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CRD - Central Rand Gold - Court throws out Puno Gold Investments` request for

Release Date: 05/11/2009 16:30:01      Code(s): CRD
CRD - Central Rand Gold  - Court throws out Puno Gold Investments` request for  
urgent interdict to halt Central Rand Gold`s trial mining activities            
Central Rand Gold Limited                                                       
(Incorporated as a company with limited liability under the                     
laws of Guernsey, Company Number 45108)                                         
(Incorporated as an external company with limited liability under               
the laws of South Africa, registration number 2007/019223/10)                   
LSE share code: CRND     JSE share code: CRD                                    
ISIN: GG00B24HM601                                                              
("Central Rand Gold" or "CRG" or the "Company")                                 
COURT THROWS OUT PUNO GOLD INVESTMENTS` REQUEST FOR URGENT INTERDICT TO HALT    
CENTRAL RAND GOLD`S TRIAL MINING ACTIVITIES                                     
Central Rand Gold, following the hearing today, Thursday, 5 November 2009, is   
pleased to announce that the "urgent interdict" sought by Puno Gold Investments 
(Pty) Limited to halt the company`s trial mining operations has been dismissed  
by the South Gauteng High Court. In addition, Puno is required to pay all legal 
costs associated with this dispute                                              
Reacting to the Court`s decision, CRG`s CEO, Johan du Toit, said:               
"We are pleased that this unnecessary distraction caused by Puno has now been   
dismissed in its entirety by the independent court.  The court case has not     
delayed the development of our assets and we look forward to progressing with   
trial mining, which is the springboard towards full-scale commercial gold mining
in our Johannesburg mining right area."                                         
Central Rand Gold is listed on the London Stock Exchange and on the JSE Limited 
in Johannesburg. It was awarded its first New Order Mining Right in August 2008.
Trial mining began in September 2009 at Slot 8 situated at its Consolidated Main
Reef tenement in southern Johannesburg. The Company is actively involved in the 
communities in which its mining operations are situated through employment,     
training, education, sport and small business development initiatives.          
5 November 2009                                                                 
Johannesburg                                                                    
For further information, please contact:                                        
Central Rand Gold - Johan du Toit                                               
+27 (0) 11 551 4000                                                             
Evolution Securities Limited                                                    
Simon Edwards / Chris Sim / Neil Elliot                                         
+44 (0) 20 7071 4300                                                            
Macquarie First South Advisers (Pty) Limited                                    
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Annerie Britz / Manisha Ramlakhan                                               
+27 (0) 11 583 2000                                                             
Buchanan Communications                                                         
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+44 (0) 20 7466 5000                                                            
Jenni Newman Public Relations (Pty) Ltd                                         
Jenni Newman / Megann Outram                                                    
+27 (0) 11 506 7300                                                             
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