AmaMeme: New meme generator launched in South Africa

Every big moment on Isono, Gomora, Mbau Reloaded and Legacy is a meme just waiting to happen…But who wants to post a poor-quality phone gif on social media? DStv is changing all that… by launching SA’s first TV meme generating website:

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It seems that South Africans and DStv fans love nothing more than to post memes and gifs of their favourite local show scenes on social media. All the big ‘Haibo’, ‘Tjo’, and ‘Singashaun’ moments from telenovelas or reality shows find their way onto social media, displaying the best in South African humour and insights as they engage on the second screen.


“South Africans are meme kings and queens. However, we noticed that the quality of memes and gifs are not always the best because they are unsurprisingly taken from pointing a phone camera at a TV screen,” says Thabisa Mkhwanazi, executive head marketing MultiChoice South Africa.

“AmaMeme takes Mzansi’s obsession with memes and gifs up a massive notch. The platform is a central place where all the misery, mirth and mayhem from GomoraIsonoLegacyIdols, Mbau Loaded and so many more shows is perfectly captured in memes and gifs,” says Mkhwanazi.  

How it works

You can visit to select a show, character or emotion of their choice and upload the link to social media or their phone gallery for later use. The site also allows DStv subscribers to click through to DStv and watch shows online. AmaMeme has loads of preloaded gifs from local and international DStv shows including all SA’s favourite telenovelas, reality shows and sports. And DStv will constantly add new ones.

On DStv this week

The 2020 American Music Awards has a phenomenal line-up of performances that include J-Lo and Shawn Mendes. For family-friendly fun, Small Foot will make you laugh at the Yeti adventures to find a mythical, hairless creature known as ‘human beings’. Spider-Man and friends try to take a holiday but as we all know, crime never sleeps. Join him on his new adventure in Spider-Man: Far from Home

For a darker turn, Siende Blind is a new drama that follows a professional psychological profiler who starts to recognise some dangerous behaviour from members in her home. Star Wars director, Ron Howard, tries his hand at documentary filmmaking as he follows the path of recovery after a massive fire for a small California town in Rebuilding Paradise. In a timely release, The Comey Rule focuses on the 2016 US elections and the true contribution of former FBI Director, James Comey.

If you need some light-hearted fun with undertones of self-confidence, then look no further than the newly reimagined Dr 90210. With an all-female practice, the concept of surgical enhancement is taken to a new level.

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