By the end of this year, there is a decent chance that Zimbabwe could become the next exploration hotspot in Sub-Saharan Africa, news that would thrust 39-year-old Scott Macmillan firmly into the limelight.

Born in South Africa but raised in Zimbabwe where his family has roots going back to the late 1800s, Macmillan is the driving force behind Australian junior Invictus Energy, a company he set up to chase the dream of adventurous explorers the world over — a huge prospect in a basin untouched by the drill bit.