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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

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 42 million pounds ($60 million) government contract with German software firm SAP , which has admitted misconduct in separate deals involving friends of ousted president Jacob Zuma.

16 Mar 2018

South Africa hits fallen Zuma with arms deal corruption charges

PRETORIA Former South African president Jacob Zuma is to face corruption charges over a $2.5 billion arms deal, prosecutors said, as a years-old scandal returned to haunt him within weeks of his fall from power. | Video

27 Feb 2018

South African finance minister - Budget may not stave off downgrades

CAPE TOWN New South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Tuesday his predecessor's budget presented last week might not prevent further credit ratings downgrades as new President Cyril Ramaphosa tries to revive the economy.

16 Feb 2018

Ajay Gupta, probed over Zuma ties, left South Africa for Dubai on February 6: airport

JOHANNESBURG Ajay Gupta, one of three Gupta brothers under investigation over accusations of corrupt links to ousted South African president Jacob Zuma, left the country for Dubai 10 days ago, a Johannesburg airport spokeswoman said on Friday.

16 Feb 2018

Ajay Gupta, probed over Zuma ties, left South Africa for Dubai on February 6 - airport

JOHANNESBURG Ajay Gupta, one of three Gupta brothers under investigation over accusations of corrupt links to ousted South African president Jacob Zuma, left the country for Dubai 10 days ago, a Johannesburg airport spokeswoman said on Friday.

16 Feb 2018

Ajay Gupta, probed over Zuma ties, left S.Africa for Dubai on February 6: airport

JOHANNESBURG Ajay Gupta, one of three Gupta brothers under investigation over accusations of corrupt links to ousted South African president Jacob Zuma, left the country for Dubai 10 days ago, a Johannesburg airport spokeswoman said on Friday.

15 Feb 2018

Wily negotiator Ramaphosa takes South Africa's top job

JOHANNESBURG After weeks of tortuous discussions to convince scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma to step down as head of state, South Africa's great negotiator, Cyril Ramaphosa, has fulfilled his long-held ambition to lead the country.

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