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Namibia abandons winter time

Namibia abandons winter time

Effective of 3 September, Namibia will permanently abandon the winter time change and only use the Summer time as its standard time all year through.

This was confirmed by the Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana who proposed the amendment in Namibia’s Time Act of 1994 in the National Assembly earlier this year.

The current Namibian Time Act of 1994 states that during the summer period, the time be set two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, and then be shifted one hour ahead for the winter period.

Iivula-Ithana said that the time change will take effect this Sunday despite the fact that legislation on the new amendment is still underway.


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