South Africa's fourth biggest gold producer DRDGOLD said on Monday attendance at its ERPM mine had normalised after workers stayed away last week due to anti-immigrant attacks that dented the mine's output.

DRDGOLD said last week that the output lost at the struggling mine to the east of Johannesburg would be quantified at the end of the quarter to end-June.

The violence, which targeted foreign nationals, left two of its ERPM workers dead last week, both of them South African citizens.

Migrant workers are accused by many poor South Africans of taking scarce jobs and fuelling violent crime. At least 50 people have died and more than 25,000 are in refugee centres.

Absenteeism at the start of the day shift today was just 3.6 percent. No further reports of violence in the communities near to the mine have been received since Wednesday last week, DRDGOLD said in a statement.

DRDGOLD's two other mines were unaffected by the violence.

Shares in the company, which fell last week, were 0.78 percent weaker at 6.40 rand, while the All Share index, was up 0.64 percent.

The company has said 621, or 32.6 percent, of the ERPM mine's semi-skilled workforce are foreign nationals, mainly from Mozambique, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Big mining companies in South Africa, which tend to employ significant numbers of African migrants, said their staff and operations had not been affected by the violence. Most of their mines are located further away from the violent hotspots.

South Africa's biggest mineworkers' union plans to tackle xenophobia among its membership through mass meetings, in a bid to prevent further killing that could scare away skilled miners. (Reporting by James Macharia, editing by Will Waterman)

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