COSDEC Mahetago, Swakopmund Who We Are

BACKGROUND OF COSDEC Mahetago, Swakopmund

COSDEC Swakopmund was established in 2009 and is located in Swakopmund, Erongo Region in the Republic of Namibia. COSDEC Swakopmund offers structured 1 year courses (level 1 and 2) with job attachments, and a variety of short courses to community members. Level 3 is also offered for Hospitality.

The courses are offered at our training facility in Mondesa, Swakopmund, just behind the Walvisbay taxi rank. COSDEC Swakopmund consists of 14 staff members, the Centre also has a Business development Centre for SME’s. 

2018 National Courses
(Longer Courses)

  • Bricklaying & Plastering
  • Clothing Design & Production
  • Food Preparation & Serving
  • Joinery & Cabinet Making 
  • Office Administration & Computing
  • Plumbing & Pipefitting
  • Welding & Fabrication

2018 Short Courses
(1 week to 3 Months)

  • ICT

Our Contact Details:

Centre Manager: 

Phone : +264-64-403046
Fax : +264-64-402642
Email :
Address : P.O. Box 2509 Swakopmund,

Advisory Board Members

More about COSDEC Mahetago, Swakopmund

Success Stories

Donation by Namport

Namport through its Social Investment Fund (NSIF) sponsored N$50 000.00 to the COSDEC Swakopmund SME Incubation program. The money will be shared equally between 4 SME Incubatees and will be used for start-up expenses. The handing-over ceremony took place on 18 August at the centre.
Namport through the NSIF donated also a container to the COSDEC Swakopmund. The container will be used to store training materials and equipment. COSDEC Swakopmund is grateful for this generous donation and we are looking forward to a long relationship with Namport.

HSE Training

COSDEC Swakopmund receives Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) training.
A training course on Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) was offered to COSDEC Swakopmund Staff by Rössing Uranium’s ’ Skills Trainer, Mr Paul Kooper. The Course was provided on a weekly basis for a month period

Peace Corps Volunteer joins COSDEC Swakopmund July 2017

COSDEC Swakopmund gets a New Peace Corps volunteer. Justin Mazzao is from Texas, United States of America, he will be assisting at the Business Development Support Centre for two years. He will be assisting with the implementation of SME programmes the Centre

2015 Graduation and Inauguration Ceremony

The 20th February 2015 marked a great day in the History of COSDEC Mahetago as the Centre celebrated its Inauguration of its building and its first graduation at the new Centre. 153 trainees from various trades, The event was attended by prominent executives from different Industries and politicians, Including the Erongo Reg. Governor, his worship Cleophas Mutjavikua, Swakopmund Mayor, his worship Juuso Kambueshe, and the Arandis Mayor, his worship Daniel Muuhuura.

Swakop Uranium Sponsorship

Swakop Uranium handed over a sponsorship of N$60 000.00 to COSDEC Swakopmund which 4 COSDEC Business Incubatees will be benefiting from.
The aim for the funds is for start up capital. The Event was attended by the Erongo Regional Governor Cleophas Mutjavikua, Swakop Uranium Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs Dr Peng Xinjian, Swakop Uranium Vice-President Percy McCallum, COSDEC chairperson Ralph Bussel.