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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

Jul 21 2017

South Africa's Malema says more than 60 ANC MPs will turn on Zuma

JOHANNESBURG More than 60 ANC members in South Africa's parliament will back a no-confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma if the ballot is secret, the leader of the far-left Economic Freedom Fighters party (EFF), Julius Malema, said.

Jul 20 2017

South Africa intends to suspend issuing mining rights

JOHANNESBURG South Africa intends to suspend the granting of applications for prospecting and mining rights as well as any renewals pending a court case to review new mining laws, the Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Thursday.

Jul 14 2017

Animal first: wild lioness photographed nursing leopard cub

JOHANNESBURG Scientists long assumed lions were hard-wired to kill leopards on sight, until a wild lioness was caught on camera this week nursing a leopard cub.

Jul 14 2017

Trio of South African lions shot dead after reserve escape

JOHANNESBURG A trio of lions which escaped from South Africa's flagship Kruger National Park have been shot dead after killing a cow, park officials said on Thursday.

Jul 13 2017

Escaped South African lions likely driven from park by population pressure: officials

JOHANNESBURG Four lions that escaped on Sunday from South Africa's Kruger National Park and remain on the loose were probably driven out by population pressures, parks officials said on Tuesday.

Jun 23 2017

INTERVIEW-South Africa's mines minister open to talks with companies on new charter

MIDDELBURG, South Africa, June 23 South Africa Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Friday that he was open to talks with companies over a new industry charter, as he rebuked the mining firms for planning to take the new rules to court, saying they were "negotiating in bad faith."

Jun 15 2017

South Africa raises black ownership threshold for mining firms

PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG South Africa has raised the minimum threshold for black ownership of mining companies to 30 percent from 26 percent, the government said on Thursday, though an industry body said it would try to block it and other regulatory changes in court.

Jun 15 2017

South Africa's Sibanye says sacks 1,500 workers over wildcat strike

JOHANNESBURG South African mining firm Sibanye Gold has fired around 1,500 workers taking part in a wildcat strike at its Cooke mine, it said on Thursday, prompting an angry reaction from the biggest gold miners' union.

Jun 12 2017

South Africa's Sibanye says 202 illegal miners arrested at Cooke mine

Westonaria, SOUTH AFRICA South Africa's Sibanye Gold said on Monday that 202 illegal miners have now been arrested at its Cooke operations southwest of Johannesburg since the start of a violent wildcat strike last Tuesday.

Jun 09 2017

Violence, wildcat strike hits Sibanye Gold mine in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG Miners have downed tools and 16 workers have been physically assaulted in a wildcat strike at Sibanye Gold's Cooke operation west of Johannesburg, the company said on Friday.

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