South Africa's government is pleased that ex-President Nelson Mandela is responding well to treatment in hospital, it said in a statement. The cabinet, which met on Wednesday, wished a speedy recovery to Mr Mandela, regarded as the father of the nation.

As schoolchildren in sing "Madiba get well" in Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mandla, speaks to reporters from outside his grandfather's hospital in Pretoria, expressing his family's gratitude for prayers and support from communities around

Health of Nelson Mandela is 'improving' but he still remains in serious condition. THE health of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela is improving but he still remains in a serious condition, according to the South African President speaking tonight. By

Officials in Washington and around the world are bracing for the death of longtime civil rights leader and former South African President Nelson Mandela, who is hospitalized again in serious condition for a lung condition.

Link to video: Nelson Mandela 'responding better to treatment' · Nelson Mandela is "responding better" to treatment, leaving officials "very happy" with the progress in his condition, the South African president, Jacob Zuma, has said. The 94-year-old