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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 19 2018

Steinhoff says about 90 percent of creditors support debt lock-up

JOHANNESBURG Steinhoff said on Thursday that around 90 percent of creditors for several subsidiaries supported an agreement to hold off debt claims for three years, an important step in restructuring the scandal-hit South African retailer.

Jun 21 2018

Avocado 'green gold' ripe and ready for South Africa's farmers

NELSPRUIT, South Africa Whether you like to squash it onto your toast in the morning, millennial-style, eat it to cut your cholesterol with healthy unsaturated oil, or moisturize your face with it - if you live in the West, you're probably rarely far from an avocado. | Video

Apr 30 2018

Icebergs could float to the rescue of Cape Town water crisis

JOHANNESBURG Marine salvage experts are floating a plan to tug icebergs from Antarctica to South Africa's drought-hit Cape Town to help solve the region's worst water shortage in a century.

Mar 29 2018

South Africa's Gold Fields ties up with Canada's Asanko in Ghana

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Gold Fields will buy a near 50 percent share of Asanko Gold Inc's Ghana subsidiary and take a stake in the Canadian miner in a $202.6 million deal, it said on Thursday.

Mar 22 2018

Naspers to raise up to $11 billion by trimming Tencent stake

JOHANNESBURG Naspers is cutting its stake in lucrative Chinese investment Tencent by as much as 2 percent in a deal that could net the South African media and e-commerce group up to $11 billion.

Mar 20 2018

South Africa mines minister to ready black ownership rules by May

PRETORIA South Africa aims to finalize revised plans for black ownership in the mining industry by the end of May, Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday, promising to deliver "policy certainty" to an industry worried about new costs.

Mar 19 2018

South Africa's Tiger Brands closes Pretoria plant after listeria found

JOHANNESBURG Tiger Brands has closed its factory in Pretoria where listeria was detected as South Africa faces the worst outbreak of the disease, which has killed 180 people since January 2017.

Mar 15 2018

South Africa's listeria outbreak in early stages, will spread: minister

JOHANNESBURG The worst listeria outbreak on record is only in its early stages and will likely infect more people in South Africa and the region, health minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday.

Mar 07 2018

South Africa blames food firms for world's worst listeriosis outbreak

JOHANNESBURG South Africa said on Monday producers of cold meat products were to blame for delays in tracing the cause of the world's worst listeriosis outbreak, which has killed 180 people in the past year. | Video

Mar 05 2018

South Africa blames food firms for world's worst listeria outbreak

JOHANNESBURG South Africa said on Monday producers of cold meat products were to blame for delays in tracing the cause of the world's worst listeria outbreak, which has killed 180 people in the past year. | Video

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