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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

12 Jul 2018

Insight: South Africa's Ramaphosa embarks on Eskom overhaul

JOHANNESBURG A month after Cyril Ramaphosa took the helm of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) in December, he called an urgent meeting with then-President Jacob Zuma and senior ministers to save state power firm Eskom.

09 Jul 2018

South Africa releases Zuma's son on bail in corruption case

JOHANNESBURG Duduzane Zuma, son of former South African president Jacob Zuma, was released on bail on Monday after appearing in court in leg irons on corruption charges, the most high profile figure to be prosecuted so far in investigations into graft under his father.

16 Jun 2018

South African power outages enter second day as workers protest

JOHANNESBURG South Africa suffered power outages for a second day on Friday as workers protested over wages at national electricity provider Eskom, in a test of President Cyril Ramaphosa's resolve to cut costs at struggling state companies.

15 Jun 2018

Wage protests lead to South African power outages

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's struggling state utility Eskom started controlled electricity outages on Thursday, after trade union pay protests at its power plants prevented it meeting demand.

13 Jun 2018

South African power supply hit by protests at Eskom plants

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's cash-strapped state utility Eskom said some of its power stations were operating below full capacity on Wednesday, after union members blocked some staff from entering around 10 plants because of a wage dispute.

23 May 2018

Zuma ally resigns after anti-graft protests in South African province

JOHANNESBURG The leader of South Africa's North West province resigned on Wednesday in the face of pressure from President Cyril Ramaphosa and weeks of violent protests against his rule over the platinum-rich region.

25 Apr 2018

South African unions protest over minimum wage in test for Ramaphosa

JOHANNESBURG Several thousand South African union members marched in Johannesburg on Wednesday to protest a proposed national minimum wage they called inadequate, presenting a test for President Cyril Ramaphosa.

10 Apr 2018

World Bank raises South Africa growth forecasts but warns of weak potential

JOHANNESBURG The World Bank raised its forecasts for the South African economy on Tuesday but warned that growth potential would remain weak without concerted efforts to reduce inequality and stimulate competition.

27 Mar 2018

S&P: South Africa needs stronger growth to escape 'junk'

JOHANNESBURG Credit rating agency S&P said on Tuesday it was not anywhere near to upgrading South Africa from "junk" status but that stronger per capita economic growth and faster debt stabilization could lift ratings in future.

26 Mar 2018

Exclusive: South Africa investigates $60 million SAP contract

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's anti-corruption agency is investigating a 671 million rand ($60 million) government contract with German software firm SAP, which has admitted misconduct in separate deals involving friends of ousted president Jacob Zuma.


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