cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Africa/Johannesburg /etc/localtime
will set your time zone to SAST
you can simply use Tab auto completion to find the exact time zone you want by choosing the continent and city of your choice for example to change your timezone to London's time
cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/London /etc/localtime
to change to universal time type
cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Universal /etc/localtime
to change to GMT time type
cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/GMT /etc/localtime
if asked if you want to overwrite the localtime file answer yes.
Tab auto completion is very useful in finding the exact time zone you want.