South Africa is 6 hours behind the center of China.

PLEASE NOTE: China may span multiple time zones. We are using the Asia/Chongqing time zone. For more accuracy, choose specific cities for each location. For example, compare Dazhou, China to South Africa with Urumqi, China to South Africa.

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Current time

China   5:53 AM on Thursday, Sep 21, 2017

South Africa   11:53 PM on Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017

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Meeting planner for China and South Africa

To schedule a conference call or plan a meeting at the best time for both parties, you should try between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM your time in China. That will end up being between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM in South Africa. The chart on the right shows overlapping times.

Schedule a phone call from China to South Africa

If you live in China and you want to call a friend in South Africa, you can try calling them between 1:00 PM and 5:00 AM your time. This will be between 7AM - 11PM their time, since South Africa is 6 hours behind China.

If you're available any time, but you want to reach someone in South Africa at work, you may want to try between 3:00 PM and 11:00 PM your time. This is the best time to reach them from 9AM - 5PM during normal working hours.

UTC+8 hours     UTC+2 hours
China     South Africa
3:00 PM     9:00 AM
3:30 PM     9:30 AM
4:00 PM     10:00 AM
4:30 PM     10:30 AM
5:00 PM     11:00 AM


Country: China
Continent: Asia
Category: countries
Time zone: Asia/Chongqing (UTC/GMT +8 hours)

South Africa

Country: South Africa
Continent: Africa
Category: countries
Time zone: Africa/Johannesburg (UTC/GMT +2 hours)

Time difference

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