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31 December 2012

SA mining’s winners & losers in 2012

[Miningmx] -- ALL in all, it was a miserable year to be invested in South African-listed mining stocks, the gold industry in particular.


19 October 2012

DRDGOLD's new plant takes shape

[Moneyweb] -- DRDGOLD's new flotation and fine grind circuit that is currently under construction alongside its Ergo operations is starting to take shape and is planned for commissioning in quarter three next year.


29 August 2012

DRDGOLD enters new phase

[Mineweb] -- Niël Pretorius, DRDGOLD's CEO says the group has turned its focus to sweating assets and creating stability in a bid to avoid margin squeeze.


29 August 2012

Special Report Podcast: Niël Pretorius - CEO, DRDGOLD

[Moneyweb] -- DRDGOLD shooting the lights out for the quarter ended 31 December 2011.


29 August 2012

DRDGOLD mulls uranium add-on, moots AMD water use

[MiningWeekly] -- JSE-listed DRDGOLD is mulling a uranium add-on to its gold recovery plant at Ergo and is talking to the government about using treated acid mine drainage water in its gold reclamation process on the East Rand.


29 August 2012

DRDGOLD looks beyond gold

[Miningmx] -- DRDGOLD wants to extend its surface mining footprint beyond gold, saying very few players can match its technology to extract earnings from mining dumps in high-volume environments.


29 August 2012

DRDGOLD posts much higher FY earnings

[The New Age] -- DRDGOLD, South Africa's fourth-largest gold producer, more than trebeled its full-year earnings yesterday.
29 August 2012

DRDGOLD results shine on strong gold price, overhaul

[Business Report] -- A strong gold price coupled with an overhaul of operations boosted profit by more than half at DRDGOLD for the full year to June, the company reported yesterday.
29 August 2012

DRDGOLD eyes platinum as profit rises

[Business Day] -- DRDGOLD is looking for opportunities to expand its gold reclamation business, with the possibility of venturing into platinum, the firm’s CEO Niël Pretorius said yesterday.
28 August 2012

Fuzzy social obligations rendering SA less competitive than Australia

[MiningWeekly] -- High Australia-level mining taxes are preferable to the fuzzy indeterminable social obligations imposed on South African mining companies.


28 August 2012

Mynhoop-ontginner vaar deurgaans beter

[Sake24] -- DRDGOLD, South Africa’s fourth-largest gold producer, more than trebled its full-year earnings on Tuesday, as it benefited from an overhaul of its business focusing it on gold reclamation.


28 August 2012

DRDGOLD’s profits triple

[BusinessReport] -- DRDGOLD, South Africa’s fourth-largest gold producer, more than trebled its full-year earnings on Tuesday, as it benefited from an overhaul of its business focusing it on gold reclamation.


28 August 2012

DRDGOLD bucks the trend

[SowetanLive] -- DRDGOLD, South Africa’s fourth-largest gold producer, more than trebled its full-year earnings on Tuesday, as it benefited from an overhaul of its business focusing it on gold reclamation.


28 August 2012

DRDGOLD posts sharply higher earnings

[Fin24] -- DRDGOLD, South Africa’s fourth-largest gold producer, more than trebled its full-year earnings on Tuesday, as it benefited from an overhaul of its business focusing it on gold reclamation.


28 August 2012

South Africa's DRDGOLD trebles full-year earnings

[Mineweb] -- The gold miner more than trebled its full-year earnings on Tuesday, as it benefitted from an overhaul of its business focusing it on gold reclamation.


28 August 2012

DRDGOLD operating profit rises 53%

[Mining Weekly] -- Surface gold miner DRD Gold reported a 53% increase in operating profit to R622.2-million from its Ergo operation for the year to June 30.


28 August 2012

DRDGOLD posts sharply higher FY earnings

[Reuters] -- DRDGOLD, South Africa's fourth-largest gold producer, more than trebled its full-year earnings on Tuesday, as it benefitted from an overhaul of its business focusing it on gold reclamation.


28 August 2012

DRDGOLD posts FY earnings surge

[Miningmx] -- DRDGOLD on Tuesday reported a 53% increase in full-year operating profit to R622m from its Ergo asset, leading the gold producer to a 259% increase in headline earnings per share from continuing operations to 61c per share.


18 May 2012

Adam Fleming and James Turk on precious metals and mining

[GoldMoney] -- Adam Fleming, Chairman of Wits Gold and Fleming Family & Partners, discusses the gold bull market with GoldMoney's Chairman James Turk. Topics include metal price action, the eurozone’s debt crisis, and mining in South Africa.


30 April 2012

DRD Gold confident of Blyvoor sale

[Business Day] -- Pushing ahead with project to boost gold recoveries from tailings, has started a feasibility study into a R150m project to also extract uranium.


26 April 2012

Ergo increases production and grows further

[Mining Review] -- DRDGOLD Limited has reported a 3% increase in gold production to 34 947oz from its newly consolidated Ergo and Crown surface retreatment operations for the quarter ended 31 March 2012.


26 April 2012

DRD can't beat 'best ever' quarter

[Business Day] -- DRDGOLD’s third quarter net profit and headline earnings per share at the end of March fell 61% compared to the December quarter mainly due to the closure of its four and six shafts at the Blyvoor mine.


26 April 2012

DRDGOLD lifts output from consolidated surface operations

[Mining Weekly] -- South African gold miner DRDGOLD said the consolidation of its Crown and Ergo circuits improved operating efficiencies and enhanced its competitive advantage in accessing and treating tailings material in the Johannesburg area.


26 April 2012

DRDGOLD Interim Results with CEO Niël Pretorius

CNBC Africa’s David Williams crosses to New York to speak with DRDGOLD’s CEO Niël Pretorius.


26 April 2012

DRDGOLD lifts output from consolidated surface operations

[Mining Weekly] -- South African gold miner DRDGOLD said the consolidation of its Crown and Ergo circuits improved operating efficiencies and enhanced its competitive advantage in accessing and treating tailings material in the Johannesburg area.


26 April 2012

DRDGOLD shares up as Ergo shines

[Miningmx] -- THE consolidated Ergo surface operations has put in a strong performance for DRDGOLD during the first quarter for 2012, with promises of further upside as construction on another project starts.


24 April 2012

DRDGOLD Q3 results: Niël Pretorius (CEO, DRDGOLD) & Peter Major

[Moneyweb] -- ‘A safer gold play than almost every other one we've got.’ - Peter Major


14 February 2012

DRDGOLD to expand Ergo production

[miningmx.com] -- DRDGOLD is to use some of its booming cash flows to fund the construction of additional treatment facilities at its Ergo plant, which will increase gold production by between 16% and 20% through higher recoveries.


14 February 2012

DRDGOLD looks to potential Goliath Gold II

[Mining Weekly] -- Exploration is under way on the East Rand, which may result in a separately listed gold play


14 February 2012

DRDGOLD looks forward to being ‘gold factory’

[Mining Weekly] -- The owner of the world’s biggest “gold factory”, the JSE-listed DRDGOLD – which has made its final move from risky deep-level mining to the thriving business of recycling dumps on surface – is introducing new technology that will wring more gold and uranium from its mountain of waste tailings.


14 February 2012

Update 1-DRDGOLD Q2 profit up 65 pct on higher gold price

[Reuters] -- DRDGOLD, South Africa's fourth-largest gold producer, said on Tuesday that second-quarter earnings climbed 65 percent as it continued to cash in on the higher gold price.
14 February 2012

DRD's second quarter production unchanged

Gold miner DRDGOLD on Tuesday reported total gold production of 63,659oz for the quarter ended December 2011, virtually unchanged from 63,562oz in the previous quarter.


14 February 2012

DRDGOLD focusing on expansion plans

[Bussiness Live] -- DRDGOLD says it is focusing on its expansion plans, after reporting a 107% increase to R243.98 million in cash inflow for the second quarter ended December 31, 2011.