Rockwell Reschedules Conference Call on First Half Results to October 20,

VANCOUVER, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - Rockwell Diamonds Inc. ("Rockwell" or the "Company") (TSX: RDI; JSE: RDI; OTCBB: RDIAF) announces that it has rescheduled the conference call on its First Half Fiscal 2010 financial results to Tuesday, October 20, 2009. The time of the call remains at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (7:00 a.m. Pacific; 4:00 p.m. Johannesburg). The event was rescheduled to avoid conflicts with other corporate events.

The conference call may be accessed by dialing (800) 946-0716 (toll free) or 719-457-2573 (toll) in North America, 0 800 980 989 (toll free) in the United Kingdom and 0 808 101 1147 (toll free) in South Africa.

A simultaneous web cast of the conference call and replay will be available on the Company's website at

The conference call will be archived for later playback until October 29, 2009 and can be accessed by dialing (888) 203-1112 (toll free) in North America or (719) 457-0820 (toll) and using the pass code 8864739.

    John Bristow
    President and CEO

     No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information
                       contained in this news release.

Forward Looking Statements

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". Other than statements of historical fact all statements in this release that address future production, reserve or resource potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that each Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, changes in and the effect of government policies regarding mining and natural resource exploration and exploitation, availability of capital and financing, geopolitical uncertainty and political and economic instability, and general economic, and market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on Rockwell, Investors should review Rockwell's annual Form 40-F filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the Company's home jurisdiction filings that are available at

SOURCE Rockwell Diamonds Inc.

For further information: For further information: For further details on Rockwell Diamonds Inc., please visit the Company's website at or contact Investor Services at (604) 684-6365 or within North America at 1-800-667-2114

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