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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

07 Aug 2018

Insight: Tribal chiefs face reckoning over rights to South Africa's rural homelands

MORULENG, South Africa A hardscrabble patch of South Africa disputed between black farmers and tribal leaders working with platinum mining interests is legal ground zero in a battle to loosen the chiefs' grip on communal lands.

04 Aug 2018

South Africa's Eskom closes in on wage deal with unions

JOHANNESBURG South African state-run power utility Eskom closed in on a wage deal with trade unions on Friday, as two large unions sought a mandate from their members to agree to Eskom's latest salary offer after weeks of fraught negotiations.

02 Aug 2018

S.African platinum producer Implats to slash 13,400 jobs as costs bite

JOHANNESBURG Miner Impala Platinum will slash about a third of its workforce over two years in one of the biggest rounds of job cuts by one mining company in living memory in South Africa as the platinum industry faces a day of reckoning.

01 Aug 2018

Exclusive: Impala Platinum to announce job cuts; close some South African shafts - sources

LONDON/JOHANNESBURG Impala Platinum (Implats) plans to cut jobs and close some of its shafts in South Africa as part of a restructuring process to make its struggling mines profitable, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

01 Aug 2018

Explainer - Taking the land: ANC grasps South Africa's most emotive issue

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is forging ahead with plans to change the constitution to allow the expropriation of land without compensation. | Video

31 Jul 2018

Exclusive: South Africa faces power cuts as Eskom units down - internal report

JOHANNESBURG South Africa faces power cuts with 15 units down at nine Eskom stations, taking over 6,000 megawatts or 13 percent of the utility's output off the national grid, an internal document seen by Reuters showed on Tuesday.

31 Jul 2018

Exclusive: South Africa faces power cuts as Eskom units down - internal report

JOHANNESBURG Fifteen units are down at nine South African power stations, taking over 6,000 megawatts or 13 percent of Eskom's output off the national grid, an internal document seen by Reuters showed on Tuesday.

23 Jul 2018

De Beers to move 200 elephants from South Africa to Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG Diamond producer De Beers said on Monday it was relocating 200 elephants from its private reserve in South Africa to neighboring Mozambique, part of wider efforts to restore wildlife populations ravaged by conflict there.

19 Jul 2018

U.S. intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela made public

JOHANNESBURG Thousands of pages of U.S. intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela were made public on Wednesday, revealing that Washington continued to monitor the South African anti-apartheid hero as a potential Communist menace even after he was released from prison, a group that sued to obtain the papers said.

17 Jul 2018

South Africa's Amplats, PIC create venture fund to lift PGM industrial demand

JOHANNESBURG World no. 1 platinum producer Anglo American Platinum has spun off an internal fund and invested $100 million (75.5 million pounds) in a new venture capital fund with an aim to stimulate industrial demand for platinum group metals (PGMs), the company said on Tuesday.

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