Paljas is an Afrikaans word with a range of meanings. It is also the name of a South African film.
The word Paljas
It can mean "jester", buffoon or clown, or it can be used as a verb, meaning "to cast a spell".
The film Paljas
Produced by Distant Horizon, Sonneblom Films and Videovision Entertainment, directed by Katinka Heyns with Marius Weyers, Aletta Bezuidenhout, Ian Roberts, Ellis Pearson, Jan Ellis, Liezel van der Merwe, Larry Leyden, Marthinus Basson, Gérard Rudolf, Regardt van den Bergh, Ernst Eloff, Paul Eilers, André Rossouw, Hennie Oosthuizen, Chris Vorster, Gys de Villiers, Sambo, Mark Hoeben, David S. Lee, Rory Avenstrüp and Maggie Trist
Music by Sue Grealy, cinematography by Koos Roets, film Editing by Avril Beukes production design by Johnny Breedt and Birrie le Roux, art Direction by Johnny Breedt, set decoration by Fred Du Preez, costume design by Diana Cilliers.
Bosman, D.B., Van Der Merwe, I.W. and Hiemstra, L.W. 1964. Tweetalige Woordeboek. Kaapstad: Nasionale Boekhandel Bpk.