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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

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Implats' Marula mine in South Africa rebounding as community violence fades

JOHANNESBURG South African platinum producer Impala Platinum (Implats) said on Thursday its Marula mine, which had been on the verge of closure because of disruptions from community protests, was rebounding strongly and ramping up production.

Apr 19 2018

DeBeers rolls out app to clean up Sierra Leone diamond supply chain

JOHANNESBURG Global diamond giant De Beers is rolling out an app to help small-scale, artisanal diamond miners in Sierra Leone certify that gems they pry from the soil are legal, the Anglo American unit said on Thursday.

Apr 10 2018

South Africa's east platinum belt hit by over 400 social unrest incidents since 2016

BURGERSFORT, South Africa The eastern limb of South Africa's platinum belt has been hit by over 400 incidents of social unrest impacting mining operations since the start of 2016, according to data compiled by Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and provided to Reuters.

Apr 03 2018

Cape Town 'Day Zero' pushed back to 2019 as dams fill up in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's drought-stricken Cape Town has pushed back its estimate for "Day Zero," when taps in the city run dry and people start queuing for water, to 2019 from August of this year, and data show dam levels rising elsewhere in the country.

Apr 03 2018

Six workers killed in bus attack en route to South African platinum mine

JOHANNESBURG Six South African miners were burnt to death when the bus taking them to work was set alight by a petrol bomb thrown by unknown attackers, police and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Tuesday.

Mar 15 2018

Cold-blooded? Study finds female pythons care for their young

JOHANNESBURG Shedding their cold-blooded image, snakes emerge from a recent study as more caring creatures that protect their nests and remain with their young for a brief period after hatching. | Video

Mar 14 2018

Explainer: South Africa aims to expropriate land without compensation

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling ANC aims to change the constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation to address racial disparities in land ownership that persist more than two decades after apartheid's demise in 1994.

Mar 14 2018

Explainer - South Africa aims to expropriate land without compensation

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling ANC aims to change the constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation to address racial disparities in land ownership that persist more than two decades after apartheid's demise in 1994.

Mar 14 2018

EXPLAINER-South Africa aims to expropriate land without compensation

JOHANNESBURG, March 14 South Africa's ruling ANC aims to change the constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation to address racial disparities in land ownership that persist more than two decades after apartheid's demise in 1994.

Mar 11 2018

South Africa gold miners' silicosis lawsuit settlement expected within six weeks

JOHANNESBURG South African gold producers will likely reach a settlement within six weeks in a lawsuit over a fatal lung disease that companies have set aside 5 billion rand ($420 million) in provisions for, a lawyer and industry group said on Sunday.

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