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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

Aug 08 2017

South Africa's Zuma survives no-confidence vote, some ANC lawmakers join opposition

CAPE TOWN South African President Jacob Zuma survived an attempt in parliament to force him from office on Tuesday, but was left politically wounded after some members of his ruling African National Congress (ANC) party voted with the opposition. | Video

Aug 07 2017

Zuma no-confidence vote to be secret, raising possibility he might lose

CAPE TOWN The speaker of South Africa's parliament ruled on Monday that a motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma brought by opposition parties will be held through a secret ballot - a decision which increases the chances he will have to step down. | Video

Aug 04 2017

South Africa considering $1 billion bailout for national airline

CAPE TOWN South Africa's Treasury is considering a 13 billion rand ($972 million) bailout to keep South African Airways (SAA) [SAA.UL] going as it battles a cash crunch, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Friday.

Aug 04 2017

Exclusive: Gunvor offers Equatorial Guinea funding help in bid for LNG

LONDON/CAPE TOWN Gunvor has offered to help Equatorial Guinea with financing as the Swiss commodity trader looks to edge out rivals bidding for supply from Africa's first deepwater floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) plant.

Jul 27 2017

South Africa's tourism a bright spot despite recession

CAPE TOWN South Africa's top tourist hub Cape Town expects a 13 percent jump in tourist arrivals this year to 1.77 million, officials said on Thursday, a rare bright spot in an economy that slid into recession in March,

Jul 25 2017

Germany's Software AG starts probe into South Africa kickback reports

FRANKFURT/CAPE TOWN Software AG is launching an internal investigation after a media report alleged it had paid kickbacks as part of a wide-ranging South African scandal in which fellow German software maker SAP has also been caught up.

Jun 22 2017

South Africa's top court okays secret Zuma no-confidence ballot, but won't order one

JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN South Africa's top court ruled on Thursday that secret ballots may be held for motions of no confidence in parliament, a potential blow to the tenure of beleaguered President Jacob Zuma who said such a vote would be unfair.

Jun 15 2017

Seized Moroccan phosphate ship to stay in South Africa, court rules

CAPE TOWN A South African court ruled on Thursday that a seized ship carrying a Moroccan cargo of phosphate from the disputed Western Sahara should remain in port until the case goes to trial or security is posted, a lawyer for the Polisario independence movement said.

Jun 15 2017

Seized Moroccan phosphate ship to stay in South Africa, court rules

CAPE TOWN, June 15 A South African court ruled on Thursday that a seized ship carrying a Moroccan cargo of phosphate from the disputed Western Sahara should remain in port until the case goes to trial or security is posted, a lawyer for the Polisario independence movement said.

May 31 2017

Zuma-ally sacked to ease rifts in South Africa's ANC

CAPE TOWN South African ministers ceded to mounting political pressure by dismissing an ally of President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday, in an effort to mend deep rifts in the ruling African National Congress ahead of a party leadership contest.

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