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In South Africa, there is only one time zone in use: South African Standard Time, SAST (UTC+02). Time in South Africa does not change because it does not observe Daylight Saving Time.
For comparing the current time in South Africa and United Kingdom or any other country combination, visit time comparison. For an introduction to UTC and world time, read UTC by country. Time changes in South Africa are shown below by city, state or region.
|Regions||Standard Time||Daylight Saving Time|
|Time zone||2016||2017||2018||Time zone||2016||2017||2018|
South African Standard TimeSAST (UTC+02)
|UTC+02 all year long||No Daylight Saving Time|
The information in this page comes from data published in the Time Zone Database managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
|Year||Time zone Abbreviation||UTC Offset||Time zone Name||Daylight Saving Time||Begins (local time)|
|1944||SAST||UTC+02||South African Standard Time||no||Sunday, March 19 1944, 02:00 AM|
|1943||SAST||UTC+03||South African Standard Time||yes||Sunday, September 19 1943, 02:00 AM|
|1943||SAST||UTC+02||South African Standard Time||no||Sunday, March 21 1943, 02:00 AM|
|1942||SAST||UTC+03||South African Standard Time||yes||Sunday, September 20 1942, 02:00 AM|
|1903||SAST||UTC+02||South African Standard Time||no||Sunday, March 1 1903, 12:00 AM|
|1901||SAST||UTC+01:30||South African Standard Time||no||Friday, December 13 1901, 10:15 PM|