DRDGOLD Limited

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DRD: DRDGOLD LIMITED - Far West Gold Recoveries, phase 1: early-stage commissioning in progress

3 December 2018

DRD: DRDGOLD LIMITED - Far West Gold Recoveries, phase 1: early-stage commissioning in progress

DRD: DRDGOLD LIMITED - Far West Gold Recoveries, phase 1: early-stage commissioning in progress
Far West Gold Recoveries, phase 1: early-stage commissioning in progress

DRDGOLD LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1895/000926/06)
JSE share code: DRD
ISIN: ZAE000058723
NYSE trading symbol: DRD
('DRDGOLD' or the 'Company')

FAR WEST GOLD RECOVERIES, PHASE 1: EARLY-STAGE COMMISSIONING IN
PROGRESS

DRDGOLD is pleased to advise shareholders that the commissioning of the Far West Gold
Recoveries project, previously the West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project is set to start on
6 December 2018 with the pumping of reclaimed tailings into the carbon-in-leach circuit, just
four months into the construction of Phase 1. Far West Gold Recoveries was acquired from
Sibanye Gold Limited, trading as Sibanye-Stillwater, at the end of July 2018.

DRDGOLD´s CEO, Niël Pretorius, commented: 'The project is on track to achieve full
production of 500 000tpm from Phase 1 in the first quarter of 2019.'

As part of early-stage commissioning, face has been established at the Driefontein 5 tailings
dam reclamation site, from which pumping of reclaimed tailings through a new 2km pipeline
to the Driefontein 2 plant is set to begin. A parallel pipeline to return water from the plant to
the reclamation site has been completed.

Work to upgrade the plant´s retreatment capacity is well advanced, with carbon loading -
also part of the overall commissioning process - set to begin immediately.

An 8km pipeline to transport retreated tailings from the plant for cyclone deposition on the
Driefontein 4 tailings dam and a parallel return water pipeline from the deposition site to the
plant have also been completed.


Johannesburg
3 December 2018

Sponsor
One Capital

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