What is SAST Time?
You need to keep in mind that this time zone is an identifier for a time offset that is 2 hours ahead of the UTC time zone
This time pattern is maintained using highly accurate atomic clocks matched to the Earth's rotation.
In this section, you will learn key facts about this time zone and stay well informed.
The IANA time zone identifier for SAST Time is Etc/GMT-2.
Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) is not used in this time zone.
Without DST clocks do not change in this time zone, keeping the same UTC offset throughout the year.
About This Time Pattern
What is SAST Time Zone?
This time zone is a time offset that adds 2 hours to Coordinated Universal Time
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by this time zone.
Its main cities and territories are:
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by the time zone.
This time offset is also observed during standard time and daylight saving time for various geographic regions.
You need to be very careful finding these time zones that may have different names and abbreviations, but have the same UTC offset:
Central Africa Time (CAT)
Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Eastern European Time (EET)
Heure Avancée d'Europe Centrale (HAEC)
Israel Standard Time (IST)
Kaliningrad Time (KALT)
Middle European Summer Time (MEST)
West Africa Summer Time (WAST)
Bravo Time Zone (B)
SAST Time Zone Countries
This time zone is used in the following country:
SAST Time is the time zone used by all of South Africa as well as Eswatini and Lesotho.
Most of South Africa's population experience true solar noon at approximately 12:00 daily.
Before 8 February 1892, there was no uniformity of time in South Africa and local mean time was in use at the various towns.
South Africa observed a daylight saving time of UTC+03:00 between 20 September 1942 to 21 March 1943 and 19 September 1943 to 19 March 1944.
In 1892, a railway conference was held in Bloemfontein and discussed difficulty of working a railway system, in the absence of a uniform time system.