Current time in South Africa

South Africa

3:54 a.m.
Dec. 2, 2022

Local time in South Africa

The time in South Africa is 2 hours ahead of UTC and 1 hour ahead of Amsterdam. The timezone in South Africa is South Africa Standard Time (SAST). South Africa is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 1944.

Details for the time in South Africa

Current time
3:54 a.m.
Time zone South Africa Standard Time (SAST)
IANA time zone Africa/Johannesburg
Your time difference 1 hour ahead of Amsterdam
UTC time difference UTC+2
2 hours ahead of UTC

South Africa Daylight Saving Time (DST)

South Africa is not using Daylight Saving Time.

South Africa

South Africa uses South Africa Standard Time SAST. SAST is UTC +0200. South Africa's latitude and longitude is 29° 00' S and 24° 00' E . Therefore being two hours ahead of UTC is very suitable for South Africa. The country isn’t very close to the equator but doesn’t observe daylight savings time.

Important cities in South Africa

The current time in some important cities in South Africa is shown below.

Time in South Africa