Darren Taylor is a journalist based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. He has been reporting on current affairs throughout Africa since the early 1990s. He specializes in longer form, in depth investigative and human interest features, for both radio and print, but is equally adept at short-form, hard news journalism. He considers himself to be too ugly for television, but that is his opinion, and he generally has no time for his own opinions, preferring to focus on those of others. He has reported on a variety of issues in his career, from South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission to conflicts in northern Uganda and the Sudan, to diverse lighter subjects such as the rise of Kobe beef consumption in South Africa, and the adventures of a fisherman-cum-gigolo on the shores of Lake Victoria.