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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

Feb 01 2018

South Africa's Zuma to meet ANC top six 'over his future': state broadcaster

JOHANNESBURG South African President Jacob Zuma will meet the top six officials of the ruling party over his future this weekend, the state broadcaster said on Thursday, adding to speculation Zuma could be removed as head of state.

Jan 25 2018

One in 20 of South Africa's rhinos slaughtered in 2017

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's efforts to stem the poaching of endangered rhinos for their horns failed to prevent another 5 percent of the population being slaughtered last year.

Dec 29 2017

Ruling by South Africa's top court heaps more pressure on embattled Zuma

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that parliament had failed to hold President Jacob Zuma to account over a scandal related to state-funded upgrades to his home, and must launch proceedings that could remove him from office. | Video

Dec 19 2017

Scandal-hit Steinhoff's lenders start cutting credit, shares tumble again

JOHANNESBURG Steinhoff said on Tuesday it had started to lose credit lines from lenders, pummeling the South African retailers' shares again as it grapples with an accounting scandal.

Dec 19 2017

Drought to hit South Africa's 2018 wine harvest

JOHANNESBURG South Africa, the world's seventh biggest wine producer, is expected to see the smallest harvest in more than a decade in 2018 after drought and lower plantings hit yields, industry experts said.

Dec 13 2017

In another blow to Zuma, South African top court orders influence-peddling inquiry

PRETORIA South Africa's High Court ruled on Wednesday that President Jacob Zuma must set up a judicial inquiry into state influence-peddling within 30 days, the latest in a series of judicial blows to his scandal-tinged administration.

Dec 08 2017

Steinhoff shares climb off 14-year low in volatile trade

JOHANNESBURG Steinhoff shares plunged another 50 percent on Friday, before paring some losses as traders booked profits on short positions taken out after the South African retailer disclosed accounting irregularities earlier this week.

Dec 07 2017

South African egg prices seen rising 20 percent after avian flu outbreak

JOHANNESBURG Egg prices in South Africa are expected to increase by as much as 20 percent after an outbreak of the highly pathogenic avian flu in June forced farmers to cull egg laying birds, industry experts said on Thursday.

Oct 13 2017

South African Supreme Court upholds reinstating 783 corruption charges against Zuma

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday upheld a High Court ruling to reinstate nearly 800 corruption charges filed against Jacob Zuma before he became president.

Sep 29 2017

South Africa court says cannot compel Zuma to set up influence-peddling inquiry

JOHANNESBURG A South African High Court ruled on Friday that it could not compel President Jacob Zuma to set up a commission of inquiry into alleged influence-peddling in his government.


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