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DRDGOLD board changes

Appointment of James Turk to its board as a Non-executive Director.
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Johannesburg, South Africa. 27 October 2004. Durban Roodepoort Deep, Limited (JSE: DUR; NASDAQ: DROOY; ASX: DRD; POM SoX: DRD) today announced the appointment of James Turk, an American citizen, to its board as a Non-executive Director.

Turk is the founder and a director of GoldMoney (www.goldmoney.com), the operator of a digital gold currency payment system based on three U.U. patents awarded to him.

He has specialised in international banking, finance and investment since graduating in 1969 from George Washington University with a B.A. degree in International Economics.

DRDGOLD acquired a strategic 50.25% interest in a subsidiary (Net-Gold Services Ltd) of the internet-based gold investment company, G.M. Network Limited GoldMoney.com) during 2004.

David Baker, who joined the DRDGOLD board in January 2002, retired with effect from 27 October 2004 due to increased commitments.


Note to editors: a j-peg of James Turk is available on the DRDGOLD website, www.drdgold.com

Queries:

South Africa
Investor and Media Relations
Ilja Graulich, DRDGOLD
+27 11 381 7826 (office)
+27 83 604 0820 (mobile)

James Duncan, Russell & Associates
+27 11 880 3924 (office)
+27 82 892 8052 (mobile)

North America
Investor Relations
Susan Borinelli, Breakstone & Ruth International
+1 646-536-7018 (office)
+1 917-570-8421 (mobile)

Media Relations
Barbara Cano, Breakstone & Ruth International
+1 646-536-7002 (office)
+1 347-423-5859 (mobile)

Australasia
Investor and Media Relations
Paul Downie, Porter Novelli
+61 893 861 233 (office)
+61 414 947 129 (mobile)

United Kingdom/Europe
Investor and Media Relations
Phil Dexter, St James's Corporate Services
+44 20 7499 3916 (office)
+44 779 863 4398



DRDGOLD is the world’s 9th largest gold producer, with mines in South Africa as well as Australasia, a key target for growth. The company has a track record of success in extending the lives of older mines safely and profitably. For fiscal year 2003, DRDGOLD produced 905 000 ounces of gold, up from under 100 000 ounces a year in 1997, when current operations were amalgamated.

DRDGOLD has primary listings on the Johannesburg (JSE:DRD) and Australian (ASX:DRD) stock exchanges and secondary listings on NASDAQ (DROOY), the London and Port Moresby stock exchange and the Paris and Brussels Bourses. Its shares are also traded on the regulated unofficial market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Berlin OTC Market.

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