Ed Stoddard

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

14 Sep 2017

South Africa's Implats reports loss after deal write-down, warns of lay-offs

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Impala Platinum (Implats) reported a 2017 loss after writing off part of the value of a deal a decade ago that helped the miner meet a target for black ownership, the company said on Thursday.

12 Sep 2017

Union treasurer shot dead near South African Implats mine

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 12 A senior union official was shot dead outside an Impala Platinum (Implats) mine on Tuesday in South Africa's Rustenburg area, the focus of a surge of violence that has unnerved investors.

10 Sep 2017

South Africa's Ramaphosa steps up criticism ahead of AMC leadership vote

JOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, a leading contender to become head of the ruling ANC in December, stepped up his criticism of the government on Sunday, saying state-owned companies had been "captured" and funds looted from them.

09 Sep 2017

Five roaming lions raise alarm in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG Five lions are on the loose in a rural area about 35 miles (60 km) west of South Africa's commercial capital of Johannesburg, police and conservationists said on Saturday as they launched operations to capture them.

01 Aug 2017

South Africa's stock market defies recession, scales record highs

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's main stock index scaled a record high on Monday, underscoring the market's disconnect from an economy mired in recession, hobbled by damaging ratings downgrades, and still largely defined by apartheid's income inequalities. | Video

29 Jul 2017

Top South African school fires white teacher after race row

JOHANNESBURG A top South African school fired a white teacher on Friday it initially declined to sack over a string of racist remarks to pupils, bowing to political and public pressure in the latest race row to stir Nelson Mandela's "rainbow nation."

27 Jul 2017

Gold Fields, Anglo American provision for lung disease lawsuit

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's Gold Fields and global mining group Anglo American have set aside over $130 million between them for a possible settlement with miners who contracted lung diseases at work.

21 Jul 2017

South Africa's Malema says more than 60 ANC MPs will turn on Zuma

JOHANNESBURG More than 60 ANC members in South Africa's parliament will back a no-confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma if the ballot is secret, the leader of the far-left Economic Freedom Fighters party (EFF), Julius Malema, said.

20 Jul 2017

South Africa intends to suspend issuing mining rights

JOHANNESBURG South Africa intends to suspend the granting of applications for prospecting and mining rights as well as any renewals pending a court case to review new mining laws, the Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Thursday.

14 Jul 2017

Animal first: wild lioness photographed nursing leopard cub

JOHANNESBURG Scientists long assumed lions were hard-wired to kill leopards on sight, until a wild lioness was caught on camera this week nursing a leopard cub.


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