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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

Nov 07 2017

Deaths spike in South Africa's deep and dangerous mines, reversing trend

JOHANNESBURG The 2017 death toll in South Africa's mines has already surpassed the 2016 figure, ending nine straight years of falling fatalities in the world's deepest mines and raising red flags for the industry, government and labor groups.

Nov 06 2017

Strike threat adds to headaches for Lonmin chief executive

MOOINOOI, South Africa The threat of a strike in South Africa put renewed pressure on Lonmin on Monday as Chief Executive Ben Magara sought to reassure investors that the platinum miner's underlying business was robust.

Nov 05 2017

Lonmin to showcase social projects after share price meltdown

JOHANNESBURG Embattled London and Johannesburg-listed platinum producer Lonmin will unveil new health and road projects in South Africa on Monday in a ceremony that will be overshadowed by its latest share price collapse.

Nov 01 2017

South Africa's Sibanye confirms over 2,000 layoffs at gold mines

WESTONARIA, South Africa South African precious metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater confirmed on Wednesday that it had laid off more than 2,000 gold miners as it shuts its loss-making Cooke shafts where illegal mining syndicates have plagued its operations.

Oct 26 2017

INTERVIEW-Uganda expects final Tanzania pipeline plans soon, to skirt Serengeti

CAPE TOWN, Oct 26 The design of a planned $3.5 billion pipeline to pump Ugandan oil through Tanzania for export will be completed this year and will avoid the ecologically sensitive Serengeti National Park, a top Ugandan government official said.

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.

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