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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Oct 09 2017

South Africa to restock Chad with black rhinos

JOHANNESBURG South Africa will relocate six endangered black rhinos to Chad where the animal was hunted to local extinction decades ago, the environment ministry in Pretoria said.

Oct 08 2017

Protests test tribal authority on South Africa's platinum belt

MOGALAKWENA, South Africa A new power struggle is unfolding in South Africa's old homelands between global mining giants, traditional leaders and an impoverished rural populace.

Oct 04 2017

Top ANC official says party must act against corrupt members

JOHANNESBURG A senior official in South Africa's ruling ANC said on Wednesday the party must act against those involved in corruption, and that the issue was damaging its image.

Sep 27 2017

South Africa anti-Zuma protests harden ANC succession divides

CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG Thousands of South Africans marched in anti-corruption protests on Wednesday, in a rallying cry against scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma and his powerful allies three months before a new ANC leader is chosen.

Sep 26 2017

Dutch tourist group cuts South Africa visit short after armed bus robbery

JOHANNESBURG A group of 36 Dutch tourists were flying out of South Africa on Tuesday after they were robbed at gunpoint on Sunday in a brazen heist while traveling from Johannesburg's main international airport to their hotel, officials said.

Sep 14 2017

South Africa's Implats reports loss after deal write-down, warns of lay-offs

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Impala Platinum (Implats) reported a 2017 loss after writing off part of the value of a deal a decade ago that helped the miner meet a target for black ownership, the company said on Thursday.

Sep 12 2017

Union treasurer shot dead near South African Implats mine

JOHANNESBURG A senior union official was shot dead outside an Impala Platinum (Implats) mine on Tuesday in South Africa's Rustenburg area, the focus of a surge of violence that has unnerved investors.

Sep 10 2017

South Africa's Ramaphosa steps up criticism ahead of ANC leadership vote

JOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, a leading contender to become head of the ruling ANC in December, stepped up his criticism of the government on Sunday, saying state-owned companies had been "captured" and funds looted from them.

Sep 09 2017

Five roaming lions raise alarm in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG Five lions are on the loose in a rural area about 35 miles (60 km) west of South Africa's commercial capital of Johannesburg, police and conservationists said on Saturday as they launched operations to capture them.

Jul 31 2017

South Africa's stock market defies recession, scales record highs

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's main stock index scaled a record high on Monday, underscoring the market's disconnect from an economy mired in recession, hobbled by damaging ratings downgrades, and still largely defined by apartheid's income inequalities. | Video

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