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Illegal strike at Blyvoor Mine

DRDGOLD South African Operations this morning obtained an interim court order against some 3 300 employees in the semi-skilled categories at its Blyvoor mine.

DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Limited this morning obtained an interim court order against some 3 300 employees in the semi-skilled categories at its Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Limited ("Blyvoor") mine, near Carletonville in South Africa's 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.

DRDGOLD believes in and continues to support the rule of law and will not condone any attempts to suppress such rule of law by any means whatsoever.


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