The case of the man, dubbed the Northern Cape scammers, has been postponed to the 30th of this month.
48-year-old Pius Emocpe is expected to post bail during his next trial. On Wednesday, Emocpe fired his legal aid lawyer and hired a private lawyer instead.
Emocpe allegedly lured an unsuspecting woman he met online and lured her millions of rands.
Pius Emocpe allegedly met a woman from the Northern Cape online and pretended to be an Italian biologist from a marine company. The state claims he talked to her on the phone and on social media.
He then started borrowing money from her, claiming that his maritime business was experiencing financial difficulties. The Hawks arrested him in Cape Town earlier this month.