Home   Time Zones   Time Zone News   Namibia

Namibia Considers Removing DST

RSS

Published 23-Feb-2017

Namibia is considering removing Daylight Saving Time (DST) after a national survey revealed that a majority of Namibians want to stay on “summer time” all year.

Parliament building in Windhoek, Namibia.

The Parliament building in Windhoek, Namibia.

Lawmakers in Namibia are discussing staying on DST permanently.

©iStockphoto.com/GroblerduPreez

Based on the survey conducted between December 2015 and February 2016, the bill, named the Namibian Time Bill, proposes to keep Namibia on DST permanently.

Up for Discussion

The Namibian Minister for Home Affairs, Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana, proposed the bill on February 22, 2017, and discussions will continue in the second week of March.

If the bill passes, the country will stay on DST and not set the clocks back 1 hour to standard time on April 2.

Permanent UTC+2

Today, Namibia uses West Africa Summer Time (WAST) which is 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), during the summer months. The standard time, used during winter, is West Africa Time (WAT) with a UTC offset of +1.

Current time in
Windhoek

9:38:24am

Thursday, July 19, 2018


Advertising

You might also like

Lunar Eclipse July 27-28

Lunar Eclipse July 27-28

This is also called a Blood Moon because the Moon usually takes on a dark red color. It is the longest one this century, will you be able to see it? more

Skyline of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

What Time Zone is Indiana?

The US state Indiana has 2 time zones: Central Time and Eastern Time. Daylight Saving Time (DST) has been used since 2006. more

GMT or BST in the UK?

The UK is not on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) all year. During Daylight Saving Time the correct time zone is British Summer Time (BST). more