The Mayans haven't given the world much time, but doomsday gloom is hardly new, says Ted Harrison.
We laugh at the Rapture quacks, says Verashni Pillay, but are we guilty of the same escapism?
No more expensive hotels: this time around those expecting the Rapture are awaiting the end of the world today from the comfort of their own homes.
This week prophet of doom Harold Camping rescheduled the end of the world to October 21 after going to ground when his May 21 forecast bombed out.
In the wake of the apocalypse-that-wasn't, an unrepentant preacher has revised his apocalyptic prophecy.
A local cult leader who said the rapture was due this weekend past has made a tearful apology, and promised a good old fiery apocalypse for October.
The Christian broadcaster whose Judgment Day prophecy went unfulfilled on Saturday has a simple explanation for what went wrong - he miscalculated.
SA followers of US evangelist Harold Camping, who predicted the end of the world for this past weekend, have been left to deal with earthly matters.