gold mine, both located in Papua New Guinea, into Emperor Mines Ltd ("Emperor"), a gold mining company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, which owns and operates the Vatukoula gold mine in Fiji. Emperor is 45.33% owned by the company. At this stage, a proposal to vend assets into Emperor has been made and is being considered by the independent board members of Emperor. There is no guarantee that this or any other proposal being considered by the company will proceed. Any proposal affecting the company"s Australasian assets will also be subject to a range of regulatory approvals and consents. If an agreement is reached, the company will announce the details of the proposal in accordance with its statutory disclosure obligations. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to continue to exercise caution when dealing in the company"s securities until full announcements have been made.
01 Sep 2005 17:03:13
(Official Notice)
DRDLD has concluded an agreement with Simmer and Jack Mines Ltd for the sale of its shareholding in Buffelsfontein Gold Mines Ltd, which is currently in provisional liquidation. The agreement is conditional on:

*the acceptance by the court and the majority of Buffelsfontein`s creditors of a scheme of arrangement proposed by Simmer and Jack;

*approval by the Competition Commission; and

*the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry agreeing to substitute DRDLD with Simmer and Jack in the underground water pumping directives that currently regulate the proportionate contribution of the surrounding mines to the costs and maintenance of pumping.

Simmer and Jack`s scheme of arrangement involves payment of R45 million to the provisional liquidators and the fresh appointment of employees without assumption of any accumulated pre-liquidation employee benefits. Simmer and Jack may offset up to R20 million of its contribution to holding costs against the proposed payment to the provisional liquidators of R45 million. In exchange for the transfer of its holdings in Buffelsfontein, Simmer and Jack will pay DRDLD R1.00, and will indemnify DRDGOLD against any liabilities or obligations which could arise against it in connection with the environmental rehabilitation of Buffelsfontein, as well as the management and pumping of underground water. Simmer and Jack will have the benefit, however, of drawing down against the rehabilitation trust fund, which was transferred to the Department of Minerals and Energy upon the provisional liquidation of Buffelsfontein.
25 Aug 2005 09:53:36
(C)
The group`s cash operating profit from continuing operations for the second half was 7% higher than in the first at R157.1m and 3% higher year on year at R304.5m. These results reflect steady recovery of our South African operations as a whole that has followed, particularly during the second half, from the radical restructuring we have conducted, and a comparatively sound performance overall from our Australasian operations as a whole and from Porgera in particular.



While the average USD gold price received year-on-year was 8% higher at USD423 per ounce, the ravages of rand strength are revealed in the average rand gold price received - more than 2% down at R84 690 per kilogram. In the second half, the average USD price received was almost 2% higher than in the first half at USD428 per ounce; and fortuitously, a moderate weakening in the rand resulted in an increase of more than 2% in the average rand gold price received to R85 771 per kilogram. This was still lower, though, than the average for the 2004 financial year of R86 788.



Group cash operating costs year on year were 9% higher at USD375, the benefits of the South African restructuring are becoming apparent from the containment of the cash operating cost increase in the second half to little more than 1% compared with the first half. Were it not for a 23% increase in cash operating costs for the Australasian operations as a whole, half-year on half-year, and the residual impact of the NWO`s high costs, we would have done even better. Net operating profit from continuing operations was 34% higher at R41.2m for six months ending 30 June 2005 compared to the previous six months ending 31 December 2004. The loss before taxation of R140m included a loss of R127.4m from associates. The loss from associates represents an impairment of DRDLD`s 45.33% investment in Emperor down to AUD28c per share.



Shareholders equity increased from R428.1m to R627.1m and the current ratio increased from 0.84 to 1.45. During the six months ending 30 June 2005 the Eskom `gold for electricity` contract was closed out. Cash and cash equivalents increased to R241.2m from R143.1m as at 31 December 2004.
25 Aug 2005 08:37:04
(Official Notice)
DRDLD has announced the appointment of John Sayers as the company`s new Finance Director (`FD`) and Chief Financial Officer (`CFO`) with effect from 5 September 2005. In the former capacity, he becomes an executive director of DRDGOLD.



Sayers (59) takes over the roles of FD and CFO from Ian Murray, who has served as the company`s Finance Director since 2000. After ensuring a smooth handover to Sayers, Murray will focus on his role as DRDLD`s Corporate Development Officer, primarily in the Australasian region. He will continue to serve as an Executive Director of DRDGOLD.



His role in DRDLD will be to focus on further strengthening financial systems and preparing the group for proposed accounting changes, such as International Financial Reporting Standards, over the next few years.
03 Aug 2005 14:35:03
(Official Notice)
DRDGold shareholders are advised that DRDGold has changed its registered address from 45 Empire Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193 to 299 Pendoring Avenue, Blackheath, Randburg, South Africa. DRDGolds postal address remains unchanged as PO Box 390, Maraisburg, 1700.
28 Jul 2005 09:00:22
(Official Notice)
28 Jul 2005 08:48:01
(Official Notice)
28 Jul 2005 08:07:41
(Official Notice)
DRDLD has entered into a memorandum of understanding (`the MOU`) with Khumo Bathong Holdings (Pty) Ltd (`KBH`) in terms of which:

*DRDLD will indirectly acquire KBH`s debt and equity interests in Crown Gold Recoveries (Pty) Ltd and East Rand Proprietary Mines Ltd;

*KBH will acquire 15% of DRDLD`s interest in all of its South African operations; and

*DRDLD will grant an option to a KBH-led broad-based consortium to acquire an additional 11% shareholding in all of its South African operations (collectively, `the transactions`).



Dr MP Ncholo, Non-Executive Chairman of DRDLD, has an interest in KBH greater than 35% and, as a result, in terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Ltd, the transactions will constitute small related party transactions. Full details of the transactions will be published in due course, including the opinion of the independent professional expert referred to above. Shareholders are therefore advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company`s securities until such announcement is made.
12 Jul 2005 08:53:12
(Official Notice)
11 Jul 2005 14:57:48
(Official Notice)
DRDLD, on 11 July 05, announced the results of the claw-back offer of 15 804 116 new DRDGOLD ordinary shares (`claw-back shares`) at an issue price of R5.50 per share (`the claw-back offer`) referred to in the circular to DRDGOLD ordinary shareholders dated 20 June 2005. Applications were received in respect of 10 491 113 claw-back shares, representing 66.4% of the claw-back shares offered in terms of the claw-back offer. The claw-back shares not subscribed for by DRDGOLD ordinary shareholders or their renouncees, being 5 313 003 claw-back shares, were subscribed for by certain underwriters in terms of the underwriting agreement entered into between themselves and DRDGOLD. Share certificates in respect of claw-back shares subscribed for by holders of certificated DRDGOLD shares will be posted on 11 July 05 and holders of dematerialised DRDGOLD shares will have their safe custody accounts with their Central Securities Depository Participants or brokers credited with the claw-back shares subscribed for on 11 July 05.
27 Jun 2005 11:21:53
(Media Comment)
Reacting to three class action suits in the US alleging that DRDLD had made false and misleading statements about its North West operations between October 2003 and February 2005, DRDGOLD told Business Day that the suits were without merit and the group would defend itself against the allegations.
24 Jun 2005 13:58:05
(Official Notice)
DRDGold today announced that a class action lawsuit was commenced against the company, its Chief Executive Officer, Mark Wellesley-Wood, and Chief Financial Officer, Ian Louis Murray. The lawsuit was filed on 13 June 2005 and is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of a putative class of purchasers of DRDGold securities. The lawsuit alleges that the company made certain false and misleading statements between 23 October 2003 and 24 February 2005 in violation of provisions of the United States securities laws. Two similar suits have also reportedly been filed. DRDGold and its officers have not been served with legal process for the lawsuits but expect to be served in the future. The company is in the process of selecting and engaging legal counsel to defend against the suits. DRDGold, Mr Wellesley-Wood and Mr Murray deny the claims that have reportedly been made in the lawsuits, believe the suits to be entirely without merit and intend vigorously to defend against the allegations of the lawsuits. DRDGold anticipates that the three class action lawsuits, and any other similar lawsuits, will be consolidated and proceed as a single litigation. Accordingly, DRDGold does not intend separately to announce the filing of any other such lawsuits.
14 Jun 2005 11:55:09
(Media Comment)
Finance 24 has reported that DRDGold is being sued by US investors over allegations of securities violations. In a press release, law firm Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman - Robbins said it filed the suit in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of buyers of DRDGold stock between October 23 2003, and February 24 2005. A spokesperson from DRDGold couldn`t immediately be reached for comment.
02 Jun 2005 16:29:42
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the report to shareholders for the six months ended 31 December 2004, published on 24 February 2005, which drew attention to certain circumstances that, if they were to arise, may have had an adverse impact on the ability of the company and its subsidiaries, associates and joint venture (`the group`), at that time, to continue as a going concern, as well as to the modified review opinion issued by KPMG Inc. as a consequence of the existence of a material uncertainty in this regard.



DRDLD has announced that, on 1 June 2005, KPMG Inc. issued an unmodified review opinion on publication of DRDGOLD`s US GAAP results for the six months ended 31 December 2004 on the basis that:

*on 18 March 2005, R38 million was received, in aggregate, from Consolidated African Mines Ltd and JCI Ltd in respect of an outstanding legal dispute;

*on 22 March 2004, application was made and granted for the provisional liquidation of Buffelsfontein Gold Mines Ltd (`Buffelsfontein`), thereby eliminating DRDLD`s exposure to future losses that were expected to be generated by this operation;

*on 7 April 2005, DRDLD entered into a subscription agreement with Baker Steel Capital Managers LLP on behalf of its clients (`the BSCM clients`), pursuant to which 17 million new DRDGOLD shares were issued to the BSCM clients on 24 May 2005, at an issue price of R5.50 per new DRDGOLD share, for an aggregate consideration of R93.5 million (before expenses); and

*on 5 April 2005, DRDLD entered into an underwriting agreement with certain underwriters (`the underwriters`), pursuant to which DRDGOLD has raised R86.9 million (before expenses) through the conditional allotment to the underwriters of 15 804 116 new DRDGOLD shares (`the claw-back shares`) at a subscription price of R5.50 per share. The claw-back shares are to be offered to DRDGOLD shareholders in terms of a claw-back offer, details of which were contained in an announcement published on Thursday, 26 May 2005 on the SENS.

The board of directors of DRDLD is of the view that the liquidation of Buffelsfontein, together with the receipt of cash from the above-mentioned sources and the cash generated by the group`s offshore assets should be sufficient to meet DRDGOLD`s cash requirements in the short- to medium-term.
14-Oct-2015
(X)
DRDLD Ltd. (DRDGOLD), which was incorporated on 16 February 1895, owns assets that are primarily involved in the retreatment of surface gold. Based in South Africa, the company does not have a major or controlling shareholder and its directors provide strategic direction on behalf of its shareholders. DRDGOLD is a public company with its primary listing on the JSE Ltd. (JSE), and its secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange Ltd. (NYSE). The company?s shares are also traded on the March? Libre Paris, the Regulated Unofficial Market on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Berlin and Stuttgart OTC markets.


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