Time in South Africa
The exact time in South Africa is based on the time zones for South Africa. We will always try to give you the exact time for South Africa. There might be slight differences, since the time zones for South Africa might change due to daylight savings time (DST).
Time changes in South Africa are usually done to adapt citizen and tourist activity to the solar cycle. This allows for greater usage of daylight, reducing dependency on electricity. That is why the time is sent ahead one hour in the spring for South Africa, and falls back one hour in the fall for South Africa. Adding an extra hour of daylight helps South Africa to improve its tourism and depend less on South Africa's electricity supplies.