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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

Aug 17 2018

Leftists rattle rand with plan to nationalize South Africa's central bank

JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN Opposition firebrand Julius Malema introduced a bill to nationalize South Africa's central bank, putting pressure on the ruling ANC to go through with a plan it shelved this year and rattling markets wary of threats to the bank's independence.

Jul 25 2018

Amazon expands in Cape Town, stepping up cloud rivalry with Microsoft

CAPE TOWN Amazon.com Inc is expanding its presence in the emerging tech hub of Cape Town, upping the ante in its regional battle with cloud computing rival Microsoft Corp.

Jul 13 2018

South Africa's MeerKAT to help unlock mysteries of universe

CARNARVON, South Africa July 13 A scientific mega-project to unlock cosmic conundrums from dark energy to detecting extraterrestrial life was given a boost on Friday, when the 64-dish MeerKAT radio telescope was inaugurated in the remote South African town of Carnarvon.

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 23 2018

South Africa's Ramaphosa sets up inquiry into tax service under Zuma

CAPE TOWN South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday he had established an inquiry into tax administration and governance amid allegations of misconduct by the suspended head of the revenue service.

May 22 2018

H&M scouts out potential suppliers in South Africa

CAPE TOWN H&M is looking at South Africa as a potential supplier, with executives from the world's second largest clothing retailer visiting some of the country's main cities this week.

May 22 2018

H&M scouts out potential suppliers in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, May 22 H&M is looking at South Africa as a potential supplier, with executives from the world's second largest clothing retailer visiting some of the country's main cities this week.

May 21 2018

South Africa agrees modest wage deal with state workers

CAPE TOWN South Africa's public sector workers will see their pay rise by slightly more than inflation after the government -- which is struggling to curb a large budget deficit -- clinched a three-year wage deal with unions that had threatened to call a strike.

May 14 2018

Exclusive: Equatorial Guinea may strip Ophir of LNG project due to finance delays

LONDON/CAPE TOWN Equatorial Guinea will force Ophir Energy out of the company's flagship liquefied natural gas (LNG) project and may scrap it entirely unless long-delayed financing deals worth $1.2 billion are presented to the government by December.

May 08 2018

South Africa's DA party says image sullied by dispute with Cape Town mayor

CAPE TOWN South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Tuesday its national prospects were being hurt by a dispute with the Cape Town mayor, who has refused to step down despite an order from the party that she must go.

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