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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 20 2018

South Africa's Ramaphosa to screen officials' lifestyles as he picks government

CAPE TOWN South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa, acting on a pledge to fight corruption, said on Tuesday he planned to screen the lifestyles of future government officials as he mulled the make-up of a new cabinet.

Feb 16 2018

South Africa's Ramaphosa hails 'new dawn', warns of tough decisions

CAPE TOWN South Africa will face "tough decisions" as it works to repair its economy after years of stagnation, new President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a sober address on Friday that sought to draw a line under the turbulent rule of his predecessor Jacob Zuma. | Video

Feb 15 2018

Ramaphosa elected president of South Africa, vows anti-corruption fight

CAPE TOWN Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa's president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday and pledged to tackle endemic corruption after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress. | Video

Feb 11 2018

South Africa's ruling ANC to finalize talks on Zuma's future

CAPE TOWN South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) leader Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday the party's executive body would meet on Monday to finalize discussions on the future of President Jacob Zuma, who is under mounting pressure to step down.

Feb 06 2018

Drought forces some Cape Town residents into midnight queues for water

CAPE TOWN Hundreds of Cape Town residents are being forced to line up overnight to stock up on water as South Africa's second largest economic hub and tourism attraction struggles with a severe drought that could see taps turned off in May.

Feb 06 2018

Drought forces some Cape Town residents into midnight queues for water

CAPE TOWN Hundreds of Cape Town residents are being forced to queue overnight to stock up on water as South Africa's second largest economic hub and tourism attraction struggles with a severe drought that could see taps turned off in May.

Feb 03 2018

Cape Town's water crisis hitting tourism: officials

CAPE TOWN A chronic drought that could leave South Africa's Cape Town without water within weeks is hurting visitor numbers and knocking a rare economic bright spot, officials said on Friday. | Video

Jan 31 2018

Steinhoff reports former CEO to South African police

CAPE TOWN Steinhoff has reported its former chief executive Markus Jooste to South Africa's elite Hawks police unit over suspected corruption, its acting chairwoman told a parliamentary committee hearing on Wednesday.

Jan 25 2018

South African union, pension fund join forces over Steinhoff

CAPE TOWN South Africa's civil servants union has teamed up with the government pension fund to pursue Steinhoff for around $1.4 billion of pensioners' money lost as a result of an accounting scandal at the troubled retailer.

Jan 17 2018

Without rain, South Africa's Cape Town may run out of water by April

CAPE TOWN South Africa's Cape Town, one of the world's iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city's worst drought in a century risks forcing residents to join queues for emergency rations. | Video

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