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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

15 May 2018

Wavering South Africa under pressure to keep backing Morocco's World Cup bid

JOHANNESBURG African football's leadership will attempt on Wednesday to persuade South Africa to keep backing Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup, officials said on Tuesday.

11 May 2018

Springboks scrap ban on overseas-based players

CAPE TOWN South Africa have scrapped a ban on picking overseas-based players, opening the way for new coach Rassie Erasmus to name a full-strength side to take on England in their three test series next month.

03 May 2018

South Africa to challenge IAAF new hyperandrogenism rules

CAPE TOWN South Africa will challenge athletics' new rules on hyperandrogenism as it seeks to keep up double Olympian Caster Semenya's status as the queen of middle distance athletics, Athletics South Africa (ASA) said on Thursday.

29 Apr 2018

Exceptional Kiwi talent explains trans-Tasman dominance - Wessels

CAPE TOWN Rugby enthusiasts are privileged to be living through an era of exceptional New Zealand talent that explains their overwhelming dominance over Australian counterparts in Super Rugby, Melbourne Rebels coach Dave Wessels has said.

28 Apr 2018

Rugby - Stormers keep up unbeaten home record with 34-18 win

CAPE TOWN The Stormers kept up their unbeaten home record in this year’s Super Rugby competition with a 34-18 win over the Melbourne Rebels at Newlands on Friday to lift themselves off the bottom of the South African conference.

26 Apr 2018

South Africa's Semenya back in the spotlight after new IAAF rule

CAPE TOWN Athletics' new hyperandrogenism rule announced on Thursday has put the spotlight back on South African Caster Semenya's intimate details, which the middle-distance athlete has previously said caused her great distress and embarrassment.

28 Mar 2018

Ban on trio means they miss mouth-watering series v India

CAPE TOWN The lengthy bans meted out to Australia's Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft on Wednesday rule them out of an end-of-year series against top-ranked India that could rival the intensity of their scandal-ridden tour to South Africa.

27 Mar 2018

Australian supremo arrives in South Africa with axe poised

JOHANNESBURG Cricket Australia supremo James Sutherland arrived in South Africa on Tuesday to precipitate an expected dramatic shake up of the test team in the wake of the weekend's ball-tampering scandal and announce punishment for the protagonists.

27 Mar 2018

Soccer - DR Congo quartet leave camp over poor organisation

JOHANNESBURG Four players have walked out on the Democratic Republic of Congo's national team protesting poor organisation around a friendly international in a second such case in recent days.

02 Mar 2018

Dutch hopes boosted as Ten Doeschate seeks World Cup return

CAPE TOWN World Cup spots for minor nations are at a premium with only 10 teams in next year's edition and the return of Ryan ten Doeschate significantly improves the chances of the Netherlands grabbing one at this month's final qualifying tournament.

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