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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.

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16 Jan 2018

South Africa wants McKinsey and firm linked to Zuma's friends to repay $130 million

JOHANNESBURG South African authorities want global consultancy McKinsey and a local firm controlled by business friends of President Jacob Zuma to repay 1.6 billion rand ($130 million) they earned from a contract to advise state utility Eskom.

16 Jan 2018

South African court authorizes freezing of $130 million in McKinsey case: source

JOHANNESBURG A South African court has authorized the freezing of 1.6 billion rand ($130 million) in assets earned by global consultancy McKinsey and a firm linked to friends of President Jacob Zuma, a source at the state prosecutors' office told Reuters.

15 Jan 2018

South Africa's ANC to discuss Zuma's future this week, sources say

JOHANNESBURG The national executive of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will discuss at a meeting this week whether President Jacob Zuma should step down as head of state, two senior ANC sources told Reuters.

14 Jan 2018

South African protesters ransack H&M stores over "racist" ad

JOHANNESBURG Protesters angered by a "racist" H&M advertisement ransacked several of the Swedish fashion group's South African stores on Saturday.

21 Dec 2017

No clean sweep for South Africa's Ramaphosa in ANC race

JOHANNESBURG Cyril Ramaphosa may have won the race to be leader of the African National Congress, but he failed to decisively wrest control of South Africa's ruling party from President Jacob Zuma.

21 Dec 2017

South Africa's new ANC leader Ramaphosa aims to fight corruption

JOHANNESBURG Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of South Africa's governing ANC party, said on Thursday he aims to stamp out corruption and pursue a policy of "radical economic transformation" that will speed up expropriation of land without compensation.

21 Dec 2017

South Africa's new ANC leader Ramaphosa aims to fight corruption

JOHANNESBURG Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of South Africa's governing ANC party, said on Thursday he aims to stamp out corruption and pursue a policy of "radical economic transformation" that will speed up expropriation of land without compensation.

21 Dec 2017

South Africa's ANC calls for nationalizing central bank, land expropriation

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling African National Congress has adopted a resolution calling for the nationalization of the central bank and land expropriation without compensation, a senior party official said on Wednesday.

19 Dec 2017

Ramaphosa's "poisoned chalice": new ANC leader may struggle to reform South Africa

JOHANNESBURG When Cyril Ramaphosa won the tight vote to become the new leader of the African National Congress on Monday after years of near-misses, his loyal supporters jumped to their feet, pumping their fists and cheering. | Video

19 Dec 2017

South Africa's Ramaphosa wins election as ANC president

JOHANNESBURG South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected leader of the African National Congress on Monday in a close-run vote that will set the direction for the country and the scandal-plagued party that has ruled since the end of apartheid. | Video

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