The people of South Africa are the Parliament, which is why it is called the “people’s Parliament”.
In 1994, for the first time, all South African’s over the age of 18 voted for a new Parliament. Every five years after that, we will vote again. These elections are when we are given the opportunity to cast our vote for the political party that we support. The party that wins the most votes is the majority party and will form the new government.
The people you voted for are accountable to you, as it is you who elected them. It is their duty to listen to your opinions and needs.
They must make sure the views of the voters are taken into account when they vote for laws.
And they must report the decisions of Parliament back to you, the people. Everything they do and say must be open so that you, the voter can know what decisions are being made.
So the people actively working for Parliament are there because the people of South Africa have put them there. And it is their duty to work for and represent every citizens of South Africa.