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Tiisetso Motsoeneng

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 05 2018

South Africans paying too much for private healthcare: watchdog

JOHANNESBURG South Africans are paying too much for private healthcare, the country's antitrust watchdog said on Thursday, adding patients are sometimes prescribed treatments they don't need by an industry with limited competition.

Jun 29 2018

Steinhoff takes $12 billion writedown after accounting scandal

JOHANNESBURG South African retailer Steinhoff said it has booked $12 billion in charges related to accounting irregularities discovered last year, as it reported a widened half-year loss.

Jun 26 2018

Old Mutual returns to African roots with Johannesburg listing

JOHANNESBURG Old Mutual Plc returned to its South African roots on Tuesday when it listed its $11 billion African financial services business in Johannesburg, a move which largely completes a major overhaul of the company.

Jun 22 2018

Naspers lines up $8.2 billion war chest to scale up tech ventures

JOHANNESBURG Naspers plans to deploy its $8.2 billion war chest to step up growth in its e-commerce ventures, its chief executive said on Friday, part of a push to cut the company's dependence on its Chinese money spinner Tencent.

Jun 22 2018

Steinhoff sells Austria properties to Benko's Signa in $570 million deal

BENGALURU/ JOHANNESBURG Crisis-hit Steinhoff will sell Austrian property assets valued at 490 million euros ($570 million) to tycoon Rene Benko's Signa Holding, it said on Friday, the latest sale by the South African retailer following an accounting scandal.

Jun 11 2018

'No sacred cows' - South African Airways boss plans deep cuts

By Tiisetso Motsoeneng, Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo and Patricia Aruo

May 31 2018

South Africa's Treasury backs CEO of $160 billion state pension fund

JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN South Africa's National Treasury on Thursday rallied behind Dan Matjila, the chief executive of the government's 2 trillion rand ($160 billion) state pension fund, dismissing a Bloomberg report that said it was considering his suspension.

May 24 2018

South Africa's Mediclinic takes hefty Swiss writedown, shares slide

JOHANNESBURG Mediclinic took a hefty $863 million (646.28 million pounds) writedown on its Swiss business on Thursday, tipping South Africa's biggest private hospital group into an annual loss and sending its shares tumbling.

May 22 2018

Beer maker AB InBev pumps up the volume in Africa

By Tiisetso Motsoeneng, Philip Blenkinsop and Martinne Geller

May 07 2018

Exclusive: South African farmers take AB InBev to competition watchdog

JOHANNESBURG Farmers in South Africa have filed a complaint with the country's competition watchdog about Anheuser-Busch InBev's decision to change its pricing formula for buying malt barley, a key ingredient in beer making.

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