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Namibian Time

Namibia Information

Officially Namibia is 2 hours ahead of GMT. In some respects this is completely true while in other aspects the country is light years ahead of the rest of the world.

One way in which we have left the rest of the world in our wake is that we've realised that time does not matter. Today & tomorrow are all the same thing! Some people refer to this concept as African Time, but this is clearly a neo-colonial stereotype of all African's being lazy, when actually us Namibians have perfected timelessness and are happier this way.

Of course the one fly in the ointment to our commitment to time keeping is our German colonial heritage. These punctual and efficient folks have infused certain parts of Namibian society with an urgency to get things done. This means no long waits in queues at banks, supermarkets and post offices.

Anyway it is probably important to tell you that in Wintertime (from the first Sunday of April through to the first Sunday in September) our clocks move back one hour. Meaning that during this period we are GMT +1. If you are in Namibia during one of these time changes do not be surprised if no-one else notices - in time we will!

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save - Will Rogers