Nelson Mandela is in "good shape and good spirits", South Africa's ruling African National Congress has said, after a visit by President Jacob Zuma and other party leaders.
In the first update on his condition since he was discharged from hospital in early April, a statement said:
"After receiving a briefing from the medical team, the national officials are satisfied that President Mandela is in good health and is receiving the very best medical care".
More top news
Boris Johnson is expected to attack George Osborne's plan to cut tax credits when he addresses the Conservative Party conference on Tuesday.
Incursions by Russian jets into Turkish airspace have prompted a stern response from Nato's most powerful ally.
Councils have welcomed the prospect of greater autonomy on business rates, but this is not as generous an act as it first appears.