What kind of lawyer earns the most money in south africa?

That's a bit difficult to answer, but the fastest growing legal field is in Intellectual Property, where the "new kid on the block" can obtain a starting salary of $90,000 +. The average yearly salary for a lawyer in general practice is $62,000 to $65,000. The vast majority of attorneys do not make the enormous sums that is generally assumed. Like the majority of professionals they choose to practice law because it is what they love doing, not because they desire wealth and prestige.