Washington, D.C. 20549

                        Report of Foreign Private Issuer

                       Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
                     of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                          For the month of August, 2003

                           Commission File Number:0-49888

                          Randgold Resources Limited
                (Translation of registrant's name into English)

            La Motte Chambers, La Motte Street, St. Helier, Jersey,
                            JE1 1BJ, Channel Islands
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

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under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

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or legally organized (the registrant's "home country"), or under the rules
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in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82- ________

Randgold Resources Limited
Incorporated in Jersey, Channel Islands
Registration Number 62868
LSE Trading Symbol: RRS
Nasdaq Trading Symbol: GOLD


London, 6 August 2003  -  David Ashworth has retired as a non-executive director
of Randgold Resources in order to assist Randgold & Exploration with the
development of new opportunities following that company's recent
re-establishment as an active, empowerment-orientated mining corporation.
Ashworth, a former financial director of Randgold Resources, retired last year
but remained on the boards of Randgold & Exploration and Randgold Resources as a

Randgold Resources chief executive Dr Mark Bristow said today Ashworth had
played a key role in the establishment and development of that company, among
other things arranging the finance for the Morila mine, and had continued to
provide it with sage counsel as a non-executive director.  "We'll miss his
contribution and we wish him well with his new challenges at Randgold &
Exploration," he said.

For further information call:
(CEO) Mark Bristow on +44 (0) 779 775 2288

Issued on behalf of Randgold Resources Limited by du Plessis Associates.  dPA
contact Kathy du Plessis - Tel: +27 11 728 4701, or e-mail


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                                    Randgold Resources Limited

                                                       By:___/s/David Haddon___
                                                       David Haddon
                                                       Group Company Secretary

Date: 07 August 2003